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Joy Baluch AM Bridge

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:Not started
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Mid 2020 - Mid 2024
Estimated Project Cost:$200,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$160,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Corporation of the City of Port Augusta
State:SA

Project Description

The project involves the duplication of the existing two lane Joy Baluch AM bridge as well as widening the approach roads to allow for two lanes in both directions between Mackay Street (south of the bridge) and Burgoyne Street (north of the bridge).

Benefits

The Joy Baluch AM Bridge is an important freight and passenger link to access the Upper Spence Gulf in Port Augusta. The project will increase passenger and vehicle safety, improve connectivity and reliability for freight, local community and tourist vehicles, improve travel times, provide safer overtaking opportunities and provide efficient and reliable travel.

Funding

The Australian Government will provide up to $160 million for this project.

Timetable

The project is expected to commence mid-2020 and be completed by mid-2024.

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Project details last updated: 8/05/2018