South Australia is set to receive a wave of construction jobs after the announcement of $1bn in infrastructure projects commencing in the next 6 months.
Starting this month, the Marshall Government is set to bring 1,300 jobs to construction workers with two of the state’s biggest regional infrastructure projects – the Port Wakefield Overpass and Highway Duplication and the Joy Baluch AM Bridge Duplication Project.
In addition, shoulder sealing will take place on the Tod Highway and Birdseye Highway, as part of the state government’s commitment to improving regional roads.
Within the city, upgrade construction will be starting by the end of the year on the Goodwood-Springbank-Daws Road intersection and the Main North-Kings-McIntyre Roads Intersection.
Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Corey Wingard has highlighted the importance of delivering jobs to support the economy.
“The economic challenges our state is facing at the moment are unprecedented,” Minister Wingard said.
“Getting major works started on infrastructure projects across South Australia will help keep the economy firing as we navigate our way through the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Creating jobs is critical to our economic recovery and we’re delivering around 1,315 over the next six months in road infrastructure projects alone.
“Congestion busting projects in the city will also help tens of thousands of motorists, saving them valuable time on their daily commute and making their journeys safer and more reliable.”
As part of the State Governments’ stimulus package, a number of road safety projects will be implemented including:
- Audio tactile line markings for roads across the state
- New centre median wire rope treatments for the Dukes Highway
- Various lighting improvements
- Safety barriers for regional roads
- Further regional and high-priority road improvements
The $10m tender works package is expected to go to market this next month.