The South Australian Government has released an expression of interest (EOI) and tenders for three regional road projects with a combined value of A$300m ($209m).

The federal and South Australian governments will share the cost on 80:20 basis, respectively.

The EOI for the A$200m Joy Baluch AM Bridge Duplication project and A$90m Port Wakefield Overpass and Highway Duplication projects have been released to the prequalified industry groups.

The EOI includes a planning study and construction works for the jointly funded duplication section and lane improvements on the Augusta Highway.

For the next stage of the procurement, two tenderers will be shortlisted from all the submissions. They will be invited to submit offers in September.

Constructions works on the duplication projects are expected to begin in 2020 and slated for completion by 2022.

Australian Deputy Prime Minister and Infrastructure Transport and Regional Development Minister Michael McCormack said: “Each of these projects will boost safety and deliver travel time savings for everyday South Australians and the tourists that visit the state’s beautiful attractions.”

The contract for the $14.6m Penola Northern Bypass is expected to be awarded later this year as the tender for the construction is yet to be released.

This project is expected to considerably reduce heavy vehicle traffic volumes through the Penola township.

South Australia Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government Stephan Knoll said: “The Marshall Government is investing to build the regional roads and infrastructure South Australia needs.

“These regional road projects will make country roads safer, build regional communities and unlock economic potential in the regions.”