Road Photos & Information: South Australia
A20   Sturt Highway & Main North Road (A20) - Barmera To Nuriootpa

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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.

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, recognising 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.

History:

Barmera to Nuriootpa   Nuriootpa to Barmera
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Approaching Coats Road / Joyce Street:
Westbound at Cobdogla. December 2007.

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  Distance Sign:
RD sign after the Murray St junction at Nuriootpa. December 2007.

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Distance Sign:
Westbound as you leave Cobdogla, December 2007.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
RD sign after the Murray St junction at Nuriootpa. October 2012.

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Black Directional Sign:
Black AD sign assembly approaching Loxton Rd, Kingston-On-Murray. December 2007.

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AD Sign:
Advance directional sign approaching Petersen Road in Kingston-On-Murray, December 2007.

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Distance Sign:
Westbound leaving Kingston-On-Murray, December 2007.

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holmes Rd Approach:
Westbound approaching Holmes Road at Kingston-On-Murray. December 2007.

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Approaching Ian Oliver Drive:
Westbound near the Waikerie Bypass near Ian Oliver Dr, December 2007.

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Approaching Ian Oliver Drive:
AD sign for Ian Oliver Drive, the old Sturt Hwy alignment at Waikerie, December 2007.

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Approaching blanchetown Rd:
Westbound at Waikerie on the bypass as you approach Blanchetown Road, part of the former Sturt Hwy alignment, December 2007.

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Distance Sign:
Westbound RD sign as you leave Waikerie, December 2007.

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Stockyard Flat:
Westbound at Stockyard Flat, as you approach an unnamed gravel road which travels to Morgan, December 2007.

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Services Sign:
Sign listing available services in Blanchetown as you approach the town, December 2007.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign for Swan Reach Road at Blanchetown. December 2007.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign for Swan Reach Road at Blanchetown. December 2007.

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Services Sign:
Westbound services sign approaching Truro. December 2007.

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Entering Truro:
Westbound as you drive into Truro, December 2007.

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Truro:
Westbound through the town of Truro. December 2007.

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AD Sign:
Approaching Truro-Eudunda Road, Truro, December 2007.

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Distance Sign:
RD sign on the hill west of Truro, October 2012.

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Ebenezer Road Approach:
Heading southwest at Stockwell. December 2007.

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Distance Sign:
Heading southwest at Stockwell, October 2012.

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Distance Sign:
Heading southwest at Nuriootpa, December 2007.

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Approaching Murray Street:
Advance directional sign approaching B19 - the Barossa Valley Way (Murray St) at Nuriootpa, December 2007. Click here for a photo of the old AD sign, taken Octover 2004 by Darrin Smith.

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Supplemental AD Sign:
Supplemental advance directional sign as you approach Murray St Nuriootpa, December 2007.

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Murray St Intersection:
Looking southwest at the corner of Sturt Hwy and Murray St in Nuriootpa, December 2007.

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ID Sign:
Intersection directional sign facing Murray St traffic at Nuriootpa, December 2007.

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Distance Sign:
RD sign on the Nuriootpa Bypass, December 2007.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign for the Peramangk Road intersection, looking southwest at Nuriootpa. December 2007.

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Greenock Road Overpass:
The Sturt Hwy as it passes under Greenock Rd in Greenock, December 2007.

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AD Sign:
Advance directional sign approaching Adelaide and Seppeltsfield Roads at Greenock, December 2007.

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Distance Sign:
RD sign after the intersection with Seppeltsfield and Adelaide Roads in Greenock, December 2007.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign for the Ahrens Road intersection, at She Oak Log. December 2007.

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Distance Sign:
RD sign located after the intersection with Ahrens Rd at She Oak, December 2007.

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Click here for the continuation of A20 between Nuriootpa and Gepps Cross / Adelaide
Click here for the continuation of A20 between Bamera and SA-Vic Border

1 Location SA Map Viewer
2 SA Memory, The river as a highway: Crossing the Murray
3 Peter Morris, Australian Minister for Transport, Press Release, $18 Million Gawler Bypass Gets Go Ahead, 9 May 1984
4 Australian Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government
5 Government of South Australia, Department of Transport, Energy & Infrastructure, The Sturt Highway Upgrade Gawler to Nuriootpa, Proejct Update, January 2007
6 Government of South Australia, Department of Planning, Transport & Infrastructure, Road Projects, Sturt Highway Upgrade
7 Government of South Australia, Department of Planning, Transport & Infrastructure, News, New roadside facilities for truck drivers, 29 Nov 2013
8 Government of South Australia, Department of Planning, Transport & Infrastructure, News, Works on Sturt Hwy, 10 Dec 2014
9 Government of South Australia, Department of Planning, Transport & Infrastructure, News, Sturt Hwy safety improvement, 19 Jan 2015
10 Government of South Australia, Department of Planning, Transport & Infrastructure, News, Sturt Highway safer as point-to-point safety cameras switched on
11 Government of South Australia, Department of Planning, Transport & Infrastructure, Community Update, Regional Bridges Upgrade Project, Sturt Highway Bridges, Commencement of Works, 20 Dec 2018
12 Government of South Australia, Department of Planning, Transport & Infrastructure, News, Speed limit change on Sturt Highway at Blanchetown, 03 Feb 2017

Last updated: 05 Oct 2019 11:52

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