The State Government has begun the stakeholder and community engagement phase of the Marion Road Planning Study project.
The study is funded by the Federal Government and will identify and assess options to improve road safety and the flow of traffic along Marion Road between Anzac Highway and Cross Road.
“The State Government is very keen to involve the community in this process because we value local community input,” said Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government Stephan Knoll.
“This week we’ve begun that consultation process which included contacting residents, schools, community groups and businesses in the area around Marion Road between Anzac Highway and Cross Road.
“The department will also contact key stakeholders such as SA Water, South Australia Power Networks and telecommunications companies.
“Through this engagement process we want to get a better understanding of the view of the local community and what solutions they feel would best address traffic congestion and flows in the area.
“The new State Government is very keen to work collaboratively with the Federal Government to attract more funding to South Australia to improve our roads, safety and reduce traffic congestion.”
Federal Member for Boothby Nicolle Flint said that everyone who uses Marion Road knows how hard it can be to get through the Cross Road, Glenelg tramline and Anzac Highway intersections all in the space of a few hundred metres.
“It slows commuters down getting to and from work, school and the airport,” said Member for Boothby, Nicolle Flint.
“That’s why I was delighted the Federal Government committed $2 million to fund this important traffic study.
“We are delivering on our election commitments.
“The insights this study will give us are really important to planning future road upgrades along this section of Marion Road.