Residents of Mount Barker could be the next beneficiaries of the new traffic management system on the southeast highway that will open the emergency trails of normal traffic between Crafers and Stirling.
If the bumpy population of Mt Barker creates a narrow throat of a highway similar to Stirling and Crafers, Traffic Minister Stephan Knoll said the strips could extend to Mt Barker.
On Monday, Mr. Knoll announced that a third tile would be added between Crafers and Stirling in attempting to break the traffic congestion of Adelaide Hill.
Approximately 54,000 vehicles use the highway section every day, and this number is expected to continue to increase as the population in the mountains and the Murray and Tailem Bend continues to grow. A $ 14.2 million system announced yesterday will swallow emergency wires, but a sophisticated control system can close the third line as soon as it is needed in the event of a failure or an emergency vehicle.
"An intelligent traffic monitoring system works so that if there are any problems and incidents in the section, we can keep the moving traffic by giving the drivers clear instructions on which tapes to use," Mr Knoll said in the image. Upgrading only requires less extension and re-closure, and work will be completed by the end of next year. This will not affect the speed limits.
Mayor Barker Greg Morrison welcomed the concept of future expansion of the concept at Mt Barker, but warned that opening a third strip might be a problem.
"Drivers will have to learn how to use the system, and when it starts and when it quits in urgent cases, and driving trucks this way, I think that some people will not be easy to circumvent," he said.
Opponent Traffic Spokesman Tom Koutsantonis said the former state government of the Labyrinth also planned the Stirling to Crafers program.
But he asked why the Liberals would finance the program when he also assumed a commitment to the multilevel GlobeLink freight corridor system from Murray Bridge. The project is jointly funded by the state and federal government.
The RAA Senior Road Safety Manager Charles Mountain said the creation of the additional strip was a positive idea.
"This additional line will significantly improve traffic flow along one of the busiest sections of the highway," he said. Heysen's representative Josh Teague said the project is highly needed to improve safety, which will have a positive impact on many drivers.