Roads

Road fix

The State Government’s recent announcement that it will investigate potential upgrades for Mt Barker’s Adelaide Road is welcome news, but must be backed by meaningful…

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Safe communities

As the region faces the next fire danger season, it’s imperative that locals heed the warnings of the CFS and councils and clean up around…


The price of speed

The high number of people caught speeding on Hills roads in a single month is, as SA Police Superintendent Bob Gray said, astounding.Since police began…


Twenty seven seconds

The push to reduce the speed limit along a short section of Torrens Valley Road, near Birdwood, seems like a no-brainer.The State Department responsible for…


Cash splash

News of a mystery $200m cash injection for Hahndorf is both welcome and perplexing. The funding – which will be boosted by a further $50m…


Road tragedy

The Hills community reached a horrific milestone last week – five lives lost on Long Valley Road between Wistow and Strathalbyn in less than two…


Accident anger

News this week of a third serious accident at a notorious intersection in Birdwood has understandably left locals shaken and upset. For years they have…


Road rage

Monday’s truck accident on the freeway near Crafers has again focused attention on road sharing. Heavy vehicles, it seems, are again in the spotlight as…


Work site woes

The Alexandrina Council’s new, improved entrance to the historic town of Strathalbyn is set to become a work site … again. The billiard table smooth…


Heavy handed

The State Government last week softened penalties for truck and bus drivers caught speeding on the freeway’s downtrack. Previously, first offenders faced an automatic six-month…