The project will improve traffic flow and reduce congestion for all road users through the township of Port Wakefield, and remove all hazardous at-grade turn movements at the notorious ‘crash corner’ intersection of the Port Wakefield Highway, Copper Coast Highway and Augusta Highway.
The project will deliver:
Other works completed so far on the project include piling for the new southbound bridge across the Wakefield River, and preparation for the new southbound lanes including clearing approximately four kilometres of land, and relocating three kilometres of water infrastructure, which will improve the reliability of Port Wakefield’s water supply.
The new overpass is expected to be open to traffic by mid-2022, with the project expected to be complete by the end of 2022, weather permitting.
The $124.5m Port Wakefield Overpass and Highway Duplication Project is jointly funded by the Australian and South Australian governments and is expected to support an average of 95 full time equivalent jobs per year over the life of the project.