The Morrison Government has committed a further $1.5 billion to the next priority sections of Adelaide’s North-South Corridor.
The new funding brings the total federal commitment for the corridor to date to $4.5 billion.
Continuing to upgrade the North-South Corridor is a major priority for delivering an efficient and safe urban road network for Adelaide – it will bust congestion, improve safety, cut travel times and improve freight efficiency for road users.
Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population Alan Tudge said that completing the North-South Corridor will have a significant impact on travel times for the people of Adelaide.
“The Coalition has been funding and delivering this project since coming to Government in 2013,” Mr Tudge said.
“We have already committed $3 billion for construction of this massive project, including $1.2 billion for future priorities in the last federal Budget.”
“Today’s $1.5 billion commitment means we will finish what we started.”
“Completing the 78 kilometre North-South Corridor will make a huge difference for the people of Adelaide.”
The additional $1.5 billion reaffirms the Australian Government’s commitment to upgrade the remaining 10.5 kilometres of the North South Corridor.
The Australian and South Australian governments are working together to finalise a business case for the remaining sections on the North-South Corridor and expect this will be completed mid-2019.