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Upper Yorke Peninsula Regional Road Network Upgrade

About the Program

The Upper Yorke Peninsula Regional Road Network Upgrade Program aims to improve safety and efficiency for heavy vehicles, motorists and agricultural vehicles driving on roads in the Upper Yorke Peninsula.

A major component of the program will improve freight access between Ardrossan and Port Wakefield for road train access. The road between these towns represents a ‘missing link’ in the Restricted Access Vehicle network for 36.5 metre road train vehicles and causes a freight productivity constraint for the Yorke Peninsula.

The program of works includes:

  • A new roundabout at the junction of the Yorke and Copper Coast Highways.
  • New overtaking lanes on the Yorke Highway.
  • Bridge widening at Port Clinton.
  • Safety improvements on Yorke Highway, north of Ardrossan.
  • Upgrade of the intersection of the Curramulka to Port Vincent Road (known locally as Dans Road) and Minlaton to Port Vincent Road.
  • Pavement rehabilitation on the Bute to Kulpara Road.
  • Upgrades on the Copper Coast Highway between Paskeville and Kadina.
  • Intersection upgrade Minlaton – Yorketown Road and Minlaton – Warooka Road.
  • Shoulder sealing.
  • Other intersection and junction upgrades.

This program is primarily funded from the South Australian Government’s Last Mile Freight Access Program, which was announced in the 2015-16 Mid-Year Budget Review.

The program also supports the objectives of ‘A Modern Transport System for Agriculture: A New Partnership Approach’ report which identifies a strong partnership model between the DPTI and Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) and Primary Producers SA for planning transport systems that meet the existing and future need of agriculture.

Funding has also been provided from the Federal Government’s Black Spot Programme and Minor Works Programme.

Works are expected to commence in the first half of 2017.

Illustration - Roundabout at the Yorke Highway junction with Copper Coast Highway

Thumbnail of proposed Copper Coast Roundabout

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For more information please contact DPTI:

Phone: 1300 482 841