Finish the job - why resurface half?

23 April 2015

I am pleased that, after significant pressure, the Transport Department finally resurfaced one section of the road. However, despite this small improvement, there is still much work to be done to ‘fix Brighton Road’ and I will continue to push for immediate improvements such as further resurfacing and long-term strategic improvements including a railway overpass at Hove.

I am pleased that, after significant pressure, the Transport Department finally resurfaced one section of the road. However, despite this small improvement, there is still much work to be done to ‘fix Brighton Road’ and I will continue to push for immediate improvements such as further resurfacing and long-term strategic improvements including a railway overpass at Hove.

I am also in the process of working with Boral and the state government to see a haul road developed to take quarry trucks south towards Majors Road and South Road and away from Brighton Road. This will reduce traffic and will also reduce the wear and tear on the road.

Recently I wrote to the Transport Minister to request that his department resurface the northbound section of Brighton Road, from Sturt Road through to Arthur Street as I was baffled that they didn’t do this when they were resurfacing the southbound section. This is one of the stretches of Brighton Road in the poorest condition and I believe it poses significant safety concerns. I also raised the poor visual amenity of the median strip, which looks barren and unbefitting for Adelaide’s major coastal thoroughfare.

Click here to read my latest letter to Minister Mullighan regarding Brighton Road.