South Road is top transport priority for South Australia


The peak national motoring and mobility organisation, the Australian Automobile Association (AAA), has welcomed a commitment from the Federal Coalition to support the upgrade of the North-South Road Corridor in Adelaide.

"This is the top road infrastructure priority for South Australia," AAA Executive Director Andrew McKellar said.

"The sections of South Road making up the national road network between Wingfield and Darlington have been identified by the AAA and RAA as the major priority for upgrade as part of the Demand Better Roads campaign," he said.

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has announced a future Coalition government would commit to significant new investment to the North-South Road Corridor in Adelaide, today pledging $500 million to commence the next phase of works.

"The full scale of investment required to complete the work needed along the North-South Road Corridor is extensive but today's commitment is a useful and practical step forward," he said.

"The eventual completion of upgrades along South Road is essential to address long-term congestion concerns and increase productivity around the city of Adelaide and its growing southern suburbs," Mr McKellar said.

This announcement comes just a week after the motoring clubs of Australia launched the Demand Better Roads campaign which will provide a 'Report Card' of the major parties policies on transport and motoring issues.

"It is encouraging to see transport infrastructure is a major focus of this federal election because motorists in South Australia do deserve better," he said.

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