The ongoing Sturt Highway Corridor Upgrade has now set its sights on the 55-kilometre stretch between Annadale and Shea-Oak Log in South Australia.
Pavement rehabilitation works will be undertaken at multiple locations along the highway and are expected to be complete by late 2023.
Rest areas will also begin construction and upgrading this quarter and should be complete by the end of the year.
Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, Catherine King, said the Government’s funding is key in ensuring SA’s road network is as safe and efficient as possible.
“The Australian Government is addressing the need to improve safety for motorists and freight transport operators at multiple locations on the Sturt Highway,” she said.
“This project demonstrates our Government’s commitment to supporting more efficient, resilient and safer traffic and transport solutions for South Australians.”
SA Minister for Regional Roads, Geoff Brock, said there are plenty more improvements to come.
“The South Australian and Australian governments remain committed to improving safety, freight efficiency and supporting regional economic growth along this vital stretch of road,” he said.
Other related projects are taking place north-east of Nuriootpa, which will be followed by works west of Truro and northeast of Gawler.
An upgrade to an existing rest area in Yamba is scheduled to commence in the coming weeks.