Motorists in the Smithfield area are now benefiting from a federally funded road safety project on Main North Road. ^^ City of Playford Mayor Glenn Docherty (right) with Senator David Fawcett at the Main North Road upgrade at Smithfield. Photo: Rob McLean The $1.36m Main North Road median strip upgrade was funded by the Australian Government Black Spot Program, for which the City of Playford lobbied heavily.
Works included the installation or upgrade of five sheltered u-turn lanes, a pedestrian/cyclist crossing at George McCullum Road and the extension of the right-turn lane at the Craigmore Road intersection.
City of Playford Mayor Glenn Docherty welcomed the works.
“We’ve lobbied extensively for this Black Spot funding as this stretch of Main North Road is a high-volume traffic area that impacts on many local businesses and residents,” Mayor Docherty said.
“This upgrade has improved traffic flow and road safety in this area for all who use it.”
Federal Senator David Fawcett officially opened the completed roadworks this week.
“Hopefully, this will see the end of the number of accidents here…57 accidents in five years, which makes this a very typical Black Spot program (location),” Senator Fawcett said.
“The feedback I’m getting is that local shopkeepers are pretty happy with the way the work was done and the difference it’s going to make to traffic flows here."