Port Wakefield
Overpass and
Highway Duplication

Port Wakefield
Overpass and
Highway Duplication

Just like we promised, we’re fixing the frustrating and dangerous bottleneck at Port Wakefield by building an overpass and duplicating the highway at this location.

What we said we'd do

Build an overpass at the intersection of Copper Coast Highway and Augusta Highway at Port Wakefield.

What we've done

The Marshall Liberal Government wasted no time funding and getting started on the Port Wakefield Overpass and Highway Duplication project - one of the largest projects ever undertaken in regional South Australia.

This notorious intersection is one of regional South Australia’s busiest road junctions and is commonly known as ‘Crash Corner’ due to the dangerous turn movements and frustrating long queues, particularly during long weekends and holiday periods when thousands more people visit the Yorke Peninsula.

With construction of the overpass now complete and the highway duplication project to be completed later this year, bottlenecks at this location will soon be a thing of the past.

This project is part of our record $17.9 billion Building What Matters infrastructure program which is creating thousands of jobs and improving the lives of South Australians.

What it means for you

  • You can get to your holiday and back home again quicker and safer
  • Freight can move more efficiently, boosting regional economies
  • More local jobs

Policy snapshot

  • Just like we promised, we built an overpass at the intersection of Copper Coast Highway and Augusta Highway, Port Wakefield.
  • We are also duplicating the highway at this location, with construction well underway.
  • This project will get you to your holiday and home again quicker and safer.
  • Part of our record $17.9 billion Building What Matters infrastructure program
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Just like we promised, we’re fixing the frustrating and dangerous bottleneck at Port Wakefield by building an overpass and duplicating the highway at this location.

Just like we promised, we’re fixing the frustrating and dangerous bottleneck at Port Wakefield by building an overpass and duplicating the highway at this location.