Joy Baluch AM Bridge Duplication

PW2PA Alliance website and community app are now live

Visit the website to find out the latest news and information about the Port Wakefield Overpass and Highway Duplication Project, and the Joy Baluch AM Bridge Duplication Project in Port Augusta.

The community app is available at no cost by downloading Site Podium from the App Store or Google Play Store to your smart phone or tablet. It provides easy access to real time project updates, news stories and advance notice of traffic restrictions for motorist travelling in the region.

You can use the website or community app to make enquiries and provide feedback about the projects.

Check out the PW2PA website and/or download the community app today.

PW2PA Alliance

September 2020 Update

As part of the project, a small site compound will be established adjacent to the Augusta Highway on the western side of the bridge. Pedestrian access from the Westside Foreshore to the Augusta Highway will not be available while the new bridge is being constructed.

Timing of works:

Works are expected to commence in mid-September 2020 and the site compound will remain in place until the completion of the project in late 2022.


Establishing a small site compound on the western side of the bridge.

Major construction of the Joy Baluch AM Bridge Duplication is scheduled to commence later this year. Further notifications will be provided as works progress.

What to expect:

Pedestrian access will be available via Mellor Street and Burgoyne Street, and signage will be in place to alert pedestrians to the change in conditions (see PDF for map).

View the PDF Notification and Map

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Statment from PW2PA Alliance

The PW2PA Alliance (CPB Contractors Pty Ltd, Aurecon Pty Ltd and GHD Pty Ltd, and DPTI) have been awarded the contract to design and construct the Joy Baluch AM Bridge Duplication and Port Wakefield Overpass and Highway Duplication projects. Since project award, the Alliance has been busy establishing project systems and continuing design work.

You can provide your contact details to PW2PA so you can make project enquiries, register for project updates, provide feedback and bring to their attention any issues you would like to discuss with project team members,  about either the Joy Baluch AM Bridge Duplication or Port Wakefield Overpass and Highway Duplication projects.

From Monday 4 May, 2020 you can contact the PW2PA Alliance by the following methods:

Call – 1300 161 407
Email –

What’s happening next?

A dedicated PW2PA website is being created to provide up-to-date information on the design, construction activities and the progress of works for both projects. If you wish to receive project updates and haven’t already registered your interest in doing so, please send an email with your contact details to: advising which project you wish to receive updates about, or register your interest in both projects.

An App which you can download on your phone or other device will also be made available at the app stores from late May / early June 2020. If you have registered to receive project updates, you will be automatically notified when the App is available for you to download

Major construction works for both projects is expected to commence in late 2020 and be completed in 2022.

Kind regards
Community and Stakeholder Relations Team, PW2PA Alliance

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.