Sturt Highway upgrade: Barmera intersection to receive multimillion dollar makeover to improve efficiency

Road works have officially begun. The intersection east of Barmera on the Old Sturt Highway is set to receive a complete makeover, with the SA department of Infrastructure and Transport dedicating a whopping $30m towards the project. The aim of the project is to increase efficiency and make it easier to navigate, as the current intersection has received numerous complaints about the complexity of it.

“The current intersection is far too complicated – it’s a safety hazard.”

“We have to face the facts here, the current intersection is too complex for Riverland drivers to understand,” SA Infastructure and Transport spokesman Roy D Workes claims.

“When you’ve got a T-intersection, that’s already trouble, then you take into account the turning lane that goes towards Monash, and that only results in more chaos and confusion.” Mr Workes continued.

The proposed redesign aims to simplify the current intersection, making it quicker and easier for vehicles to navigate. SA Infrastructure and Transport have released a concept image to show the new design.

‘Simple and efficient’ – The new redesign aims to improve the flow of traffic.

With the work already underway, residents can expect the redesign to be completed by mid-2023.

The Riverlanderer will update as this story develops.

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