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DPTI to trial alternate route to help reduce congestion and delays this October long weekend

1 October 2015

An alternative route to Adelaide is being trialled for holiday-makers returning home from the Yorke Peninsula on Monday 5 October 2015 in a bid to reduce congestion and delays around the town of Port Wakefield.

The Department for Planning, Transport and Infrastructure has been working with local councils to develop the trial detour route through Lochiel, Balaklava, Mallala and Two Wells.

The detour is intended for light vehicles only and is about 25 kilometres longer from the Ninnes Road turn off prior to Paskeville.
From Lochiel, the route is approximately the same distance via Highway One as it is for the alternate route to Two Wells.

From the Copper Coast Highway the alternate route provides drivers the option to turn left onto Ninnes Road just prior to Paskeville through to Lochiel.

At Lochiel, the alternate route follows the Augusta Highway to the Nantawarra turn off, then along the Nantawarra Road to Balaklava.

The alternate route continues via the Balaklava Road to Mallala and then the Mallala-Two Wells Road to Two Wells, where it re-joins Highway One.

DPTI advises that signs will be erected alerting motorists to the alternative route and that the route is optional.

There will be temporary speed restrictions at two locations and traffic management at Lochiel and the Highway One/Copper Coast junction as well as traffic observation staff at specific locations along and two temporary trailer mounted CCTV cameras.

Members of the public seeking more information can contact 1800 018 313 or visit the Traffic SA website at http://traffic.sa.gov.au/