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South Australia to get level crossing upgrades

Railway crossings in South Australia are on track to receive safety upgrades thanks to the Australian Government’s Regional Level Crossing Upgrade Fund (RLCUF).
The RLCUF aims to improve railway crossing safety in regional areas and reduce serious injury and fatal crashes, which have a devastating impact on communities.

The Australian Government has committed $160 million over four years to state and territory governments to fund up to 50 per cent of the cost of delivering railway level crossing upgrades.

The South Australian Government will receive $6.2 million in the first round of funding, which will go towards a program of works to be delivered in partnership with rail infrastructure managers.

The proposed list includes six projects totalling $12.4 million, delivering priority upgrades to 18 locations in regional areas of the state’s road network – with one of the projects covering 13 locations to form a multi-site project.

Funded upgrades include road sealing and markings, along with the installation of boom gates, audible warning devices, updated signage and LED flashing lights to increase the visibility of crossings on both sides of the roadway in response to approaching trains.

All six projects are expected to be completed by early 2027.

More information on the RLCUF and its guidelines is available on the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts website.

Full list of projects:

Project / railway crossing Project location
Caltowie – Hornsdale Road Jamestown
Loudonbrae Road Jamestown
Bradtke Road Mannanarie
Powerline Road Gladstone
Smart Road Jamestown
Cudmore Gap Road Jamestown
Hartwig Road Caltowie
Frost Road Mannanarie
Carls Road Mannanarie
Woolshed Corner Road Mannanarie
Eldena Road Jamestown
Gumdale Road Gladstone
Adams Road Caltowie
Montrose Lane Crystal Brook
Port Davis Road Warnertown
Caltowie-Georgetown Road Caltowie
Railway Terrace (South) Coonalpyn
McConville Road Quorn