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Joy Baluch AM Bridge Duplication

The Australian and State Governments have committed $200 million ($160 million from the Australian Government and $40 million from the State Government) for the Joy Baluch AM Bridge Duplication Project.

The Joy Baluch AM Bridge is an important link in the National Land Transport Network at Port Augusta, providing access across the Spencer Gulf for commuter, commercial and freight vehicles in the northern region of South Australia. It is also a key tourist connection to the Eyre Peninsula, northern South Australia and beyond.

Preliminary planning work has been completed and detailed concept planning work is now underway, which will include extensive consultation.

The duplication of the bridge will improve road safety and efficiency for all users, improve freight productivity and importantly improve the resilience of this critical road link.

It will also address the current bridge speed restrictions and safety for people walking or cycling across the bridge.


Project Time Frame

The project is currently in the concept planning and consultation phase and further detail will be provided as planning progresses. Site investigation works commenced in late 2018, and will continue into 2019. Project completion is expected in 2022


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What's next?

Come and meet the Joy Baluch AM Bridge Duplication Project team and learn more about the project.

When: Wednesday 10 April 2019 from 04:30 pm – 07:30 pm
Thursday 11 April 2019 from 10:00 am – 01:00 pm

Where: Flinders Room, Central Oval Community Sporting Complex -10 Augusta Terrace, Port Augusta

Please click here for a copy of the Community Information Session notification.


Project Cost

$200 million


Contact us

P: 1300 794 880
E: DPTI.CommunityRelations@sa.gov.au

We also invite you to submit your comments online or register for project updates, please click here