Michelle Lensink

Barossa Valleyway

A question put forward to the Hon. P. HOLLOWAY regarding Barossa Valley Way.

The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK:

1. Can the Minister for Transport advise of any maintenance work planned for the Barossa Valley Way, between Tanunda and Lyndoch?

2. Are there any planned, major developments on the Barossa Valley Way?

3. When will this road's maintenance requirements next be reviewed, given that the Barossa Valley Way has become a crucial transport corridor?

The Hon. P. HOLLOWAY: The Minister for Transport has provided the following information:

1. In 2005-06, $790,000 has been allocated for Periodic Maintenance works on the Barossa Valley Way between Tanunda and Lyndoch. A detailed scoping of these works is yet to be completed but the first stage will involved $100,000 of asphaltic concrete overlay between Gomersal Road and the entrance to Tanunda.

2. The State Government has been progressively delivering improvements along the Barossa Valley Way. In the past 5 years, $4.3 million has been allocated to this road.

In 2005-06, two major infrastructure projects will be constructed.

These are improvements intersection of the to the Barossa Valley Way and Seppeltsfield Road to facilitate heavy vehicle movements, and lighting of the junction of the Sturt Highway with the Barossa ValleyWay. Other improvements will be considered in the coming years.

The Department for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure, through the Transport Services Division, undertakes an annual review of the condition of the road to assess maintenance require ments. The next review for periodic maintenance is scheduled to take place in February 2006.

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