Victor Harbor to Mount Compass road needs upgrade

HOPEFUL: City of Victor Harbor CEO Victoria MacKirdy supports upgrade to Victor Harbor Road.
HOPEFUL: City of Victor Harbor CEO Victoria MacKirdy supports upgrade to Victor Harbor Road.

The $93 million promised by the state and federal governments to upgrade Main South Road to McLaren Vale has local councils wanting to not be neglected.

City of Victor Harbor CEO Victoria MacKirdy said the City of Victor Harbor welcomed any measures that will make it safer for people travelling to and from Victor Harbor.

"We hope that following this initial work from Main South Road to McLaren Vale, the section from Mount Compass to Victor Harbor becomes a priority for duplication," Ms MacKirdy said.

According to the RAA, between 2013 and 2017, 72 casualty crashes occurred on the 41 kilometre section between McLaren Vale and Victor Harbor. Three of those were fatalities.

During the same period 17 casualty crashes occurred on the 4.5 kilometre section between Main South Road and McLaren Vale. One of these was fatal.

On average, 5700 vehicles per day travel between Goolwa Road and Hindmarsh Tiers Road and between McLaren Vale to Mt Compass it varies between 10,000 to 14,000 vehicles per day, on average.

RAA's General Manager Government & Public Policy Jayne Flaherty said "the RAA has strongly advocated for the duplication of Victor Harbor Road, which has seen a 34 per cent increase in traffic over the past decade."

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