Port Wakefield community session re Overpass project

Constituents interested in hearing more about the revised plans for the $90 million Port Wakefield Overpass and Highway Duplication Project are welcome to attend a community information session in Port Wakefield on Tuesday, 10 September.

The informal "drop-in" session will be held at the Eagles Sports and Community Centre in Burra Street, from 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm. 

There will be representatives from the Department of Transport and Infrastructure on hand to answer questions and receive feedback. 

An initial concept design for this major project was released in August 2019 and in January this year, after taking into account feedback from stakeholders, revised plans were released.

Features of the updated Concept Design include: 

  • Two lanes in each direction through the Port Wakefield Township with provisions for safe U-turn movements
  • A realigned dual carriageway through the Port Wakefield Township, allowing for increased parking and landscaping opportunities as well as safer vehicle and pedestrian movements; 
  • a realigned Balaklava Road intersection with the Port Wakefield Highway, allowing for safer turn movements
  • A new two-lane overpass for traffic travelling southbound from the Copper Coast Highway to Port Wakefield, and for traffic travelling along the Augusta Highway to the Copper Coast Highway.

For further information about the community session, or the project, visit www.dpti.sa.gov.au/portwakefield