The Marshall Liberal Government has fulfilled a commitment to reinstate the 110km/hour speed limit on the Browns Well Highway.
Work on the $15 million project to upgrade the Highway commenced in the middle of last year, with works completed earlier this month.
Member for Chaffey Tim Whetstone said the reinstatement of the 110km/hour speed limit would be welcome news to many.
“It gives me great pleasure to be able to remove the 100km/hour speed limit signs today,” Mr. Whetstone said. “We promised to improve the safety of this road and re-introduce the 110km/h speed limit and that's exactly what we have done.”
“This project, something that I promised the people of the Riverland and Mallee at the last State election, has been delivered, to improve safety so we can reinstate the 110km per hour speed limit.”
“Road users on the Browns Well Highway will now be able to travel safely at 110km/hour, which will improve productivity and efficiency on this vital freight network.
“The Browns Well Highway is used extensively for permit and wide loads, and we know how important this road is for local farmers, as well as a major freight and tourist connection route through the State.”
The $15 million package of works on the Browns Well Highway included approximately 100 kilometres of shoulder sealing, 7 kilometres of pavement rehabilitation works, new line marking, replacement of guideposts and the installation of approximately 10 kilometres of safety barrier.
“The upgrade of this notoriously bad road will benefit thousands of locals, interstate freighters and tourists who travel this road every day,” Mr. Whetstone said. “For years the Highway has been dangerous, and the previous Labor government ignored what the local community wanted and dropped the speed limit instead of investing money to improve the road.”
“Local residents have put up with this road for many years and the Marshall Liberal government is doing what the State Labor government never bothered to do; we’ve fixed it.”
“This package of works not only provides for important safety improvements but created jobs, during a time of global uncertainty.”
“It is wonderful to see the work complete which will improve safety and help save lives on our country roads.”