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DALKEITH CFS WELCOME COMPLETION OF MAIN NORTH RD INTERSECTION UPGRADE

Tags: Tony Piccolo MP / Gawler / Light Electorate / Roads / Safety

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  • By Light Electoral Office
  • Apr 08, 2019
DALKEITH CFS WELCOME COMPLETION OF MAIN NORTH RD INTERSECTION UPGRADE

 

Members of the Dalkeith CFS (with local MP Tony Piccolo) give the new traffic lights the thumbs up


Members of the Dalkeith Country Fire Service (CFS) are delighted that the Dalkeith/Main North Road traffic light intersection upgrades have been completed and are now in use.

 

Local Member of Parliament, Mr Tony Piccolo, caught up with Brigade Captain, Mr Clint Marsh, and CFS members to mark the completion of the important road safety upgrade, a project initiated in response to strong community concerns.

 

“I visited the Dalkeith CFS brigade to acknowledge their hard work and advocacy, which ensured this project came to fruition,” Mr Piccolo said.

 

“In January 2015, then Brigade Captain Justin Baxter, first raised his safety concerns about the intersection and the impact it was having on the Brigade’s work.

 

“I then arranged for a number of meetings to take place between Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure officers and Mr Baxter, to progress the issue.”

 

Since these discussions took place, Mr Marsh has continued to lobby on behalf of the Dalkeith CFS for the intersection’s upgrade and these efforts have been joined by the Gawler Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) and other concerned local residents.

 

Mr Piccolo said that by working together, the local CFS, officers at the Gawler MFS, local residents and his office, have ensured that the State Government was aware of the importance of this project to road safety in the local community.

 

“The intersection is now carrying greater levels of traffic as more people travel in an east/west direction to take advantage of the Northern Expressway,” Mr Piccolo said.
“The major issue with the intersection is the high-speed environment.

 

“If drivers made a mistake - as the intersection was previously aligned - it could have proven fatal.

 

“While some people won’t appreciate another set of traffic lights being installed on Main North Road, there is no viable alternative because of the risks associated with the high, 90km/h speed limit.

 

“My next priority is ensuring the intersection of Tulloch and Main North Roads at Evanston is upgraded, sooner rather than later.”


 

 

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