Road Photos & Information: South Australia
A8   Dukes Highway (A8) - Coonalpyn to Keith

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Route Numbering:

General Information:

The Dukes Highway forms part of the main route between Adelaide and Melbourne, and is funded under the Federal Government's Auslink road funding scheme. 2

The Dukes Highway is heavily trafficked by more than 2000 vehicles daily. Around 45 per cent of vehicles are commercial and articulated vehicles. 3

The route is mostly undivided single carriageway with 1 lane in each direction, except for some overtaking lanes.

History:

Preview: Description:
tn_200909_01_culburra.jpg Entering Culburra:
Dukes Hwy as it enters the village of Culburra, October 2009.

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tn_200909_02_culburra.jpg Culburra:
Dukes Hwy as it passes through Culburra, October 2009.

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tn_200909_03_tintinara.jpg Service Sign:
Services sign at Tintinara, October 2009.

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tn_200909_04_tintinara.jpg Diagrammatic Services Sign:
Sign showing the location of services in the town of Tintinara, October 2009.

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tn_200909_05_tintinara.jpg Entering Tintinara:
Dukes Highway as it enters the town of Tintinara, October 2009.

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tn_200909_06_tintinara_longst.jpg Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Long St in Tintinara, October 2009.

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tn_200909_07_tintinara_longst.jpg Long Street Intersection:
Corner of Dukes Hwy and Long St, Tintinara, October 2009.

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tn_200909_08_tintinara_hellingtce_fullwoodav.jpg Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign in Tintinara approaching Helling Tce and Fullwood Av, October 2009.

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tn_200909_09_tintinara_hellingtce_fullwoodav.jpg Helling Terrace and Fullwood Avenue Intersection:
Dukes Hwy at the juction with Helling Tce and Fullwood Av in Tintinara, October 2009.

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tn_200909_10_tintinara.jpg Distance Sign:
RD sign as you leave the town of Tintinara, October 2009.

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tn_200909_11_tintinara.jpg No Overtaking Next 3km:
Signage indicating that there is no overtaking for the next 3km, at a somewhat curvy section of the Dukes Highway near Tintinara, October 2009.

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tn_200909_12_tintinara.jpg Approaching Heavy Vehicle Checking Station:
Sign indicating distance to the Heavy Vehicle Checking Station near Tintinara, October 2009.

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tn_200909_13_tintinara.jpg Traffic Cameras:
Gantry with traffic cameras used to monitor heavy vehicles, similar to the Safe-T-Cam system used in NSW. Tintinara, October 2009.

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tn_200909_14_tintinara.jpg Heavy Vehicle Checking Station:
The heavy vehicle checking station, southeast of Tintinara, October 2009.

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tn_200909_15_keith.jpg Services Sign:
Services sign at Keith, October 2009.

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tn_200909_16_keith.jpg Entering Keith:
Council sign as you enter the outskirts of Keith, October 2009.

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tn_200909_17_keith_riddochhwy_a66.jpg Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Riddoch Hwy (A66) at Keith, October 2009.

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tn_200909_18_keith_riddochhwy_a66.jpg Riddoch Highway Intersection:
Corner of Dukes Hwy (A8) and Riddoch Hwy (A66) at Keith, October 2009.

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tn_200909_19_keith.jpg Distance Sign:
RD sign after the Riddoch Hwy intersection in Keith, October 2009.

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tn_200909_20_keith.jpg Entering Keith Town Centre:
Entering the urban area of Keith, October 2009.

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tn_200909_21_keith_emuflatrd.jpg Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign for the junction with Emu Flat Road in Keith, October 2009.

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tn_200909_22_keith_emuflatrd.jpg Emu Flat Road Intersection:
Corner of Dukes Hwy and Emu Flat Rd, Keith, October 2009.

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tn_200909_23_keith_makinst.jpg Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching the intersection with Makin Street in Keith, October 2009.

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tn_200909_24_keith_makinst.jpg Makin Street Junction:
Intersection with Makin St in Keith, October 2009.

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tn_200909_25_keith_makinst.jpg Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign facing traffic from Makin Street, Keith, October 2009.

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tn_200909_26_keith.jpg Distance Sign:
RD sign as you leave the town of Keith, October 2009.

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Click here for the continuation of A8 between Keith and the Victorian Border
Click here for the continuation of A8 between Coonalpyn and Tailem Bend

1 Transport SA State Route Numbers Map, May 2003
2 South Australian Public Works Committee, Dukes Highway Rehabilatation Bordertown to the Victorian Border report
3 Transport SA News & Media Releases, Stage 2 of $15 Million Dukes Highway upgrade to start, 25 August 2005
4  Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Projects, Dukes Highway Upgrade - Roadside Hazard Mitigation, 16 October 2009
5
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Projects, Dukes Highway Upgrade - Overtaking Lane Extensions, 16 October 2009
6 Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Projects,
Dukes Highway Upgrade - Roadside Rest Areas Upgrade, 16 October 2009
7 Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Projects, Dukes Highway Upgrade - Roadside Hazard Mitigation, 16 October 2009

Last updated: 08-Feb-2019 20:00

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