Safety improvements for 14 McLaren Vale intersections

Published on 05 July 2023

These comments appeared in a media release from Infrastructure Minister Tom Koutsantonis about upgrades to McLaren Vale intersections.

Comments attributed to Mayor Moira Were

It’s great to see the first 14 of the 21 McLaren Vale intersection road safety upgrades coming to completion, which will help to ensure everyone gets home safely.

Council completed an audit into the region’s intersections in the wake of the two tragic fatal crashes in 2021, and since then we’ve worked tirelessly and collaboratively with the Department for Infrastructure and Transport to do everything we can to reduce the prevalence of injury and trauma on our road network.

We’re grateful for the State Government’s $4.2 million commitment to this project, and for the community’s ongoing feedback on the upgrades. I urge everyone to play their part by driving so others survive, including by removing all distractions, sticking to the speed limit, and not driving while tired or under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

This project is an excellent example of collaboration between state and local governments. Both DIT and the City of Onkaparinga have individual and shared responsibility for roads in the area, with DIT responsible for roads such as Main and Aldinga Roads, while council is responsible for adjoining or local roads such as Chalk Hill and Olivers Road.