A further 13 dangerous crash sites on South Australian roads will be upgraded thanks to an $8 million funding injection through the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program.

The Black Spot Program funds safety measures such as traffic signals and roundabouts at locations where a number of serious crashes are known to have occurred, or are at risk of occurring.

This funding is part of the Government’s $1.3 billion commitment to the Black Spot Program from 2013-14 to 2025-26 to improve road safety across the nation.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Barnaby Joyce said the Government’s investment would continue to make roads safer across the nation.

“The Government is committed to reducing deaths on our roads and sparing families from the immeasurable impact these tragedies have,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.

“Funding under the Black Spot Program will deliver much-needed safety upgrades to some of the most dangerous sections of our roads, making them safer and keeping commuters and freight moving.

“The Government is investing more than $25 billion in road safety projects over the next four years.”

Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport Scott Buchholz said the 13 Black Spot projects across South Australia will make an important contribution towards reducing serious road injuries and deaths, and builds on previous investments in the state.

“This Government is investing in road safety right across the nation to ensure Australians get home sooner and safer,” Assistant Minister Buchholz said.

“This new funding will see total investment through the Black Spot Program in South Australia rise to $77.6 million, demonstrating our ongoing commitment to improving road safety.”

Federal Member for Barker and Chair of the South Australia Black Spot Consultative Panel Tony Pasin said this investment in Black Spot projects will deliver safer roads throughout the state.

“The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics has found that Black Spot projects reduce the number of crashes causing death and injury by 30 per cent on average,” Mr Pasin said.

“The high-priority locations we are funding have seen a total of three crashes causing fatalities and 85 crashes causing injuries recorded over the past five years.

“The panel that reviews priorities for the program includes representatives from the South Australian Road Transport Association, South Australian Freight Council, Traffic Management Association of Australia, South Australia Police, Royal Automobile Association of SA, Local Government Association of SA and the SA Department for Infrastructure and Transport.”

For more information on the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program, or to nominate a black spot, visit investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots.

A list of funded projects is available below.

  • South Australia Black Spot Program 2022–23
Project Name Proposed Treatment Australian Government Contribution Local Government Area
Glen Stuart Road
Norton Summit Road
MAGILL (5072)
Installation of new kerb alignment and new concrete median with improved signage and delineation $45,000 Campbelltown (SA)
Piggot Range Road
Upper Penneys Hill Road
Installation of sealed shoulders and safety barrier with improved delineation $429,540 Onkaparinga
Main South Road
Between Arthur Street and Major Road
Sealing of shoulders and installation of guard fence and motorcycle barriers $962,500 Onkaparinga
Hawthorn Road
3.2-kilometre section south-west of Bollen Road
Installation of targeted guard fence with roadside hazard removal, localised widening, improved corner delineation and delineation improvement with updated signage $950,000 Mount Barker
The Grove Way
Aeolian Drive and Atlantis Drive
Installation of mast arms and right-turn arrows on Aeolian Drive and Atlantis Drive approach $242,000 Tea Tree Gully
Commercial Road
550-metre section north of Park Terrace
Installation of painted median scheme $154,000 Salisbury
North East Road
Reservoir Road
MODBURY (5092)
Installation of three mast arms signal poles at the intersection of North East Road and Reservoir Road $171,000 Tea Tree Gully
Wright Road
Kelly Road
MODBURY (5092)
Modify approaches of the roundabout,  improvements to the kerb ramps and installation of new pedestrian refuges $228,780 Tea Tree Gully
The Grove Way
The Golden Way
Provision of additional right-turn lane with full-time right-turn control on The Grove Way. Improved linemarking and installation of two combo mast arms and relocation of signal poles. New north eastern and south-western pedestrian ramps $1,280,000 Tea Tree Gully
Main Road
South of Binney Road and Malpas Road
Installation of safety barrier $150,000 Onkaparinga
Nine Mile Road
Between Hamburg Road and Koennecke Road
Installation of guard rail on curves and shoulder sealing with delineation improvements such as edge lines, retroreflective raised pavement markers (RRPMs) and chevron alignment markers (CAMs) and improvement to superelevation $427,000 Alexandrina
Greenock Road
Samuel Road and Moppa Road South
Installation of a roundabout $1,950,000 Light
Barrier Highway
South-east of Wheetelande Road
Widening of sealed shoulders with the installation of safety barriers and audio tactile line marking $1,000,000 Goyder