Bald Hills Road Interchange Open
Monday, 19 September 2016
15th August marked the operational opening of the new Bald Hills Road Interchange with an immediate reduction in pressure on the Adelaide Road interchange. Whilst the Mt Barker CBD and Adelaide Road precinct remains very busy, the benefits of the new interchange are already being felt, with improved travel times for commuters and freight companies alike.
“This new interchange will serve the communities of Nairne, Littlehampton and Mt Barker well into the future and communities further afield such as Strathalbyn to the South and Woodside to the North will also benefit from this major new interchange”, Mark Goldsworthy said.
“The Mount Barker District Council must be commended for their vision and commitment to this project over many years by purchasing land, committing $3 million and the years of lobbying the State Government.
“The State Labor Government were the last to commit however their contribution of $8 m was necessary to the success of the project.
“It must be recognised that former Mayo MP Jamie Briggs was instrumental in securing the major portion of the funding, $16 m from the Federal Government, and without that significant funding the project would not have proceeded.
“I am pleased that I assisted in delivering the interchange for this region, particularly securing commitments from the State Liberal Party during the 2006, 2010 and 2014 State Election campaigns.
“There can be no doubt that the State Liberal Party has strongly supported this project from the beginning”. Mark Goldsworthy MP said.