Heavy vehicle routes in the region will soon be more efficient, more reliable and safer thanks to an upgrade of the Carrara Hill Road/Stockwell Road intersection being funded under round six of the Federal Government’s Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program, Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin said.

“Getting product from paddock to plate is a vital part of Australia’s growing agriculture and transport industries, which is why the Coalition Government is investing in making those freight routes safer,” Mr Pasin said.

“We all understand how important it is to upgrade these roads – we all drive them often and see firsthand the jobs and opportunities agriculture and transport brings to our region.”

“I have been fighting for better roads and this is fantastic news for trucks and other road users travelling through our region, with the Barossa Council receiving over $252,900 under Round Six of the Program,” Mr Pasin said.

The upgrade of the intersection on the Barossa Freight Route at Carrara Hill Rd and Stockwell Rd near Nuriootpa, will increase access for larger heavy mass vehicles and improve safety.

The Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program provides funding to local councils and State and Territory Governments to help fund works designed to improve the safety and efficiency of important heavy vehicle routes around the nation.

More on the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program, including a full list of successful Round Six projects, is available at: http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/infrastructure_investment/heavy_vehicle_safety_and_productivity.aspx


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