South Australia Minister for Road Safety Peter Malinauskas
Upgrades To Improve Metro Road Safety
Victor P Taffa
Black spots will be upgraded as part of a program of road safety improvements across the Adelaide metropolitan area in 2016-17.
“This latest round of black spot funding is being invested into locations that we have identified as priority areas based upon the past incidence or future likelihood of road crashes.” Minister for Road Safety Peter Malinauskas said.
This $9.5 Million program will fund treatments such as the installation of new traffic signals, intersection upgrades and safety barriers at priority locations across Adelaide.
“Improvements such as new traffic signals, intersection upgrades and safety barriers at priority locations make a substantial difference to road safety for all road users, motorists, cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians.”
North East Road/Nottage Terrace at Gilberton is among the intersections targeted for upgrade, with $2 Million allocated to install an additional right turn lane on North East Road and right turn signals on Stephen Terrace and Nottage Terrace.
A new $1.2 Million signalised intersection in Pasadena, at the intersection of Fiveash Drive and Day Drive, will improve traffic flow and safety for all road users.
A painted median scheme on Springbank Road, between Goodwood Road and Belair Road, will improve safety for vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians while maintaining traffic flow.
Roads with a high motorcycle crash rate will also continue to be targeted for safety improvements to help reduce motorcycle rider deaths and injuries.
Road safety upgrades are part of the State Government’s commitment to reducing deaths and injuries on South Australian roads.
43 % of all fatalities and 56% of serious injuries occur on Metropolitan roads. Almost half of all fatalities and serious injury crashes occur at intersections.
Over the past 5 years, serious injury crashes in Metropolitan Adelaide have reduced on average by 3.7% per year and fatal crashes have decreased on average by 3% per year.
Adelaide metropolitan road safety projects funded by the 2016/17 Asset Improvement Program:
- North East Road / Nottage Terrace, Walkerville – intersection upgrade
- Fiveash Drive / Day Drive, Pasadena – installation of traffic signals
- Onkaparinga Valley Road and River View Road, Woodside – intersection upgrade
- Main North Road / Montague Road, Salisbury – intersection upgrade
- Kenihans Road / Regency Road, Happy Valley – intersection upgrade
- Main South Road/Hillier Road, Morphett Vale – intersection upgrade
- Main Road (Belair-Blackwood) / Penno Parade / Downer Avenue – intersection upgrade
- Piccadilly Road / Sprigg Road – guardrail installation
- Reservoir Road / Pompoota Road, Modbury – intersection improvement
- Sir Donald Bradman Drive near Raws Road, Brooklyn Park – new U-Turn facility
- Motorcycle safety improvements – motorcycle safety barrier, improved delineation and new pavement on curves on roads with a high motorcycle crash rate
- Wright Road and RM Williams Drive, Walkley Heights – installation of roundabout
- Springbank Road, between Goodwood Road and Belair Road – painted median scheme (pedestrian refuges, bicycle lanes, right turn lanes, indented bus bays and indented parking bays)
- Salisbury Highway / Elder Smith Road, Greenfields – intersection upgrade