Princes Highway to receive new rest area

A $3.8 million heavy vehicle rest area at Salt Creek on the Princes Highway in South Australia is among the $80.1 million the South Australian government is allocating towards road safety in its 2024-25 State Budget.

The balance of the spending will go to improving road infrastructure, reducing speed limits, and the installation of 30 new cameras across the state, including 12 new red light cameras.

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The $38.7 million investment in cameras will also include three additional point-to-point cameras to be installed in the 2025-2026 financial year.

The SA government says camera locations will be determined by crash statistics, driver behaviour, presence of vulnerable road users and existing safety measures, based on data provided by the Department for Infrastructure and Transport in consultation with South Australia Police.

The following five locations have been identified as potential priorities and are under current investigation.

  • Military Road
  • Port Wakefield
  • Lonsdale Highway/Ocean Boulevard
  • Port River Expressway
  • Greenhill Road

The Budget also allocates $35 million over three years to deliver road resurfacing and the maintenance of electrical assets, including traffic signals.

A further $2.6 million has been set aside to cover the cost of installing new 40 km/h speed signs along a number of arterial and council roads to make drop off and pick up times safer for local children.

These new measures will not apply on weekends, school holidays or public holidays and will not replace or remove any existing 25km/h school zones on local streets.

In South Australia, all revenue from speed cameras and mobile phone detection goes toward The Community Road Safety Fund, contributing toward safety initiatives through policing, education and training programs, infrastructure projects and black spots.

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