Safety upgrade on major commuter route

Significant works are underway to improve motorist safety on a strategically important commuter route in the southern Barossa.

A 2.4km stretch of Para Wirra Road between Humbug Scrub and Yettie Road at Williamstown will be sealed as part of the $500,000 upgrade of a recognised road safety black spot.

Barossa Council Mayor Bob Sloane described Para Wirra Road as an important southern Barossa connector to northern Adelaide.

“We know this road carries high traffic volumes, especially at peak commute times,” he said.

“The safety of all road users is paramount, so we’re pleased to see this project get underway to reduce the risks that come with unsealed roads.

“We recognise this upgrade will cause some disruption to motorists in the short term, but believe the benefits in terms of improved road safety will be far-reaching.”

The project was made possible after Council successfully applied for Black Spot funding ($73,000) and Special Local Roads Funding ($345,000), with Council funding the balance.

Para Wirra Road will remain closed to the public until the end of May, however this timeline is subject to weather conditions which may push out project completion.

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