The Baker road ford will not be upgraded this financial year following news State government Blackspot funding for the project was denied.
District Council of Mallala chief executive officer, Charles Mansueto, said the outcome was disappointing but council would look at other funding options. “Not getting the funding means we will not be able to progress with the proposed upgrade,” he said.
“But council will look at future grant opportunities in conjunction with Playford Council.”
Mr Mansueto said some of the $80,000 already set aside in this year’s budget for the upgrade would likely go towards improving maintenance issues at the crossing.