Roads leading to SA’s Dublin Saleyards get a facelift

Port Wakefield Overpass. Image courtesy of SA Government.

The $11 million Dublin Saleyard Access Upgrade project near the South Australian Livestock Exchange (Dublin Saleyards) in Dublin, South Australia, has reached a significant milestone, with completion expected in a few weeks.

The project includes works to upgrade the Port Wakefield Highway junction with Carslake Road, widen Carslake Road between Port Wakefield Highway and the Dublin Saleyard, and upgrade the entrance to the Dublin Saleyards.

The project is jointly funded by the Australian and South Australian Governments (80:20) as part of the South Australia Rural Roads Package.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Barnaby Joyce said the completed works were welcome news for South Australians.

“The completed works include modifications to the saleyard entrance to allow heavy vehicle access, and the widening and re-sealing of the 2.2-kilometre section of Carslake Road between the entrance and Port Wakefield Highway,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.

South Australia’s Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Corey Wingard said the project, which commenced in February 2021, was another great example of the State and Federal governments’ massive investment in infrastructure projects in regional South Australia.

“The completion of these works is a major milestone for this project, which will improve freight productivity by allowing the Dublin Saleyard entrance to be accessed by triple road trains up to 53.5 metres in length.

“The Port Wakefield to Port Augusta Alliance is now finalising works to upgrade the Port Wakefield Highway junction with Carslake Road, which will be the final step in unlocking triple road train access from the highway to the saleyard and improving road safety for all road users.”

Works on the Port Wakefield Highway/Carslake Road junction upgrade are well progressed, with completion expected in the coming weeks.

Right-turn movements from Carslake Road onto Port Wakefield Highway will be the final works to be completed. All other turning movements at the junction have been reopened.

The Australian and South Australian governments have also committed $124.5 million for the Port Wakefield Overpass and Highway Duplication Project since 2018, with delivery expected in 2022.

The Port Wakefield to Port Augusta Alliance (PW2PA), a consortium of CPB Contractors, Aurecon and GHD, in alliance with the Department for Infrastructure and Transport, is delivering the Joy Baluch AM Bridge Duplication in Port Augusta; the Port Wakefield Overpass and Highway Duplication; and the Augusta Highway Duplication Planning Study, between Port Augusta and Port Wakefield.

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