Monday, 07 March 2022
ANTHONY ALBANESE MP
LEADER OF THE AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY
MEMBER FOR GRAYNDLER
CATHERINE KING MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORT AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT
MEMBER FOR BALLARAT
AMANDA RISHWORTH MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT
SHADOW MINISTER FOR YOUTH
MEMBER FOR KINGSTON
PETER MALINAUSKAS MP
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN LABOR LEADER
LABOR CANDIDATE FOR BOOTHBY
STATE LABOR CANDIDATE FOR BLACK
LABOR TO DELIVER SOUTHERN EXPRESSWAY ON/OFF RAMPS AT MAJORS ROAD
An Albanese Labor Government and Malinauskas Labor Government will together deliver new on/off ramps for the Southern Expressway at Majors Road.
With $60m coming from an Albanese Labor Government and $60m from a Malinauskas Labor Government, this $120m project will mean working families across Adelaide’s south can more easily quickly get to work, get home, get to the shops and get to weekend sport.
The investment will allow residents in Southern Adelaide to finally access the Southern Expressway, easing congestion on other arterial roads, particularly Brighton Road.
Residents of Southern Adelaide have been campaigning for these ramps to be constructed for years, yet they have been repeatedly ignored by the Morrison-Joyce and Marshall Governments.
Without these ramps, families in Hallett Cove, Sheidow Park, Trott Park and O’Halloran Hill are unable to access the Southern Expressway, the Darlington upgrade and the future non-stop north-south corridor, forced instead to head down the already busy Brighton Road.
It’s left coastal residents in Marino, Seacliff, Brighton, Hove, Somerton Park and Glenelg forced to sit in increased congestion, with motorists left with no alternative route to the city.
In addition, Labor will upgrade Brighton Road intersections at Brighton Road/Wattle Street/Dunrobin Road and Brighton Road/Edwards Street and upgrade signalling on the Seaford rail line to optimise train operations, reduce delays from speed limitations and closure of at-grade crossings.
These additional investments totalling $40 million will further address congestion on Brighton road, helping residents get home faster and safer.
Scott Morrison and Steven Marshall have failed to deliver for locals across Southern Adelaide, forcing working families to spend more time stuck in traffic and less time at home.
These projects will ease congestion, give Brighton Road back to locals and deliver a better life to commuters across Adelaide’s south.
Only an Albanese Labor Government and Malinauskas Labor Government will deliver real action to ease congestion.