South Eastern
Freeway Upgrade

South Eastern
Freeway Upgrade

We are upgrading the South Eastern Freeway as part of a record investment in roads and infrastructure across the state.

What we've done

The Marshall Liberal Government is upgrading the South Eastern Freeway with a third lane, resurfacing and safer tunnels.

We have opened a third lane on the freeway between Crafers and Stirling to ease congestion and improve safety for the 50,000 plus vehicles that use this road daily.

We’ve delivered a $44 million major resurfacing project between the Glen Osmond Tollgate and Callington in partnership with the Federal Government. This upgrade is improving safety and freight efficiency, removing the tired road surface and replacing it with new asphalt – the first time this has happened in over 20 years.

We're also investing $250 million to improve access from the South Eastern Freeway to Hahndorf, one of our state’s premier tourist destinations with over one million visitors a year. The improvements include an alternative access route for heavy vehicles and safety and accessibility improvements within the Hahndorf township.

And we will deliver a $75 million upgrade of the Heysen Tunnels including upgrading the traffic management system, lighting and other safety upgrades.

These projects are part of our record $17.9 billion Building What Matters infrastructure program which is creating thousands of jobs and improving the lives of South Australians.

What it means for you

  • Ensuring the long-term safety and integrity of this road for locals, tourists and freight
  • Getting you home, to work or to your holiday quicker and safer
  • More local jobs

Policy snapshot

  • We're delivering a major upgrade of the South Eastern Freeway.
  • We've added a third lane, upgraded the Heysen Tunnels, we’re laying new asphalt and we’re improving access to the freeway from Hahndorf.
  • Part of our record $17.9 billion Building What Matters infrastructure program
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We are upgrading the South Eastern Freeway as part of a record investment in roads and infrastructure across the state.

We are upgrading the South Eastern Freeway as part of a record investment in roads and infrastructure across the state.