Local roads receive funds

FUNDING: Rowan Ramsey has applauded the funding for local highways.

FUNDING: Rowan Ramsey has applauded the funding for local highways.

The Australian Government has announced more than $2 million in funding for highways on the Eyre Peninsula.

The government has committed $1.45 million towards the widening of the road seal of 20 curves on the Tod Highway and 12 curves on the Birdseye Highway.

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said he was pleased to hear the announcement of this funding to widen the curves of both highways.

“These improvements will improve safety and reduce the risk of head-on and lost-control crashes on curves,” he said.

Mr Ramsey said the government had also committed $1.43 million to construct a new rest area and upgrade an existing rest area on the Lincoln Highway, about 100 kilometres south of Whyalla.

“The highway will soon be more efficient, more reliable and safer thanks to upgrades being funded under round six of the government’s Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program,” he said.