SA Freight Council hails new expressway


South Australian Freight Council hails newly opened $564 million Northern Expressway as visionary and crucial to state’s economic well-being

By Rob McKay | September 14, 2010

The South Australian Freight Council has hailed the newly opened $564 million Northern Expressway as visionary and crucial to the state’s economic well-being.

The 23-kilometre, four-lane, two-way highway links Port Wakefield Road at Bolivar with the Sturt Highway at Gawler has been the largest road project in South Australia for more than 40 years.

"Safe, efficient and effective freight transport is an absolute requirement of today’s world, and underpins every aspect of the South Australian economy," SAFC General Manager Neil Murphy says.

"As an industry, we congratulate both the Federal and State governments decision for committing the necessary funds to ensure the delivery of this crucial infrastructure project.

"The Northern Expressway (NEXY) will be a key link in the national freight network.

"It will cut travel times between Adelaide and the eastern states’ entry along the Sturt Highway in to and out of the Port of Adelaide, and some of our most important industrial centres."

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