Member for Barker Tony Pasin has welcomed the commencement of construction of new overtaking lanes and upgraded rest areas as part of the former Coalition Government’s investment into Sturt Highway.
“The Roads of Strategic Importance (ROSI) initiative was first announced in the 2018 Coalition Government Budget, and $70 million of Federal Government funding was allocated to Sturt highway between Gawler to Renmark under the funding initiative,” Mr Pasin said.
“This project forms part of the Coalition Government’s $120 billion infrastructure pipeline.”
“I’m committed to seeing this funding continue to roll out under the new Labor Government. For that reason, I welcome the news that works will begin on the overtaking lanes and rest areas along Sturt Highway.”
“This package of works follows the upgrades at the Sturt and Old Sturt Highway Junctions and Holder Top Road intersection as well as some re-surfacing works already undertaken under the Coalition’s ROSI initiative.”
“The Coalition Government invested in the Sturt Highway because the corridor contributes to the competitiveness of Australia’s agricultural and mining sectors, opening up access to essential freight networks in South Australia as well as improving safety for all road users.”
“While I’m pleased to hear this project is progressing for the short to medium term benefits, I remain committed to continuing to advocate for the duplication of Sturt Highway for the long term safety and productivity of the region and its contribution to our nation,” Mr Pasin said.
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