Tender released for Victor Harbor roundabout construction at intersection of Torrens and Crozier

Member for Finniss David Basham.
Member for Finniss David Basham.

The roundabout at the intersection of Torrens Street and Crozier Road was promised at the March 2018, state election and more than 18 months later there is action at the troubled crossing.

The State Government has released a tender for the construction of the roundabout in Victor Harbor, which is hoped to improve safety and traffic flow.

Member for Finniss David Basham said the project delivered on the Marshall Government's election commitment to undertake the upgrade after the intersection recorded 11 crashes between 2013 and 2017, including four casualty crashes and eight right angle 't-bone' crashes.

"The Marshall Liberal Government is delivering on another of its election commitments to upgrade the intersection of Torrens Street and Crozier Road," Mr Basham said.

"This will be warmly welcomed by the local community which has been calling for this for years and will assist in addressing crashes and improving overall safety at the intersection. Along with the construction of the roundabout, the works include modification of existing kerb, gutter and footpaths, installation of LED lighting, new asphalt pavement and a pedestrian refuge and line marking."

The project is estimated to cost $2.3 million, after detailed design works conducted by the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure revealed it would cost more than what was estimated by a preliminary concept design study initiated by the City of Victor Harbor.

The tender for works is expected to be awarded in November, with construction scheduled to commence in early 2020 to avoid congestion during the peak summer holiday period on the South Coast.

Mr Basham also welcomed the tender for the planning study for the Victor Harbor Road Duplication Project.

"This is a very welcome $92 million commitment by the Marshall and Morrison governments. More than 23,000 motorists travel this section of the Victor Harbor Road every day."