Augusta Highway Duplication (Port Wakefield to Lochiel)

Project Overview

The Australian and South Australian governments have committed $260 million (80:20) to the Augusta Highway Duplication Project. This includes the duplication of the Augusta Highway from Port Wakefield to Lochiel.

The Augusta Highway is the key road corridor between Port Wakefield and Port Augusta and forms part of the National Land Transport Network, providing crucial connectivity to regional South Australia and interstate.

The key benefits of this project include:
• improved road safety for all road users;
• improved freight productivity;
• reduced travel times; and
• improved efficiency and network reliability.

The PW2PA Alliance has been engaged by the Department for Infrastructure and Transport to deliver the highway duplication between Port Wakefield and Lochiel.

The project is expected to be completed in early 2024.

Timeline

Activity
Estimated Date
Early works
Completed
Site establishment
Completed
Construction commences
Ongoing
Project completed
Early 2024

Project Updates

Winter 2021

Works Notices

Port Wakefield to Lochiel - Branch Hill Road Closure - August 2022

Port Wakefield to Lochiel - Bumbunga Road Closure - August 2022

Port Wakefield to Lochiel - Kangaroo Hill Road Closure - March 2022

Port Wakefield to Lochiel - Construction Commencement - January 2022

Lochiel to Redhill - Construction Commencement - November 2021

Early Works Commencement - August 2021

Fast Facts

$260M

$260 million Augusta Highway Duplication, jointly funded by the Australian and South Australian governments

Benefits

Improved safety for all road users
Improved efficiency
Improved freight productivity

Vehicle Use

More than 10,000 vehicles travelling on the Augusta Highway each day

News

Shovels hit the ground on $260 million Augusta Highway Duplication Project

Shovels hit the ground on $260 million Augusta Highway Duplication Project

MEDIA RELEASE Tuesday, 8 February Major works are officially underway on the one of the…
Crash corner no more as Port Wakefield Overpass solves bottleneck blues

Crash corner no more as Port Wakefield Overpass solves bottleneck blues

MEDIA RELEASE Tuesday, 21 December 2021 Holiday traffic delays and congestion headaches are edging closer…
Indigenous Artwork on the Move in Port Wakefield and Port Augusta

Indigenous Artwork on the Move in Port Wakefield and Port Augusta

CPB Contractors commissioned a young Ngarrindjeri artist, Jordan Lovegrove, to create Indigenous artwork that represents…
Road Upgrade Leads to Training Regional Long-Term Unemployed

Road Upgrade Leads to Training Regional Long-Term Unemployed

The Port Wakefield to Port Augusta (PW2PA) Alliance has collaborated with Intract and TAFE SA…