Operating a heavy vehicle

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 www.traffic.sa.gov.au.

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.

Mid North - Rocky River Bridge, Crystal Brook (21 January to June 2019)

The Rocky River Bridge on the Augusta Highway near Crystal Brook is being upgraded. A traffic diversion and speed restrictions are in place and applicable to all vehicles throughout the course of the works.

Works are scheduled to commence from Thursday 31 January 2019 and are expected to be completed by late June 2019, weather permitting, and will include:

  • bridge and road shoulder widening
  • installation of new guard rails and bridge barriers

Works will be undertaken from 7.00 am to 5.00 pm, starting on Monday morning and finishing on Saturday afternoon each week until the completion of the Project.

Road users are advised to follow the direction of traffic management staff and observe signage.

Sturt Highway and Riverland bridges (7 January to July 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) - works commenced 7 January 2019
  • 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

Barossa Valley bridges (22 February to July 2019)

Works on the Stott Highway Bridge and Lyndoch Bridge are scheduled to commence on Friday 22 February 2019 and are expected to be completed in July 2019, weather permitting, and will include:

  • replacing the existing bridge with wider structures
  • installation of new guard rails and bridge barriers

Works will be undertaken from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Saturday each week until the completion of the project.

Traffic will be diverted around the work sites under a speed restriction via a temporary diversion road, which has been constructed adjacent to the bridge structures.

Clare Valley - Skillies Bridge (4 March to June 2019)

Works on the Skillies Bridge are scheduled to commence from Monday 4 March 2019 and are expected to be completed in June 2019, weather permitting, and will include:

  • replacing the existing bridge with wider structures
  • installation of new guard rails and bridge barriers

Works will be undertaken from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Saturday each week until the completion of the project

Start of Works notification - Department of Planning Transport and Infrastructure

Adelaide Hills - Inverbrackie Bridge and intersection (15 March to July 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 and
  • 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

Pavement and asphalt works are scheduled to start on Thursday 20 June 2019, weather permitting, and will be undertaken in three stages:

  • Thursday 20 June from 7:00 pm to 5:00 am
    • Entry and exit to and from Riverview Road at Onkaparinga Valley Road will be closed to all traffic throughout the scheduled night works. Traffic will be directed via Nairne Road.
  • Friday 21 June and Saturday 22 June from 7:00 pm to 5:00 am
    • Onkaparinga Valley Road will be closed to traffic between Nairne Road and Riverview Road throughout the scheduled night works. Traffic will be detoured via Riverview Road and Nairne Road. Local traffic only access will remain open.
  • Friday 28 June from 7:00 pm to 5:00 am
    • The junction will be open to all traffic with speed and lane restrictions in place throughout the scheduled works.

Bus services will operate as normal throughout the scheduled works.

Program schedule

RegionBridge Scheduled commencement
Adelaide Hills Inverbrackie Bridge and intersection 15 March 2019 - commenced
Clare Valley Skillies Bridge 4 March 2019 - commenced
  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) 7 January 2019 - commenced
  Paringa Causeway bridges 3-4 (River Murray Flood Plains) 19 March 2019 - commenced
Barossa Valley Stott Highway Bridge 22 February 2019 - commenced
  Lyndoch Bridge 22 February 2019 - commenced
  Altona Bridge April 2019
Mid North Rocky River Bridge (near Crystal Brook) 21 January 2019 - commenced

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Page last updated 17 June 2019

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