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Local SA company Bardavcol wins $28 million roads contract

Friday, 16 February 2018

Local South Australian company Bardavcol has been awarded a contract worth more than $28 million for a package of metropolitan road upgrades, including the $3.5 million Blackwood roundabout project.

The Blackwood roundabout upgrade will reduce the risk of collisions and cut delays for approximately 30,000 vehicles travelling through the roundabout each day.

It is one of more than 20 road infrastructure projects in the greater Adelaide metropolitan area included in the package of works, along with:

  • $4.4 million for new traffic signals at Bridge Road and Maxwell Road
  • $4.2 million intersection upgrade at Payneham and O.G. roads
  • $1.3 million intersection upgrade at Regency and Churchill roads

Other works include new traffic signals at the intersection of Main North Road, Dalkeith Road and Smith Road in Munno Para Downs to improve safety.

A number of other upgrade projects on metropolitan roads will also be completed as part of the works, including safety upgrades at signalised intersections, and pedestrian and bikeway upgrades.

All projects are expected to be completed by June next year, with a full timeline to be developed as part of the design and construct contract.


The Blackwood Roundabout is located at the junction of Main Road, Shepherds Hill Road, Coromandel Parade and Station Road in Blackwood.

Further information is available at the Blackwood Roundabout Upgrade Project webpage.

Quotes attributable to Transport and Infrastructure Minister Stephen Mullighan

Jobs are the State Labor Government’s number one priority and that’s why we’re investing in projects which support South Australian companies and workers.

These important projects will make these arterial roads safer and more efficient for everyone who uses these parts of the metropolitan road network, including drivers, motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians.

Metropolitan roads account for about 60 per cent of serious injury crashes. Projects such as these make our roads safer for everyone.

We’re delivering more than half a billion dollars of road maintenance and safety upgrades over four years including a $110 million stimulus package for more than 185 critical projects supporting approximately 300 jobs.

Quotes attributable to Member for Waite Martin Hamilton-Smith

Awarding of this contract is another big step towards this much-needed upgrade of the Blackwood which will be great for locals and anyone drives through this part of the Adelaide Hills.

With five roads feeding into the roundabout it can be very difficult to navigate, especially during peak periods, as anyone who lives in the area or drives through here will know.

I’m pleased that we are another step closer to works starting on this project because it will make a big difference to the everyday lives of everyone who lives in the Mitcham Hills area.

Quotes attributable to Labor Candidate for Florey Rik Morris

Almost 33,000 vehicles use this part of Bridge Road near the Maxwell Road intersection each day so this $4.4 million upgrade will be warmly welcomed by motorists in the north eastern suburbs.

When I’m out and about in Florey speaking with locals, people often raise upgrades to the road network as a local issue and I’ve been raising this as an issue with the Government.

The State Labor Government is spending at record levels to upgrade and maintain our extensive road network and this upgrade and other projects in the north eastern suburbs as part of this package will make driving in Florey much safer and easier.

Quotes attributable to Bardavcol Managing Director Darren Foster

The metro intersection upgrades will be the 63rd project awarded by DPTI to Bardavcol since 1991.

Bardavcol is a proud SA-owned company that employs South Australians, including engineering graduates and trainees.