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

Woomera Prohibited Area - Stuart Highway (periodically 1 September to 5 October)

Access to the Woomera Prohibited Area (WPA) in South Australia is subject to exclusion periods during which the Department of Defence may undertake war materiel testing. For safety and security reasons, designated zones within the WPA will be closed and you may be required to evacuate the area during the notified exclusion periods.

Maps and coordinates of the affected areas are available from the Woomera Prohibited Area Coordination Office..

Exclusion periods in the following zones of the Woomera Prohibited Area are now underway:

  • Green Zone (1 September 2019 to 5 October 2019);
  • Amber Zone 1 (2 September 2019 – 13 October 2019); and
  • Amber Zone 2 (2-29 September 2019).

Access to the Stuart Highway will be suspended at various times from 1 September 2019 to 5 October 2019.

On days of suspension, the highway will be closed around 7:00 AM and will re-open in the late afternoon. Please note this is subject to change.

Signs will be posted at the following locations:

  • just north of Glendambo (at the Woomera Prohibited Area boundary); and
  • approximately 60km south of Coober Pedy (in the vicinity of Mt Penrhyn).

No further specific information or dates regarding the suspension of access to the Stuart Highway are able to be provided at this time. The Woomera Test Range may be able to provide more specific guidance 24-48 hours in advance.

If you are intending to travel in the affected areas, please contact the Woomera Test Range: 0477 726 537 or 08 8674 3370.

Copy of notice in the Sunday Mail 18 August 2019.

Regency Road to Pym Street Project (19 August to mid-September)

Day and Night works will conducted as part of the Regecy Road to Pym Street (R2P) Project to relcote gas infrastructure, including the installation of new pipes and regulators.

Night works will be carried out on the western side of South Road, south of the intersection with Regency Road.

Day works will be carried out on Crosley Road and Bayer Avenue (near Regency Road) and on side streets adjacent to South Road between Regency Road and Pym Street, including on Pym Street itself. Day works will commence on Monday 19 August for approximately 5 weeks.

Night works will commence on Thursday evening 15 August, for approximately 4 weeks. Night works will be conducted between 7.00 pm and 7.00 am in order to minimise the impact to road users and businesses and to complete the work safely.

Speed and lane restrictions will be in place in the vicinity of the works and some minor road closures may be required.

If you have any enquiries related to the R2P Project, or would like to register your interest in the project, please telephone 1300 110 906 or email

Regional bridges upgrade program

The $40 million Australian government- and state government-funded Regional Bridges Upgrade Program will improve road safety and increase freight efficiency by upgrading a number of bridges across South Australia’s regional road network at various locations in the Mid-North, Riverland, Clare Valley, Adelaide Hills and Barossa Valley.

Sturt Highway and Riverland bridges (7 January to August 2019)

A number of regional bridges in the Kingston and Renmark-Paringa districts are being upgraded. Works are scheduled to commence from 7 January 2019 and are expected to be completed by late July 2019, weather permitting, and will include:

  • installation of new guard rails and bridge barriers
  • widening of road pavement across bridges.

Works will be undertaken from 7.00 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Saturday each week until the completion of the project.

Lane and speed restrictions will be in place throughout the course of the works.

Bridges schedule for works are located along the Sturt Highway between Kingston On Murray and Renmark and are scheduled as follows:

  • Paringa Causeway Bridges 1 and 2 (River Murray Flood Plains) - completed
  • Salt Creek Bridge - works commenced 4 February 2019
  • Bookmark Creek Bridge - works commenced 12 February 2019
  • Kingston Bridge - works commenced 11 February 2019
  • Paringa Causeway Bridges 3 and 4 (River Murray Flood Plains) - scheduled to commence 19 March 2019.

Start of works notification - Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure

Adelaide Hills - Inverbrackie Bridge and intersection (15 March to August 2019)

Works are scheduled to commence on Friday 15 March 2019 and are expected to be completed by July 2019, weather permitting and will include:

  • the replacement of the existing bridge
  • an upgrade of the intersection of Onkaparinga Valley and River View Roads, between Woodside and Oakbank.

Works will be undertaken from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Saturday each week until the completion of the project.Traffic diversion and speed restrictions will be in place for the duration of the works.

Start of Works notification - Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure

Program schedule

RegionBridge Scheduled commencement
Adelaide Hills Inverbrackie Bridge and intersection 15 March 2019 - commenced
Clare Valley Skillies Bridge Completed
  Farrell Flat Bridge and Road culvert Completed
Sturt Highway and Riverland Salt Creek bridge 4 February 2019 - commenced
  Bookmark Creek Bridge 12 January 2019 - commenced
  Kingston Bridge 11 February 2019 - commenced
  Paringa Causeway Bridges 1-2 (River Murray Flood Plains) Completed
  Paringa Causeway bridges 3-4 (River Murray Flood Plains) 19 March 2019 - commenced
Barossa Valley Stott Highway Bridge Completed
  Lyndoch Bridge Completed
  Altona Bridge April 2019
Mid North Rocky River Bridge (near Crystal Brook) Completed

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