Australian Conservatives MLC Robert Brokenshire says South Australia’s Police Minister Chris Picton wrote to him last December, advising him it would take billions of dollars to bring some roads up to the standard required for a 110kmh limit.
The revelation came after a decision to reduce speed limits from 110 to 100kmh on eight rural roads.
Mr Brokenshire says documents obtained under FOI show some road problems aren’t scheduled to be fixed for nearly 20 years.
“When it rains there is pooling, serious pooling, of water on the road’s surface but they’re not going to fix it for 18 years on their schedule. The fact of the matter is if you drive through serious road pooling, you can aquaplane and die.” Mr Brokenshire said.