Princes Highway upgrades to begin

Resurfacing works on two sections of the Princes Highway, near Murray Bridge, will begin from tomorrow, Tuesday May 19, as part of a joint project of the federal and state governments.

The works, which is part of the Princes Highway Corridor Program, includes a 1.7km section of the outbound lanes from the Adelaide Road off-ramp towards Swanport Bridge and a 5km section of the outbound lanes from Old Princes Highway towards Tailem Bend.

The $4.3 million project will be resurfaced to improve safety and create a quieter experience for road users.

Works on the sections of the highway will take place between 5am and 7pm, Monday to Saturday.

Member for Barker Tony Pasin said the works were part of a $250 million funding partnership between the state and federal governments.

"These works are taking place thanks to this significant investment in the Princes Highway Corridor," Mr Pasin said.

"Better road infrastructure means we can move ourselves and our freight more safely and productively around the nation, which will in turn help us build a stronger and more resilient economy."

Member for Hammond Adrian Pederick said regions were an important part of the state's economy.

"The efficient movement of freight is vital to regional businesses and these upgrades will ensure improved safety and less wear and tear on heavy vehicles," Mr Pederick said.

"This is yet another example of the Marshall Government investing in regional road infrastructure in this instance partnering with the Federal Government."