New southbound overtaking lane built on Augusta Highway in Australia

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A new southbound overtaking lane has been constructed between Maro Creek Lane and Diagonal Road on the Augusta Highway in Australia. The works included sealing, line marking as well as pavement development works.

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The overtaking lane has already been open to traffic, however, speed and traffic restrictions have been put in place for the next several weeks. This is to allow for the completion of re-seal works. 

As a whole, the new southbound overtaking lane on Augusta Highway in Australia will contribute to a decrease in delays, as well as to a more reliable journey. Moreover, it strives to improve traffic flow, especially for motorists that travel along the specific route. 

Overtaking Lane Project on Augusta Highway in Australia to build safer and smoother roads

While commenting on the project, Catherine King said that the Federal Government remains committed to working with the South Australian Government. Especially, in ensuring that all road users have access to the smoothest and safest journeys along the road network.

The Federal Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, and Local Government Minister further said that the project is an exciting, next step to building the infrastructure that the region deserves.

Geoff Brock, also commented on the project saying that it is fantastic that work is complete on the new southbound overtaking lane. Additionally, the South Australian Minister for Regional Roads noted, work is progressing well on the brand-new southbound overtaking lane near Redhill. 

Funding for the project

The Augusta Highway Overtaking Lane Project is one of two that have received joint funding from the Federal and South Australian governments, on an 80-20 basis. It is also a part of the South Australian Rural Roads Safety Package.

In total, the overall package is about $155 million, with the Federal Government contributing up to $124.4 million. Meanwhile, the South Australian Government contributes the remaining share.