Joy Baluch AM Bridge Duplication

Early works notification – site investigations

As part of The Joy Baluch AM Bridge Duplication Project, The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) advises that day and night site investigation works will be undertaken in various locations on the eastern and western sides and surrounds of the Joy Baluch AM Bridge.

Timing of works:

Intermittent works will commence in mid-December 2018 and continue until late January 2019.

It is anticipated that activities which will have impact on traffic flow will occur at night between the hours of 7:00pm and 6:00am. However, there will be some day works (predominantly off the road) that will be undertaken between 7:00am and 6:00pm.

Investigation activities:

Works undertaken will include:

  • Locating existing services
  • Geotechnical and pavement investigations
  • Noise assessments
  • Flora and fauna assessments
  • Non-Aboriginal and Aboriginal Heritage surveys

What to expect:

Temporary and minor traffic restrictions may apply in the vicinity of the works at times. Signage will be in place to alert road users to any changes to traffic conditions.

During the works you may notice the increased presence of machinery as well as ground personnel. Some minor noise disturbance can be expected at times.

Works will be managed to minimise disruption to all road users and the local community. Advance notification will be given, should any properties be directly impacted by these works.

Information and contact details:

To register for project updates or to find more information, visit

The Joy Baluch AM Bridge Project Team
Phone: 1300 794 880

Feedback from the Community Information Sessions

The project team held two Community Information Sessions on 10 and 11 April 2019, at the Port Augusta Central Oval Sporting Complex. In total 285 people attended the sessions. To read all the feedback, please visit the DPTI website.