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Sturt Highway Corridor Upgrade

The Australian and South Australian governments have committed $87.5 million (80:20) to upgrade the Sturt Highway, between Renmark and Gawler, as part of the Roads of Strategic Importance (ROSI) program.  An additional $202 million (80:20) has also been committed to construct a bypass of the Truro township along with a new alignment of Sturt Highway over Accommodation Hill.

Extending approximately 210km, this section of Sturt Highway passes through the townships of Nuriootpa, Truro, Blanchetown, Waikerie, Barmera, Berri and Renmark.

The upgrade will:

  • improve safety
  • improve freight efficiency
  • support regional economic growth

The upgrade will include:

  • Road rehabilitation works including shoulder sealing, resurfacing and upgraded barriers.
  • Additional overtaking lanes.
  • Improved and additional rest areas.
  • Safety enhancements at key junctions of the Sturt Highway.
  • A widened the section of Highway near the Renmark caravan park to allow for movement of larger trucks.
  • Berri to Renmark road duplication planning study – the high volume of traffic travelling between these regional centres is approaching capacity. Investigations are underway to understand benefits and impacts associated with potential duplication options.

Truro Bypass

The $202 million project is jointly funded (80:20) by the Australian and South Australian governments. To address safety and amenity issues raised by the Truro community, the freight industry and other stakeholders this project will construct a bypass of the Truro township along with a new alignment of Sturt Highway over Accommodation Hill.

Visit the Truro Bypass project website.

Community engagement will form an important component across the life of the projects. We look forward to connecting with you in the coming months about these exciting projects.

For further information please contact our team on 1300 794 880 or email dit.communityrelations@sa.gov.au .

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