Major milestone for duplication of Victor Harbor Road


The move onto the new lanes took place from 5am today, Tuesday 28 February, and will remain in place until late 2023, enabling construction of the new northbound carriageway.

The Australian and South Australian governments have committed a total of $685 million to fund the Main South Road and Victor Harbor Road duplication (Fleurieu Connections) projects, with the Australian Government committing $221.6 million.

The Victor Harbor Road duplication involves duplicating approximately four kilometres between Main South Road, Old Noarlunga and Main Road, McLaren Vale.

The duplication will improve road safety, improve traffic flow and increase capacity. The project includes a new four-way, two-lane roundabout at Robinson Road, and the realignment of Quarry Road.

Ten per cent of the asphalt on this new section is made up of recycled wine bottles from nearby McLaren Vale. This is the equivalent of 459 wine bottles in every tonne of recycled asphalt in the base layer and 115 bottles in every tonne of the top layer.

The glass was collected from yellow waste bins and local councils in the region. The crushed glass was supplied by a local recycling business in Seaford Heights.

In addition to the inclusion of recycled glass, the top asphalt layer also contains a minimum 10 per cent recycled asphalt, and the base layer contains at least 30 per cent.


Source: Premier SA news