No Budget Funding for Main Road Upgrade

Media Release - Thursday, 18 June 2015

No Budget Funding for Main Rd Upgrade

The Member for Davenport, Sam Duluk MP, has condemned the Treasurer and Minister for Transport for failing to act on the recommendations of the Blackwood Road Management Plan.

“A recent study by insurer AAMI has found Main Road, Blackwood to be the fifth most dangerous road in Adelaide.”

“The Minister claims the transport budget is allocated to the needs of roads according to priority. If the fifth most dangerous road in Adelaide is not a priority in the Minister’s eyes then what is?”

“Blackwood Roundabout alone had 51 reported crashes including seven casualty crashes from 2008 to 2012 on the Department’s own figures”

“The Minister must act on the recommendations of the Road Management Plan to ensure the safety of residents of Blackwood and surrounding suburbs.” Mr Duluk said.