Intersection at crossroad

The campaign of City of Playford councillor, Clint Marsh, to upgrade the intersection of Curtis Road and Heaslip Road in Angle Vale has suffered a setback after being knocked back for funding under the Federal Government’s Black Spot Program.

In a letter from the Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government, Stephan Knoll, dated April 20, Cr Marsh was informed the project was not successful for securing funding for the 2019/2020 Australian Government program.

The intersection has been the subject of numerous motor vehicle accidents and a number of fatalities in the past decade.

Mr Knoll attended the notorious site at Angle Vale in July last year where a Virginia man lost his life in 2017, pledging support to locals eager to find a viable solution.

So far the only steps forward have been a reduction in speed limit approaching the intersection on Heaslip Road.

The intersection was put forward for funding under the federal program however fell short of the priority system used to determine the allocation of funds.

The letter stated that although the project was unsuccessful in gaining federal funding, it will still be considered by the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) for State Government funding in 2019-2020.

“Notwithstanding, DPTI will continue to monitor the performance of this intersection and review the priority in line with other state-wide projects when funding becomes available,” the letter stated.

Cr Marsh, disappointed with the news, said the campaign to upgrade the intersection will not stop until there is a result.

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