28/02/2020 | Stephan Knoll MP | More Jobs | Better Services

Motorists will soon have a smoother and safer journey to Port Wakefield with 23 kilometres of Part Wakefield Road being resurfaced.

The Marshall Government is investing $11.6 million to resurface eight sections of Port Wakefield Road, between Port Wakefield and Two Wells, with completion expected in May 2020 weather permitting.

“The Marshall Liberal Government is investing record amounts in regional roads and this upgrade forms part of our plan to fix over 1,000km of country roads,” said Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government Stephan Knoll.

“We have built a record $12.9 billion pipeline of infrastructure works over the next four years that will grow regional economies, build stronger communities and create more jobs.

“For 16 long years Labor ignored and neglected regional infrastructure and we are tackling the massive backlog of regional road works they left in their wake.

“We are building the Port Wakefield Bypass, duplicating the Joy Baluch bridge, duplicating part of Victor Harbor Road and fixing the notorious Horrocks Highway.

“Our investment in regional roads will help make country roads safer and save lives.”

Member for Narungga Fraser Ellis welcomed the investment.

“Yorke Peninsula is a holiday hotspot for thousands of South Australians and almost everybody uses Port Wakefield Road to get over to the Peninsula,” said Mr Ellis.

“Resurfacing 23 kilometres of Port Wakefield Road will make the journey that much smoother and safer and hopefully encourage even more people to visit Yorke Peninsula.”

The first stage of works, which commences on Tuesday, 10 March, covers a 1.9-kilometre section of the two southbound lanes along Port Wakefield Road, beginning approximately 11.5 kilometres south of the Port Wakefield township.

In total, four northbound sections and four southbound sections will be resurfaced between Port Wakefield and Two Wells, with works to be staged to minimise overall impacts on road users.

All works will be undertaken both during the day and night, seven days a week, to complete the job as quickly and safely as possible.