More money is being allocated to the duplication of the Augusta Highway in the coming budget, which is set to be released today.
The Augusta Highway project is set to receive another 148 million dollars to accompany the 64 million already in the pipeline, which was pledged at the time of the last election.
A total of 212 million dollars will also be enhanced by a 20% contribution from the State.
And with construction of the Port Wakefield overpass already well underway, the new funding should take the duplication through to Lochiel.
All future works are being carefully considered in accordance with economic benefit, including potential works for the duplication of the stretch between Crystal Brook and Port Pirie.
Federal Member for Grey, Rowan Ramsey says, “These announcements demonstrate the Federal Government’s understanding of the economic importance of regional Australia and how faster, safer and cheaper freight and tourist routes benefit us all”
“In all the Federal Government has committed well more than a billion dollars to road works in the Grey electorate, it is completely without precedent,” says Mr Ramsey.
Other sections are in line for duplicationwith hopefully feature in the budget when it's released today.