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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:
- Adelaide Hills area
- Adelaide Hills area (including Mount Barker inset)
- Adelaide Metropolitan area
- Central Adelaide area
- Northern Adelaide area
- Optus clearance map
- Southern Adelaide area
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:
- Information Bulletin - Areas or Routes of Operation - Livestock Loading Mass Exemption
- Information Bulletin - Areas or routes of operation in South Australia - Night Travel up to 3.1 m wide or 22 m long
- Information Bulletin - Night Travel for Agricultural Machinery - Approved Council Areas
- Information Bulletin - Night Travel for Rubber Tracked Tractors - Approved Route Networks
- Information Bulletin - Adelaide Christmas Pageant
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 www.traffic.sa.gov.au. Outlined below is not an exhaustive list of roadworks.
Heavy vehicle access on the Northern Connector
The Northern Connector officially opened to traffic on Saturday 7 March 2020.
Operators who have an existing permit to travel via the Northern Expressway on-ramp will have received a letter from the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) outlining approved alternate route(s) for currently permitted access.
Heavy vehicles operating under permit travelling northbound on Port Wakefield Road onto Northern Expressway
Access to the Northern Expressway from Port Wakefield Rd (travelling northbound) is available via the Bolivar Interchange and Waterloo Corner Interchange.
If operating on an existing permit that includes Port Wakefield Rd turning onto the Northern Expressway via the on-ramp, the Bolivar or Waterloo Corner Interchanges are to be used to access the Northern Expressway under the following circumstances:
|Vehicle type||Approved alternatives|
|Class 2 vehicles up to PBS Level 3A equivalent (eg, up to 36.5 m long)|
|Class vehicles up to PBS Level 3B equivalent (eg, up to 42.0 m long)|
Class 1 OSOM vehicles:
Heavy vehicles operating under permit travelling southbound on Port Wakefield Road
Access to the Northern Connector from Port Wakefield Rd (travelling southbound) is available via the Northern, Waterloo Corner or Bolivar Interchanges as per the eligible vehicle types in the table above.
Heavy vehicles operating under permit travelling on Port River Expressway
If operating on an existing permit that travels via the Port River Expressway, Salisbury Highway, Port Wakefield Road this is a valid permitted route.
The NHVR has issued letters outlining approved alternate routes. If you have not received a letter, please contact the NHVR on 1300 696 487.
Please note that once the NHVR has issued the letter if your existing permit includes the Port River Expressway and the Northern Expressway/Port Wakefield, access will be allowed from the Superway Interchange for:
- Class 2 vehicles up to PBS 3B equivalent (eg, up to 42.0 m long)
- Class 1 OSOM vehicles are restricted to an overall height not exceeding 5.2 m and overall mass not exceeding 100 t.
More information visit Northern Connector Project
Southern Expressway (June 2020)
As part of the Darlington Upgrade Project, the Southern Expressway will be closed for night works to enable testing of the Intelligent Transport System in the lowered motorway for three weeks, commencing Tuesday, 9 June.
To safely facilitate the works, the following traffic restrictions will be in place for the Southern Expressway, week nights only, between 7.00 pm and 6.00 am;
- Southbound lanes of the Southern Expressway, including the lowered motorway, will be closed between Tonsley Boulevard and Marion Road. Motorists can access the Southern Expressway at the Marion Road on ramp
- Northbound lanes of the Southern Expressway will be closed from Sherriffs Road, Lonsdale to Tonsley Boulevard, St Marys. Northbound motorists are advised to use Main South Road surface road.
Access for emergency services vehicles will be maintained at all times during these closures.
For more information: refer to map of works.
Regency Road to Pym Street project (11 January to mid-2020)
As part the Regency Road to Pym Street project (R2P Project) from 11 January 2020 to mid-2020 restricting right turn from Regency Road to South Road.
Refer to the attached map for alternate routes Regency Road to Pym Street project - traffic switch
More information is available by calling 1300 110 906 or visiting R2P Alliance.
Road resurfacing works
Road safety will be improved at a number of locations due to road resurfacing works, shoulder sealing and road rehabilitation:
|Location||Start Date||Expected Completion||Details|
|Port Wakefield Road, Dublin and Two Wells|
|10 March 2020||Early - July 2020|
Resurfacing works will be undertaken in two sections, commencing with works to resurface a 1.1 kilometre section of the Adelaide bound lanes at Two Wells, between Mallala and Brooks roads. The second section of works will resurface a 2.8 kilometre section of the Adelaide bound lanes south of Dublin, between Old Port Wakefield and Carslake roads.
Works are expected to commence on Friday 12 June, with all works (including line marking), expected to be completed in early July, weather permitting.
Works will be undertaken Monday to Friday, between 5.00 am and 6:30 pm, with occasional Saturday works.
|Wilkins Highway, Jamestown|
|18 May||End of June|
Road rehabilitation and asphalt surfacing works commenced on Monday, 18 May on the Wilkins Highway between RM Williams Way and Eldena Road, within the Jamestown township.
Works will occur every day between 6:00 am and 6:00 pm, with completion expected at the end of June, weather permitting.
Speed restrictions will be in place for the duration of the works. Lane restrictions and local detours will be required at various stages.
|Oodla Wirra Township |
|18 May||End of June|
Road safety on the Barrier Highway will be improved with approximately 5.3 kilometres of shoulder sealing works being undertaken on the approaches to Oodla Wirra township commencing on Monday 18 May.
In addition, there will be a one kilometre section of road rehabilitation and resurfacing works through the township within the 60km speed limit zone to improve safety and preserve the road pavement.
Works will be undertaken from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Sunday, with completion expected by the end of June, weather permitting.
The road will remain open with a 25km/h speed restriction in place while workers are on site. Lane and other speed restrictions may apply, subject to onsite conditions.
Stuart Highway (Coober Pedy to Port Augusta) (May to June 2020)
Works to improve safety on the Stuart Highway will commence on Monday 4 May.
In total, approximately 92.5 kilometres of works will be undertaken to improve surface quality on the Stuart Highway between Coober Pedy and Port Augusta.
Works will be undertaken from 7.00 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Sunday, with completion expected in June, weather permitting.
A 25km/h speed restriction will be in place while workers are on site.
Lane restrictions or temporary 15 to 20 minute closures may apply, subject to onsite conditions. A maximum 80km/h speed restriction will be in place until the reinstatement of the line marking is complete.
Please plan ahead, allow extra travel time and take extra care when workers are on site. Observe speed limits, lane restrictions and traffic controllers when travelling through the area.