Knoll bumps up funding to smooth out Sturt Hwy

Resurfacing works to improve the ride quality and safety of Sturt Highway near Gomersal Road are set to commence this month, with a promise of extra funding to address some of the worst sections of the road.

Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government Stephan Knoll said a predicted $505,000 would be allocated from the Federal Periodic Road Maintenance Program to improve sections of the highway.

The sections to be improved are located between about one kilometre north of the bridge over Main North Road, near Gawler, and to about 1.4km south of Ahrens Road, Shea-Oak Log.

“I drive this section of road on an almost daily basis and am well aware that it is not up to scratch,” Mr Knoll said.

“As a result of my concern for this road and, following further investigation, we have increased the funding allocation for this work to $505,000, up from the previously announced $350,000.

“These important works will improve the ride quality and safety of motorists along this notorious stretch of road.”

Works are expected to commence this month, and to be completed in June, weather permitting.