Eyre Peninsula Overtaking Lanes

Project Overview

The Australian and South Australian governments have committed $32 million as part of the Roads of Strategic Importance initiative to upgrade Eyre Peninsula roads, following the closure of the Eyre Peninsula Rail Network.

A funding commitment of $125 million has been made to upgrade Eyre Highway between Border Village and Port Augusta, and Eyre Peninsula roads. The funding will be split across a number of priority projects including the construction of a total of four overtaking lanes on Lincoln Highway, Flinders Highway and Western Approach Road with further work being undertaken to explore the opportunity to improve overtaking on the Tod Highway.

The Australian and South Australian governments have committed $32 million as part of the Roads of Strategic Importance initiative to upgrade Lower Eyre Peninsula roads, following the closure of the Eyre Peninsula Rail Network. The funding will be split across a number of priority projects including the construction of a total of four overtaking lanes on Lincoln Highway, Flinders Highway and Western Approach Road.

Closure of the Eyre Peninsula rail network in 2019, now requires agricultural produce to be transported by road to redistribution nodes or ports, which has increased the dependence on selected roads. Improvements aim to address safety and efficiency of transport on these routes.

 

Provision of additional overtaking lanes in key locations on the most affected roads of Lower Eyre Peninsula will help reduce the impacts on the road network. This will result in improved road safety, freight productivity and efficiency for road users, including holidaymakers travelling to seaside towns along the same transport corridors as heavy vehicles.

The overtaking lanes are located on the:

  1. Lincoln Highway, southbound near Schramms Road south of the town of Tumby Bay
  2. Lincoln Highway, northbound near the town of Louth Bay
  3. Western Approach Road, southbound at the junction with Pine Freezers Road. 
  4. Flinders Highway southbound at the junction with Tod Highway

The Alliance is also investigating the location for construction of an overtaking lane on the Tod Highway.

Timeline

Activity
Estimated Date
Final Design
February 2021
Construction Commenced
February 2021
Project Completed
Mid 2022

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Fast Facts

$32M

$32 million is the total budget for priority road projects on Lower Eyre Peninsula

Benefits

Improved safety for all road users
Improved efficiency
Improved freight productivity