The Riddoch Highway is one of South Australia’s major freight and commuter corridors and the main access road into the city of Mount Gambier.
Data from the RAA reports almost 200 vehicle crash-related injuries and 8 deaths on the road in the period between 2013 and 2017.
To ensure the Riddoch Highway is up to standard, it needs overtaking lanes to ensure the safety of road users.
Local trucking companies have spoken out about telling their B-double drivers to avoid the highway, due to poor road conditions and excessive traffic.
There is considerable road spend in metropolitan Adelaide, while regions often miss out on necessary works
This is a major safety issue for the people of the Limestone Coast and other regional road users.
Significant investment is required to bring this highway up to the level of safety demanded by South Australian road users.
In the 2019 State Budget, the Marshall Liberal Government announced a record $1.115billion investment in regional roads and infrastructure projects across the state. This includes $250m to upgrade the Princes Highway.
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