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The new upgrades will relieve freight traffic in Port Lincoln
A key freight path through South Australia’s Port Lincoln will be upgraded as part of sweeping federal government plans
The federal government says it is pleased to announce that the intersection of a key freight route in Port Lincoln, South Australia, will receive important upgrades.
The upgrades to the intersection of Porter Street, Liverpool Street and Railway Place, at the end of the Lincoln Highway, will include the installation of traffic signals, a dedicated right-hand turn lane, improved drainage, widening and pavement works.
The federal government will contribute $3.6 million towards the project. The funding has come from the government’s ongoing commitment of up to $65 million per year, through the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program, to state, territory and local governments to increase safety outcomes and productivity for heavy vehicle operations in our regions.
"Projects like this one in Port Lincoln will bolster access and improve freight transport through local communities and improve safety for truck drivers," federal assistant transport minister Carol Brown says.
"Investment in segments of our roads which are well utilised by heavy vehicles has never been more important, with many of our communities grappling with ongoing flooding and tightening supply chains.
"The Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program makes a real difference for motorists and industry by shortening transport routes and renewing ageing infrastructure and I look forward to seeing the benefits from these latest projects flow.
"I also look forward to announcing many more rest area projects through the Heavy Vehicle Rest Area initiative later this year."