SA Dublin saleyard truck access upgrades realised


Completed works to enable access for triple road trains up to 53.5m

SA Dublin saleyard truck access upgrades realised
Rowan Ramsey at the site

 

The $11 million Dublin Saleyard Access Upgrade has seen improvements to Carslake Road and the entrance of the South Australian Livestock Exchange.

The completed works include modifications to the saleyard entrance to allow heavy vehicle access, and the widening and re-sealing of the 2.2km section of Carslake Road between the entrance and Port Wakefield Highway.

The completion of these works is seen as a major milestone for this project, which will also allow the Dublin Saleyard entrance to be accessed by triple road trains up to 53.5m in length.

federal infrastructure and transport minister Barnaby Joyce said the completed works were welcome news for South Australians.

His SA counterpart, Corey Wingard, said the project, which began in February, was partof wider moves to increase access in regional areas.


Recent upgrades to the Mt Gambier saleyards, here


"The Port Wakefield to Port Augusta Alliance is now finalising works to upgrade the Port Wakefield Highway junction with Carslake Road, which will be the final step in unlocking triple road-train access from the highway to the saleyard and improving road safety for all road users," Wingard said.

Federal MP for Grey Rowan Ramsey said the Dublin Saleyard was an important piece of the agricultural jigsaw in South Australia.

"Traffic loads on the Port Wakefield road continue to increase and the federal government, in partnership with the state, has been funding extensive upgrades including the Port Wakefield overpass and commitment to duplicate the Augusta Highway," Ramsey said.

"The project has supported 34 full-time equivalent jobs through the construction period and that is excellent.

"However, the real benefits lie in the provision of first-class access in and out of the saleyards."

Works on the Port Wakefield Highway/Carslake Road junction upgrade have also progressed, with completion expected in the coming weeks.

Right-turn movements from Carslake Road onto Port Wakefield Highway will be the final works to be completed.

All other turning movements at the junction have been reopened.

 

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