26 September 2023

Feedback on way to Mount and Hills

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The Department for Infrastructure and Transport (DIT) is seeking feedback on locals’ travel experiences and challenges in Mount Barker and the Adelaide Hills to inform future transport planning and investment in the region.

According to the DIT, the Mount Barker/Adelaide Hills Transport Study will guide a long-term transport plan to inform future investment in the region, supporting population and economic growth and liveability.

“The Adelaide Hills region is growing rapidly, with the area’s population expected to exceed 80,000 by 2036, including 47,000 in Mount Barker alone,” said the Department.

“Community members are invited to have their say on what they view as the transport needs for the region, via an online survey and through a series of information sessions,” it said.

“These sessions will be held at venues around the Adelaide Hills throughout the coming weeks.”

Additionally, the Australian and South Australian governments have committed $150 million over five years to upgrade key strategic roads as part of the Adelaide Hills Productivity and Road Safety Package.

“The package includes a range of road improvements to support economic growth, improve road safety and provide safer routes in emergency situations in the Adelaide Hills area,” SA Government said.

“The targeted upgrades will provide safer escape and emergency response routes in emergency situations, improve road risk star ratings and improve connectivity between supply sources and markets,” it said.

Upgrades are to commence in late 2022, starting with asphalting works on Main Road, between Edgecumbe Parade and Black Road, weather permitting.

For more information, including community information session dates and times follow this PS News link.

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