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Penola Northern Bypass Project

Project Overview

The next stage of the Penola Bypass, the Penola Northern Bypass Project, has been announced as part of the 2018-19 State Budget.

Construction of the Penola Southern  Bypass project was completed and open to traffic on 10 April 2015. The Penola Bypass is a joint initiative between the South Australian Government and the Wattle Range Council. The South Australian Government allocated $10.5 million for the implementation of the Penola Southern Bypass and the Wattle Range Council contributed around $2.5 million to secure the road corridor.

The key features of the Penola Northern Bypass project include:

  • 2.2 kilometres of undivided, sealed rural arterial road, including sealed shoulders;
  • Lighting at the main junctions in accordance with current Australian Standards

The project aims to:

  • Significantly reduce heavy vehicle traffic volumes through the township, improving local amenity and safety;
  • Reduce the conflict between heavy vehicles, pedestrians and local traffic within the township of Penola;
  • Cater for an anticipated additional commercial vehicles travelling on Robe Road and Riddoch Highway, generated from timber plantations near Penola;
  • Reduce travel time and create improved access for heavy vehicles; and
  • Improve freight efficiencies, which support the Limestone Coast region’s highly productive economy.

Contact us

For information on the Penola Northern Bypass Project please contact:

P: 1300 794 880

Written correspondence can be directed to:

Penola Northern Bypass Project
Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
GPO Box 1533
Adelaide SA 5001