Riddoch Highway overtaking lane locations announced

Lanes: Map indicating the sites for the new overtaking lanes north and south of Naracoorte.

Lanes: Map indicating the sites for the new overtaking lanes north and south of Naracoorte.

Three of the new overtaking lanes approved for South Australia will be near Naracoorte.

Both to be located on Riddoch Highway, one of the lanes will be north of Naracoorte (for south-bound traffic), and two will be south of Naracoorte (one each for north-bound and south-bound traffic).

Motorists have been calling for overtaking lanes on the stretch of highway between Naracoorte and Keith in particular for many years.

The government has just released planning and design tenders for the new lanes.

The Marshall Liberal Government is installing 14 new overtaking lanes across the state as well as doing 690km of shoulder sealing, road widening, audible road tactile marking, road resealing and other regional road safety measures. The $143 million works are part of a wider long-term project.

In all it is fixing over 1000km of regional roads that it says will boost jobs, build stronger regional communities and help save lives on our country roads.

The regional road treatments across the state's 12,600km sealed regional road network will take place over the next few years.

"In our last State Budget we announced a record $1.115 billion for regional road and infrastructure upgrades and projects which we are now seeing come to fruition," said Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government Stephan Knoll.