Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

Sturt Highway - Productivity and Safety Improvements

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Mid 2016 - Late 2018
Estimated Project Cost:$24,860,000
Australian Government Contribution:$19,890,000
Local Council/Shire:District Council of Loxton Waikerie,Mid Murray Council
Corridor:Sydney - Adelaide

Project Description

The program of works for this project comprises bridge widening, strengthening, and barrier upgrades; intersection upgrades; new and extended overtaking lanes; and shoulder sealing at multiple locations on the Sturt Highway in eastern South Australia, from Nuriootpa to the Victorian border.


The project is aimed at removing impediments to the introduction of higher productivity freight vehicles, including Road Trains, on the Sturt Highway in South Australia.


The Australian Government has committed $19.9 million to this $24.9 million project.


Construction commenced June 2016 and was completed in late 2018.

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Project details last updated: 9/11/2021