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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.
The Northern Connector will officially open to traffic on Saturday 7 March 2020.
Operators who have an existing permit to travel via the Northern Expressway on-ramp will receive a letter from the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) outlining approved alternate route(s) for current 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
At this point in time, 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 will aim to provide a letter outlining approved alternate route/s by COB Wednesday 11 March. If you do not receive a letter by this time, please contact the NHVR.
Please note that once the NHVR have 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.
Heavy vehicles operating on published networks
If operating on a legally approved network, the appropriate access to the Northern Connector between the Northern Expressway and Port River Expressway (including interchanges and ramps) has been updated on RAVnet.
More information visit Northern Connector Project
South Eastern Freeway (Mount Barker to Callington) (March to April 2020)
Essential resurfacing works to five sections of the South Eastern Freeway between Mount Barker and Callington, are being undertaken in stages with completion expected in early May 2020, weather permitting. All works will be undertaken between the hours of 7.00 pm to 5.00 am.
Works will commence near the Mount Barker and Bald Hills interchanges on Monday 23 March. Detours will be in place:
- Between 7.00 pm and 5.00 am on Sunday 29 March and Monday 30 March: The Mount Barker freeway exit for travel from the city will be closed. Drivers will be directed to use the Bald Hills Road freeway entry.
- Between 7.00 pm and 5.00 am on Wednesday 1 April, the Mount Barker freeway entry for travel towards Murray Bridge will be closed. Drivers will be directed to use the Bald Hills Road freeway entry.
For more information:
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.
- Regency Road to Pym Street project - traffic switch
- more information - R2P Alliance.
Port Wakefield Road Resurfacing Works (10 March to early-May 2020)
Essential resurfacing works to eight sections of Port Wakefield Road, between Port Wakefield and Two Wells are being undertaken, with works scheduled to commence Tuesday 10 March. All eight sections of the road are expected to be completed by early May 2020, weather permitting.
The first stage of works will commence approximately 11.5km south of Port Wakefield. This stage will surface a 1.9km section of two southbound lanes along Port Wakefield.
Works on the seven remaining sections will be staged to minimise overall impacts to road users.
Works will be undertaken day and night, seven days a week, in order to complete the project as quickly and safely as possible. Works will not be undertaken during the Easter long weekend.
During works at each section, traffic will be detoured onto the opposite carriageway, with both southbound and northbound traffic reduced to one lane in either direction adjacent the work site.
Speed restrictions will apply during works and road users are asked to use extra caution when workers are on site, follow the directions of traffic controllers, and observe traffic signage and speed restrictions when travelling through the area.
Penola Bypass (March 2020)
Works at the junction of Robe Road are now complete and the section of the Penola Southern Bypass (north of Mt Burr Road) is re-opened to traffic.
From, Tuesday 10 March, the section of the Penola Southern Bypass (south of Mt Burr Road) is closed to allow construction works on the new Penola southern interchange as part of the Penola Northern Bypass Project. Traffic is being detoured via Church street, Robe Road and the northern section of the Penola Southern Bypass to access Mt Burr Road.
The detour is in place until further notice. Road users are advised to follow detour signage and observe speed restrictions.