Knoll delivers $1.5m Barossa Valley Way revamp

Barossa commuters can look forward to a smoother drive between Tanunda and Nuriootpa, with $1.5 million worth of works to be undertaken in early 2019.

Member for Schubert Stephan Knoll – also the Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government – said a total of 3.4 kilometres of Barossa Valley Way would receive significant resurfacing works.

“We’ve listened to local feedback and we are delivering an outcome which pays heed to those concerns,” Mr Knoll said.

“Works were previously announced for the northern end of Barossa Valley Way, but we have been told consistently by locals that they believe the road south of the roundabout is much worse.

“As a result of that feedback, we’re now resurfacing both ends of the road.

“This is news that I know will be very welcome to the nearly 7000 commuters who travel between Tanunda and Nuriootpa each day.”

The works will be conducted between Vine Vale Road, Tanunda, and south of Railway Terrace, Nuriootpa, and will consist of profiling and replacing the existing full width asphalt.

Procurement is currently underway, and works are expected to commence in early 2019.

“The state of Barossa Valley Way has been a regular complaint to my office since being elected the Member for Schubert, and I am incredibly pleased to be able to deliver these works,” Mr Knoll said.

“After 16 years of Labor neglect, the Marshall Liberal Government is committed to making our regional road network safer for all South Australians.

“It will take some time to repair the mess, but this local fix is a very good start!”