The Sturt Highway is the major road freight corridor connection between South Australia and New South Wales and the demand to cater for larger freight vehicles is only increasing.
While we need duplication of this highway in the long term, the Sturt Highway at Truro is currently causing a bottleneck. Approximately 4,000 vehicles travel through the town of Truro per day, of which 30 per cent are heavy commercial vehicles, including an average of approximately 600 B-Doubles and road trains per day.
The Coalition Government $202 million committed to fund the design and construction of a bypass at Truro to divert heavy traffic along the Sturt Highway out of Truro’s main street, improving safety and amenity, as well as freight efficiency.
Unfortunately, the Truro Freight Route is one of 50 major nation building infrastructure projects across the country to be scrapped by the Albanese Labor Government.
By signing this petition, I’m calling on the State and Federal Government’s to re-commit to funding and build the Truro Freight Route!