After years of lobbying, Independent Frome MP Geoff Brock is relieved that the state government will upgrade the Horrocks Highway in his electorate.
Funding will come from the new Royalties for Regions scheme which will see about $2.5 million upgrades for the highway.
He said improvements will address areas that are in particular need of maintenance and upgrading.
It would include rehabilitation works near Collinsfield, Angle Grove and Stone Cutter Roads between Yacka and Bungaree in the Mid North.
“The news that funding will go to making part of the highway safer for motorists and heavy vehicle drivers is welcome,” Mr Brock said.
“I have been passionate about upgrades for this important tourist and transport route which is also the main road artery connecting Mid North residents to Adelaide.”
“My concerns were mentioned to Premier Steven Marshall during my discussions immediately after the election and I have discussed the issues with Transport Minister Stephan Knoll.
“It is heartening to see the Government has listened to its rural constituents and that money will be spent on these essential upgrades.”
Also included in the spending, he said, was one of the worst stretches – from Roseworthy to the Wasleys turn-off at Templars.
The work will fix undulations along the 8.3km stretch which has topped the Royal Automobile Association’s list of dangerous South Australian roads.