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Road upgrade boost for local business

Road upgrade boost for local business
Published 12 February 2018
A major road in the City of Playford’s farming community is receiving a $2.

A major road in the City of Playford’s farming community is receiving a $2.3 million upgrade as part of Council’s Rural Road Sealing program.

Carclew Road at Penfield Gardens was earmarked for sealing in the City of Playford’s 2017/18 Annual Business Plan.

Located just north of Angle Vale Road, Carclew is a lengthy thoroughfare utilised by local agricultural and horticultural businesses, with work having commenced on this project this month.

The $2.3 million upgrade of Carclew Road is timely with Marrone Fresh expanding its business operations in the area, the works aligning with Council’s aims of stimulating local economic activity.

Council is upgrading the full length of Carclew Road having recently received Special Local Roads Grant funding – lifting the project budget allocated by the City of Playford from $1.8 million to $2.3 million.

“This road upgrade is a significant contribution to ongoing economic growth within all parts of our rapidly developing community,” City of Playford Mayor Glenn Docherty said.

“We continue to develop our road networks across the City with the aim of supporting our farmers to grow their businesses and create jobs for our residents.”

Meanwhile, Council continues to seek Black Spot funding support from higher levels of government for Tozer and Ryan roads at Waterloo Corner – another important section of our rural roads network.

Brandis development

In Munno Para West, the City of Playford will commence a $2.3 million upgrade of Brandis Road in late March as part of its Roads to Recovery program.

Brandis Road is part of a residential area that has been joined by new housing developments, meaning greater traffic is being experienced by home owners.

“This road has been impacted by urban development, which makes it a prime candidate for Roads to Recovery funding,” Mayor Docherty said.

“The works will include new kerbing, guttering, stormwater, pavement, footpaths and upgraded street lighting.”

The contract to undertake that project is currently out to tender.

Dependant on tender response, the project may include works on adjoining Olive Grove and Valiant Road, and follows similar works having already been completed on Chellaston and Peerless roads.