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    2019 - 04.16

    SUPPORT: Port Augusta mayor Sam Johnson has announced he will join Whyalla City Council in the fight for the installation of overtaking lanes on Lincoln Highway.Whyalla City Council has been joined by Port Augusta City Council in lobbying state and federal governments for the construction of overtaking lanes on Lincoln Highway.
    Nanjing Night Net

    Port Augusta mayor Sam Johnson has announced he will join in the fight for the installation of overtaking lanes after a horror month of fatalities on the stretch of road.

    “You’ve only got to look at the most recent tragedies in the last two weeks alone, and I think that unfortunately the stats are now there to justify why we should be having overtaking lanes,” he said.

    “I know there’s been some discussions particularly between Whyalla and Port Augusta a number of times, but it certainly needs to go from Port Augusta through to Port Lincoln, not just Whyalla.”

    Mr Johnson said it was senseless for the government to neglect the highway that plays home to the state’s “saviour”.

    “You’ve got to look at who services that road from an industry point of view, quite often we hear state government ministers riding on the coattails of the agricultural industry which has been the state’s saviour, particularly in the last 12 months, and these are the roads that service that particular industry,” he said.

    “One would like to think we’d put some investment into our economic saviour.”

    State Road Safety minister Tony Piccolo revealed overtaking lanes were being looked at as a long-term strategy, but confirmed no immediate plans had been considered.

    Read more here: Overtaking lanes unlikely in short term.

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