Sturt Highway upgrade work begins

The South Australian Government has announced work has started on the construction of new overtaking lanes and upgraded rest stops on the Sturt Highway

The latest works will include new eastbound and westbound overtaking lanes near Stockyard Plains and a new eastbound overtaking lane east of Waikerie.

There will also be upgrades to the eastbound rest area at Stockyard Plains, and to the eastbound and westbound rest areas at Kingston-on-Murray.

Weather permitting, the overtaking lanes and upgraded rest areas are scheduled to open late 2023.

The SA government says the works will improve safety and freight efficiency along the Sturt Highway and support regional economic growth.

“They form part of the South Australian and Australian governments’ $87.5 million commitment to upgrade the Sturt Highway between Renmark and Gawler, as part of the Roads of Strategic Importance initiative,” the media statement says.

It says the contract for these works was awarded to Downer EDI Works Pty Ltd.

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