Alternative freight route welcomed

Member for Waite, Sam Duluk MP today welcomed the RAA’s advocacy for an alternative Higher Productivity Vehicles (HPVs) freight route which would encourage operators to use HPVs and alternative routes to the South Eastern Freeway.

This alternative was part of the RAA’s Highway Assessment: South Eastern Freeway report released earlier today.

“Like many South Australians, I am disappointed that the State Government is no longer pursuing the GlobeLink solution,” Mr Duluk said.

“Therefore, I’m encouraged to see the RAA advocating for an alternative freight route, such as the route via Truro to be used by HPVs to remove heavy vehicles from the South Eastern Freeway and our suburban roads.

“Many residents of the Adelaide Hills, Mitcham Hills and Urrbrae area would completely agree with the RAA’s assessment that ‘major freight routes along busy urban corridors should be avoided wherever possible’.”

Mr Duluk also welcomed the RAA’s call to “invest income generated by the Crafers and Leawood Gardens speed cameras [in the electorate of Waite] directly into improving safety on the South Eastern Freeway.”

“Motorists and the freight industry know that the South Eastern Freeway is not a safe and viable long-term option for freight movements,” said Mr Duluk.

“I call on the State Government to work with the Federal Government and industry to develop alternative road freight routes, for the benefit of all South Australians.”

The RAA report can be found at this address, under the 'Regional Road Assessments' section: https://www.raa.com.au/motor/safety-and-advice/road-safety/road-assessments 

10 June 2020

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