More than $1.7 million will be spent upgrading one of Adelaide’s key arterial roads, with works to start on Main North Road next week.

Resurfacing works on a 1.3km section of Main North Road between The Grove Way and Black Top Road in Salisbury Park will begin on Sunday night.

Further night works will begin on Monday night for a 1.2 kilometre section between Bristol Avenue and Regency Road in Enfield.

Another $235,000 will be invested in resealing 4.1 kilometres of the Palmer to Murray Bridge Road, about 7 kilometres south of Palmer.

The projects will improve the surface quality and extend the life of the roads, while also improving safety for all road users.

Background

The Main North Road works in Salisbury Park are expected to be completed by 28 March while the works at Enfield are due to be completed by 7 April, weather permitting.

The works will be carried out at night between 7pm and 7am.

The Palmer to Murray Bridge Road works will begin on Tuesday 21 March and are expected to be completed by April 2017, weather permitting.

The work will be undertaken between 7am and 5.30pm Monday to Saturday.

For real time road works visit the Traffic SA website or download the AddInsight app for Apple or Android.

Quotes attributable to Transport and Infrastructure Minister Stephen Mullighan

The State Government is investing more than half-a-billion dollars on road maintenance and safety over four years including an additional $110 million announced in the 2015-16 State Budget.

The $110 million investment is delivering more than 185 critical road projects supporting more than 300 jobs.

Resealing works such as these are vital for ensuring the long-term use of key arterial roads, as well as making them safer for everyone who uses them.

We are committed to continually improving and upgrading our arterial road network to keep traffic moving and focusing on improving safety for all road users.

Quotes attributable to Member for Little Para Lee Odenwalder

Up to 60,000 vehicles use Main North Road in Salisbury Park every day making it one of the busiest arterial roads in Adelaide.

As the local member I am always lobbying for more funding for road upgrades in the northern suburbs and it’s pleasing to see those efforts resulting in these important works which will make the drive smoother and safer for those in the northern suburbs.