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Intersection improvements welcomed

Intersection improvements welcomed

Significant roadworks to a notorious Barossa intersection have been welcomed by those who have lobbied hard for improvements to be made.

Work on the Black Spot funded, close to $200,000 project, is expected to be completed this week and has been designed to assist with safety improvements at the Samuel, Seppeltsfield and Stelzer Road intersection and includes widening the road, improving signposting and linemarking on the Samuel Road approach.

However, Seppeltsfield Road Business Alliance chairman, Mr Martin Pfeiffer was concerned with truck movements, particularly those turning from Seppeltsfield Road onto Samuel Road.

“Obviously it’s a stage one of a two or three stage development and eventually, hopefully we will get a roundabout,” said Mr Pfeiffer.

“There is adequate turning from Samuel Road to Seppeltsfield Road but I don’t see how there is adequate turning from Seppeltsfield Road.”

Mr Pfeiffer said a staggered centre line to the east of the intersection would assist with truck movement as he raised concern at trucks “cutting the corner” to enter Samuel Road.

Marananga resident, Mr Bob Modra who has also lobbied hard for improvements, said the work is progress and looked forward to future improvements at the intersection.

“We now see steady progress by Council in making this intersection safer for motorists,” said Mr Modra.

“We have seen a steady flow of activity at this corner with service vehicles and staff working over many months.

“I think this continuing activity has helped drivers be more alert as there seems to be a significant reduction in accidents from we, as locals, hear and observe.”

  For the full story, grab April 16 edition of The Leader.