If you’ve driven along Brighton Road lately you will know that it just isn’t working. The road is heavily congested, has a poor and broken surface, looks tired and has multiple safety issues near schools, shopping centres and at difficult intersections.
Despite being Adelaide’s major coastal thoroughfare, responsible for carrying thousands of people every day, Brighton Road has been allowed to slip into a state of neglected disrepair.
I’m committed to getting Brighton Road moving again and will fight to see a long-term plan put in place for its management. The current management approach is piecemeal and has proven ineffective. We need to look at Brighton Road as a whole and develop long-term solutions.
This includes getting a railway overpass at the Hove crossing into South Australia’s long-term infrastructure plans. I acknowledge that this is not something that will happen overnight, but this community needs someone to fight for this and I want to be that person!
To help me fight for Brighton Road, I want to hear your feedback. What do you think are the priorities for Brighton Road? What are your experiences? Let me know and we’ll work together to Fix Brighton Road.
My campaign to fix Brighton Road includes:
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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.