Augusta Highway

The Augusta Highway is the part of Australia's ring route (Highway 1) located in South Australia between Port Wakefield and Port Augusta. It was named Augusta Highway in 2011, and was formerly known simply as Highway One[2] and also as the Princes Highway, despite not being continuous to the Princes Highway in the southeast of the state.

Augusta Highway

Highway sign, Port Augusta West, 2017 (03).jpg
Sign at the northern end of the Highway
Augusta Highway is located in South Australia
South end
South end
North end
North end
Coordinates
General information
TypeHighway
Length211 km (131 mi)[1]
Gazetted2011[2]
Route number(s) A1 (2017-present)
Former
route number
National Highway A1
(2011-2017)
Major junctions
South end Port Wakefield Road
Port Wakefield, South Australia
 
North end Eyre Highway
Port Augusta, South Australia
Location(s)
Major settlementsSnowtown, Crystal Brook, Port Pirie, Port Germein
Highway system

Following the 2018 South Australian state election, upgrades were announced for both ends of the Augusta Highway. At the northern end, the Joy Baluch AM Bridge across Spencer Gulf at Port Augusta is to be duplicated to improve safety for both local and highway traffic. At the southern end, the intersection with the Copper Coast Highway is to be grade-separated, along with duplicating Port Wakefield Highway through Port Wakefield. The contracts for detailed design and construction of both projects were let in March 2020 to the Port Wakefield to Port Augusta Alliance, a consortium of CPB Contractors, Aurecon and GHD Group. Both are expected to be completed in 2022.[3][4]

Major intersectionsEdit

LGA[5]Location[5]km[1]miDestinationsNotes
Wakefield Regional CouncilPort Wakefield00.0  Port Wakefield Road (A1)Adelaide
00.0  Port Wakefield–Auburn Road (B84)Auburn
21.2  Copper Coast Highway (B85)Kadina, South Australiamain route between Adelaide and Yorke Peninsula
Lochiel3119
Snowtown4729Barunga Gap Road – Bute and Kadina
4930Condowie Plain Road – Brinkworth and Blyth
Port Pirie Regional CouncilMerriton9056Clements Road – Port Broughton
Crystal Brook9559Venning Road – Crystal Brook, Gladstonesouthern entrance to Crystal Brook
10263  Goyder Highway (B64)northern entrance to Crystal Brook
Warnertown  Wilkins Highway (B79)Laura, Gladstone
Bungama12075Warnertown Road – Port Piriesouthern entrance to Port Pirie
Napperby12477  Spencer Highway (B89)northern entrance to Port Pirie
Mount RemarkablePort Germein14288Port Germein
14389Germein Gorge Road – Murray Town
Port AugustaWinninowie188117  Horrocks Pass Road/Main North Road (B56)
Stirling North202126  Flinders Ranges Way (B83)
Port Augusta210130Joy Baluch AM Bridge over Spencer Gulf
Port Augusta West211131  Eyre Highway (A1)Eyre Peninsula and Western Australia
211131  Stuart Highway (A87) – the Outback and Northern territory
  •       Route transition

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Google (17 September 2014). "Driving the Augusta Highway" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 17 September 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Highway One gets a change of name". Plains Producer. 19 August 2011. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  3. ^ "Port Wakefield Overpass and Highway Duplication". Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  4. ^ McCormack, Michael (1 March 2020). "PORT WAKEFIELD AND JOY BALUCH UPGRADES ARE SIGNED, SEALED AND SOON TO BE DELIVERED" (PDF) (Press release). Retrieved 9 May 2020 – via Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure.
  5. ^ a b A.J.Miazzo (16 December 2013). "Naming of State Rural Roads - Mid North" (PDF). Government of South Australia. Rack Plan 869. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 September 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2014.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Augusta Highway at Wikimedia Commons