Hon Stephan Knoll MP Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government Member for Schubert
Tony Pasin MP Federal Member for Barker
Work to improve safety and access at Kroemer’s Crossing, near Tanunda, has taken another step forward, with the release of the proposed roundabout design and local information sessions scheduled in coming weeks.
The much-anticipated Kroemer’s Crossing Roundabout Project will reduce transport costs and create greater efficiencies for local industries through improved heavy vehicle access, and reduce the confusion of the current road alignment due to the close proximity of multiple junctions and the presence of the rail corridor.
Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin and State Member for Schubert Stephan Knoll have worked together with The Barossa Council and Pernod Ricard Winemakers to bring this project to fruition.
“This $6 million State and Federal Government investment is a great example of working together to achieve outcomes for regional communities and the businesses that support economic growth and local jobs,” Mr Pasin said.
“The infrastructure will increase efficiency, productivity and improve the supply chain.
“Making this freight route more efficient means local businesses have more money to invest in their operations, creating jobs and proving a boost to the local economy.
“Regional communities remain at the core of Australia’s economy and identity and the Morrison Government is working to ensure regional Australia can thrive and prosper.”
Mr Knoll said the upcoming community information sessions on September 12 and 13 would be beneficial for locals seeking better understanding around the proposed design, and provided an opportunity to ask questions directly to the project team.
“This project is crucial to improving safety for drivers at this risky intersection, and providing safer turning capacity for heavy vehicles,” he said.
“All too often we see close calls, often due to driver confusion; this roundabout will make Kroemer’s Crossing safer and easier to navigate for locals and tourists alike.
“Concurrently, enabling the extension of the Restricted Access Vehicle (RAV) network and improving heavy vehicle access will unlock incredible efficiencies and production for many local businesses.
“The rail corridor will continue to be preserved as part of this project, and there’s nothing stopping the return of a rail service in the future.”
Two drop-in Community Information Sessions are being held at the Tanunda CWA Town Hall, 70 Murray Street, Tanunda, on Thursday, September 12, anytime from 6pm to 8pm, and Friday, September 13, anytime from 12pm to 2pm.
The Kroemer’s Crossing Roundabout Project includes:
• construction of a single lane roundabout serving multiple adjoining roads which can accommodate PBS Level 2A vehicles
• construction of a shared use path on the western side of the roundabout, adjacent Murray Street and Burings Road, and pedestrian ramps either side of Burings Road
• safety barriers, where required
• earthworks and landscaping.
The project is being funded by the State and Federal Governments, The Barossa Council and Pernod Ricard Winemakers Pty Ltd.
Works are scheduled to commence in early 2020, with completion expected mid-2020, weather permitting.
For further information, visit dpti.sa.gov.au/kroemers_crossing, phone 1300 794 880, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carla Wiese-Smith 0448 209 827 (Hon Stephen Knoll MP)
Charlotte Edmunds 8531 2466 (Tony Pasin MP)