Joy Baluch AM Bridge Duplication

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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

Community Notice – January 2021

Marine Piling

As part of the Joy Baluch AM Bridge Duplication Project, the Port Wakefield to Port Augusta (PW2PA) Alliance
advises that marine piling will soon commence for the new bridge.

Timing of works:

Piling for the duplicated bridge is expected to commence on Monday, 11 January 2021, and will be
completed by mid 2021, weather permitting. Unless otherwise advised, works will be undertaken as follows:

  • Monday to Saturday, 7am to 7pm.
  • Sunday, 9am to 5pm.


A 450 tonne and two 250 tonne crawler cranes with a driving impact hammer will be used to drive 75 piles for
the new bridge.

What to expect:

Specialist marine equipment will drive the piles up to a depth of approximately 30 metres into the seabed by
applying blows from a heavy hammer attached to a crane.

Some noise and vibration disturbance can be expected at times while these works are completed, however
the works will be managed to minimise disruption to nearby businesses and residents as much as practically

Noise and vibration monitoring will be undertaken during these works.

Please refer to the following fact sheets for additional information:

  • Managing Construction Impacts – Environmental Management; and
  • Managing Construction Impacts – Marine Fauna.

Download the PDF Notification

Community Notice – December 2020

PW2PA Construction Vehicles Route Notification

As part of the project, heavy vehicles delivering construction materials to the Eastside Foreshore will access the works area via Flinders Terrace, Stuart Terrace and Tassie Street.

The heavy vehicle route, for delivering construction materials to site, will be in operation until completion of the project at the end of 2022.

Access to the site will be from 7am and 7pm, Monday to Saturday, unless otherwise advised.


Transporting materials for construction of the Joy Baluch AM Bridge Duplication Project.

What to expect:

Increased heavy vehicle movement on Flinders Terrace, Stuart Terrace and Tassie Street (see map overleaf).

Access to residential and business properties will be maintained at all times.

Download 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 –

Project 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.