Approved areas or routes

Vehicles operating under a mass or dimension exemption (notice or permit) in South Australia must travel within stated areas and on stated routes.

Heavy vehicle route networks (RAVnet)

Prior to any journey, drivers must determine the approved route using the RAVnet online map system.

RAVnet is an interactive map system that displays approved heavy vehicle route networks in South Australia. Restrictions associated with specific route networks are also included.

RAVnet Frequently Asked Questions - Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure

Approved area maps

Approved area maps that are referenced in mass or dimension exemptions are:

Restricted areas within SA

Route and structure restrictions have been removed from the updated notices and are published in the:

Areas or routes for specific heavy vehicle operation are outlined below:

Preferred routes

When operating an oversize vehicle, the maps below depict the preferred routes for travel. If your operating requirements cannot be met by a gazette notice, you will need to apply for a permit.

Temporary road closures, detours and roadworks

For a list of roadworks, incidents and planned events in South Australia please refer to

Port River Expressway (12 January to 20 January)

As part of the Northern Connector Project, the Port River will be  temporarily closed to traffic in both directions between Hanson Road and the South Road Superway from 8 pm Sunday, 12 January until 5 am Monday, 20 January 2020, weather permitting.

Access within the Port River Expressway area will be maintained with detours via Hanson Road, Grand Junction Road and the South Road Superway.

Signage and traffic management will be in place to advise motorists of changed conditions.

This closure will allow for final stages of works for the Southern Interchange including barrier removal, lighting, asphalt works, new line marking and installation of a safety barrier.

Speed and lane restrictions apply in the vicinity of the works.

When the Port River Expressway is re-opened to traffic, eastbound traffic (leading onto the Salisbury Highway) will switch onto the newly constructed bridge as part of the Northern Connector’s new Southern Interchange.

Northern Expressway (southbound) (20 to 22 January)

As part of the Northern Connector Project, night works will be undertaken on the Northern Expressway, southbound only, with a detour in place from:

  • 7 pm Monday 20 January, until 5 am Tuesday 21 January, and *
  • 7 pm Tuesday 21 January, until 5 am Wednesday 22 January, weather permitting.

The Northern Expressway south bound lanes will be closed between Heaslip and Port Wakefield Roads (including the southbound on-ramps to the Northern Expressway from Penfield and Heaslip Roads).
Northbound access to the Northern Expressway will be unchanged.

Regency Road to Pym Street Project (11 January to mid-2020)

As part of the North-South Corridor, Regency Road to Pym Street project (R2P Project), temporary traffic changes from 11 January 2020 to mid-2020 restricting right turn from Regency Road to South Road.

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