|Funding Program:||Investment Road and Rail Program
|Expected Start/Finish:||Late 2020 - Late 2022
|Estimated Project Cost:||$200,000,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$160,000,000
|Local Council/Shire:||Corporation of the City of Port Augusta
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).
The Joy Baluch AM Bridge is an important freight and passenger link to access the Upper Spencer 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.
The Australian Government will provide up to $160 million for this project.
Construction commenced in October 2020 and is expected to be completed by late 2022.
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Project details last updated: 26/10/2020