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Upgrades to Augusta and Stuart Highways

road.JPGWorks to improve safety on various sections of roads in the Upper and Mid North Area, including more than 41km of surfacing works, will begin this Saturday.

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure is undertaking pavement surfacing works to improve the surface quality and extend the life of the Augusta and Stuart Highways.

Works will begin this weekend and are expected to be completed by mid-May.

The roads will remain open to traffic with restrictions in place.

The surfacing works are being carried out at an estimated cost of $2.9 million as part of the Australian Government’s Periodic Road Maintenance Program.

The works include: 

Augusta Highway, approx. 6.5km South of Port Germein, for 1.6km

Augusta Highway, approx. 9km South of Port Germein, for 1.7km

Augusta Highway, between the Northern and Southern accesses to Crystal Brook, for 1.8km

Augusta Highway, at the junction with Pareora Road, approx. 4km North of Port Wakefield, for 0.9km

Stuart Highway, approx. 21km South of Cadney Park, for 5.4km

Stuart Highway, Pootnoura, approx. 26km South of Cadney Park, for 2.7km

Stuart Highway, Mt Willoughby, approx. 54km North of Coober Pedy, for 7.1km

Stuart Highway, Mt Willoughby, approx. 46km North of Coober Pedy, for 8km

Stuart Highway, Breakaway’s Turnoff, approx. 20km North of Coober Pedy, for 12km