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

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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:

Keith to Coonalpyn Coonalpyn to Keith
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Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign facing Makin St, Keith, December 2001.

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

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Black Reassurance DIerctional Sign:
Black distance sign at Keith, December 2001.

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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

8 Government of South Australia, Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, News, Safety improvements along Dukes Highway, 12 Sep 2011
9 Government of South Australia, Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, News, State's first 'audio lines' on Dukes Highway, 06 Dec 2011
10 Government of South Australia, Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, News, 85km of audible strips installed along Dukes, 15 Jul 2013

Last updated: 01-May-2019 11:56

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