Member for Barker Tony Pasin says the Federal Government is funding further improvements to the Sturt Highway with an additional $3.09 million of Federal Government funding for a $3.8 million project.This is in addition to the $25 million Sturt Highway Productivity and Safety Improvements Package which saw works begin last month.

The newly announced project will see two sections of the Highway receive shoulder sealing and widening; 119 km between Truro and Kingston-on-Murray and another 3.9km between Renmark and Paringa.

“This is about helping our regional primary producers and other key industries get their products to market safely and efficiently, boosting the South Australian economy,” Mr Pasin said.

“It’s also about making roads safer for motorists who share these roads with heavy vehicles,” Mr Pasin said.

“These upgrades are another example of the Coalition Government’s commitment to funding the infrastructure regional communities and businesses need to thrive,” Mr Pasin said.

“We know that safe and productive regions are going to drive economic growth and create jobs, making regional communities great places to live and work. That’s why the Coalition Government is investing so heavily in our regions,” Mr Pasin said.

The project is part of the $13.75 million South Australia Regional Roads Package designed to improve safety and better support heavy freight vehicles.


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