Dublin Saleyard Access Upgrade

Project Overview

The Australian and South Australian governments have committed $11 million ($8.8 million from the Australian Government and $2.2 million from the South Australian Government) as part of the SA Rural Roads Package to upgrade access for higher productivity vehicles (triple road trains) to the South Australian Livestock Exchange (Dublin Saleyard), located on Carslake Road, Dublin.

The project will upgrade the Port Wakefield Highway junction with Carslake Road, widen Carslake Road (for a distance of approximately 2.2 kilometres) between Port Wakefield Highway and the South Australian Livestock Exchange and include an entrance upgrade. This project will allow future provision for use of up to 53.5 metre long triple road trains from Port Wakefield Highway to Dublin Saleyard and improve safety at the junction with Carslake Road.

It will help further improve road safety (particularly, at the junction of Port Wakefield Highway with Carslake Road), freight productivity (by providing access for high productivity vehicles to the South Australian Livestock Exchange) and efficiency for all users along the National Land Transport Network.

It is also expected that the project will serve as a catalyst for the development of other quality compatible businesses, such as those with a focus on food processing, packing and manufacturing, along Carslake Road which carries an average of 210 vehicles per day.

The project will be delivered by both the Department for Infrastructure and Transport and the Adelaide Plains Council. The overall funding commitment for the project is $11 million.

Timeline

Activity
Estimated Date
Final design
January 2021
Construction Commenced
February 2021
Project Completed
August 2021, weather permitting

Work Notices

Construction Commencement – February 2021

Fast Facts

$11M

$11 million Dublin Saleyard Access Upgrade Project, jointly funded by the Australian and South Australian governments.

Benefits

Improved safety for all road users
Improved efficiency
Improved freight productivity

Vehicle Use

10,100 vehicles travelling on Port Wakefield Highway at the junction with Carslake Road per day.
210 vehicles per day on Carslake Road

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