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Sturt Highway Corridor Upgrade

The Australian and South Australian governments have committed $87.5 million (80:20) to upgrade the Sturt Highway, between Renmark and Gawler, as part of the Roads of Strategic Importance (ROSI) program.  An additional $202 million (80:20) has also been committed to construct a bypass of the Truro township along with a new alignment of Sturt Highway over Accommodation Hill.

Extending approximately 210km, this section of Sturt Highway passes through the townships of Nuriootpa, Truro, Blanchetown, Waikerie, Barmera, Berri and Renmark.

The upgrade will:

  • improve safety
  • improve freight efficiency
  • support regional economic growth

The upgrade will include:

  • Road rehabilitation works including shoulder sealing, resurfacing and upgraded barriers.
  • Additional overtaking lanes.
  • Improved and additional rest areas.
  • Safety enhancements at key junctions of the Sturt Highway.
  • A widened the section of Highway near the Renmark caravan park to allow for movement of larger trucks.

Project Timing

Works commenced in 2020 and are expected to be completed by 2023, weather permitting.


Current  Works

Safety Barrier works on the eastern and western approaches to Truro commenced in January 2022, and are expected to be completed in April 2022, weather permitting.

Upcoming Works

Works to upgrade the junction of Sturt Highway and Old Sturt Highway (west) will commence in mid-2022. Junction update notice.

Works to upgrade the junction of Sturt Highway and Old Sturt Highway (east) will commence in mid-2022.. Junction update notice.


Truro Bypass

The $202 million project is jointly funded (80:20) by the Australian and South Australian governments. To address safety and amenity issues raised by the Truro community, the freight industry and other stakeholders this project will construct a bypass of the Truro township along with a new alignment of Sturt Highway over Accommodation Hill.

Visit the Truro Bypass project website.

Community engagement will form an important component across the life of the projects. We look forward to connecting with you in the coming months about these exciting projects.

For further information please contact our team on 1300 794 880 or email dit.communityrelations@sa.gov.au .


Contact Us

Register for project updates

EmailDIT.communityrelations@sa.gov.au
Phone: 1300 794 880


COVID-19 Response

The Department will continue to tailor community engagement opportunities in line with the latest COVID-19 advice from health authorities.

Face-to-face engagement opportunities may be restricted and we will continue to be guided by the advice of health authorities, with the health and safety of our stakeholders always our highest priority.

Engagement with community and industry is crucial and we will facilitate information sessions as much as possible to enable face to face engagement.  It is important to assist in managing these events that you register as requested to enable physical distancing as much as possible.

The project team will provide construction updates and work notifications via social media, letterbox drops, emails and the Project website. We are also available to speak via telephone (1300 794 880).

We encourage the community to register for email updates.