Full Interchange Announcement Welcomed
Friday, 17 April 2015
The recent announcement by Federal Assistant Minister Jamie Briggs and State Transport Minister that the 2nd Freeway Interchange will be delivered as a full interchange
is welcome news. Both sets of entry and exits ramps will be constructed as one project
. What was to be a two-stage project is now being delivered as one, within a shorter time frame and within the original $27 m budget. The Australian Government has committed $16 m, the State $8 m and Council $3 m.
“There was a possibility within the initial estimates for the entire works to be completed and that is taking place now” said Mark Goldsworthy, Member for Kavel.
"I have worked hard at both the State and Federal level over many years for this key infrastructure project, to have a second interchange at Bald Hills Road.
“It is a very pleasing result not only for the Littlehampton, Nairne and Mt Barker communities, but also the wider Hills region, as it gives another access point to the SE Freeway which is a vital piece of infrastructure and a major freight route in the State.
“I thank Jamie Briggs, Federal Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, and the District Council of Mount Barker for their strong support and for the vital role they have played in delivering this important project for our community.
“Importantly, a local black spot, at the intersection of Old Princes Highway, will be safer with the construction of a roundabout
, included in the project. The year-long project commences next month.