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  Sturt Highway & Main North Road (A20) - SA-Vic Border to Barmera

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The Sturt Highway and Main North Road are major routes connecting New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. The highway connects the Hume Highway (A31) in NSW with the Newell Hwy (A39) and other major routes of South Western NSW. The route also connects with the Calder Highway (A79) in Victoria. In South Australia the route connects with the Barrier Hwy (A32) and other signficant routes within Adelaide's metropolitan area.

The highway itself varies from 2-lane rural highway in the less populated areas to multilaned main road in some of the larger towns along the route to freeway standard and 6-lane arterial road standard in Adelaide.

The route receives Auslink funding from the Federal Government, recognizing its importance as a major Australian highway for freight and travel.

The Sturt Highway is named after Charles Sturt, who explored south western New South Wales, the Murrumbidgee and Murray Rivers and also parts of central Australia in the 1800s.

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Click here for the former alignment through Berri (now B201)

SA-Vic Border to Barmera   Barmera to SA-Vic Border
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SA Welcome Sign:
Crossing from Victoria into SA, westbound. November 2016. Click here for a photo of this location by Paul Rands from December 2007.

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  Distance Sign:
Northbound RD sign after the Sturt Hwy / Old Sturt Hwy intersection at Lyrup. December 2007.

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Quarantine Restrictions Sign:
Westbound sign detailing prohibited / restricted items as you get closer to the quarantine inspection station at Yamba, Deceember 2007.

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  Approaching Lyrup Road:
AD sign assembly near Lyrup Rd in Lyrup. December 2007.

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Distance Sign:
Westbound RD sign at Yamba. December 2007.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
RD sign on Renmark Av approaching the right turn that NH-A20 follows to bypass the CBD. December 2007.

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Welcome Sign:
Sign at Yamba welcoming motorists to the Riverland Wine Region, December 2007.

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  Cnr Renmark Av & 18th St:
Lookin northeast at Renmark as the Sturt Hwy turns right to head to Victoria. December 2007.

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Quarantine Station Ahead Sign:
Westbound at Yamba, 5 km from the quarantine inspection station, December 2007.

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Quarantine Station Ahead Sign:
Westbound at Yamba, 5 km from the quarantine inspection station, December 2007.

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Warning Sign:
Westbound sign warning motorists to prepare to stop at the quarantine station at Yamba, December 2007.

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Approaching the Quarantine Station:
Westbound as you approach the quarantine inspection station at Yamba, all vehicles must stop for inspection, December 2007.

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Approaching the Quarantine Station:
Westbound as you approach the quarantine inspection station at Yamba, all vehicles must stop for inspection, December 2007. The station is split for cars and larger vehicles.

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Riverland Welcome Sign:
Westbound at Yamba after the fruit fly inspection station, December 2007. It was built when Adelaide had the rights to the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix.

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Black Distance Sign:
Old black (but with current route shield) distance sign indicating distances to Adelaide. Westbound at Mundi Creek approaching Loxton Main Road. December 2007.

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Approaching Loxton Main Road:
Westbound at Mundi Ck, December 2007.

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Distance Sign:
RD sign after Loxton Main Road at Mundi Creek. December 2007.

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Entering Paringa:
Westbound as you drive into the town of Paringa, December 2007.

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Advance Directional Sign:
Sign assembly featuring old style SA stack sign setup, including and old black sign at Paringa. December 2007.

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Tourist Sign:
Westbound tourist sign for the Paringa Bridge over the River Murray, at Paringa. The bridge opened in 1927. December 2007 near Murtho Road.

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Black Distance Sign:
Westbound black RD sign at Paringa near the Murtho Road intersection. The route shield is an updated one when the alphanumeric route numbers were introduced into SA in 1998. December 2007.

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Approaching Paringa Bridge:
Westbound at Paringa as you approach the River Murray, December 2007.

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Approaching Paringa Bridge:
Westbound at Paringa as you approach the River Murray, December 2007.

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Paringa Bridge:
Crossing the Paringa Bridge (westbound). December 2007.

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Entering Renmark:
Westbound as you enter Renmark, December 2007. The name Renmark refers to an Aboriginal word meaning "Red Mud".

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Black Directional Sign:
AD sign assembly approaching Renmark Av, Renmark, December 2007.

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Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign facing westbound traffic at Renmark Av, Renmark, December 2007.

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Black ID Sign:
Black intersection directional sign facing Renmark Av traffic, December 2007.

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Distance Sign:
Traveling southwest on Renmark Av in South Renmark, December 2007.

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Black AD signs:
Old black advance directional sign assembly as you approach Lyrup Rd in Lyrup, December 2007.

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Distance Sign:
RD sign located after the Lyrup Road intersection. December 2007.

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Distance Sign:
Westbound RD sign at Lyrup, December 2007.

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Advance Directional Sign:
Westbound approaching Old Sturt Hwy (B201) at Berri. December 2007.

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Sturt Hwy / Old Sturt Hwy Intersection:
Looking southwest at Berri, December 2007.

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Entering Barmera:
Westbound at Barmera, after the Old Sturt Hwy intersection. December 2007.

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Distance Sign:
RD as you head into Barmera, December 2007.

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Approaching Anderson Street:
Advance directional sign for Anderson St Barmera, December 2007.

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Black ID Sign:
Westbound black intersection directional sign on the corner of Anderson St (TD29) and Sturt Hwy (NH-A20) in Barmera. December 2007.

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Distance Sign:
Westbound distance sign after Anderson St Barmera, December 2007.

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Distance Sign:
RD as you leave Barmera, December 2007.

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Click here for the continuation of A20 between Barmera and Nuriootpa
Click here for the continuation of NH-A20 in Victoria

1Australian Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government
2SA Department of Transport, Energy and Infrastructure

Last updated: 05-Nov-2018 21:18

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