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

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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.

Multiplexes along the route include:

History:

Victoria Border to Keith Keith to Victoria Border
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Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign at Wolseley, just after the SA-Vic Border, December 2001.

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tn_200909_01_brimbago_charlieswellrd.jpg Approaching Charlies Well Road:
AD sign approaching Charlies Well Road in Brimbago. October 2009.

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    tn_200909_02_brimbago_eckertsrd.jpg Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Eckerts Rd in Brimbago, October 2009.

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    tn_200909_03_cannawigara_bordertown-pinnaroord_b57.jpg Advanced Directional Sign:
AD sign at Cannawigara, approaching Bordertown-Pinnaroo Rd (B57), October 2009.

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    tn_200909_04_cannawigara_bordertown-pinnaroord_b57.jpg Bordertown-Pinnaroo Road Intersection:
Dukes Hwy (A8) at the junction with Bordertown-Pinnaroo Rd (B57) at Cannwigara, October 2009. The B57 duplex starts at this intersection.

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    tn_200909_05_bordertown.jpg Diagrammatic Services Sign:
Sign indicating the locations of services in the town of Bordertown, October 2009.

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    tn_200909_06_bordertown.jpg Services Sign:
Services sign on the outskirts of Bordertown, October 2009.

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    tn_200909_07_bordertown.jpg Tourist / Services Sign:
Sign indicating local attractions and services, Bordertown, October 2009.

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    tn_200909_08_bordertown_meatworksrd.jpg Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Meatworks Road, Bordertown, October 2009.

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    tn_200909_09_bordertown_meatworksrd.jpg Meatworks Road Intersection:
Corner of Dukes Hwy (A8) and Meatworks Road, Bordertown, October 2009.

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    tn_200909_10_bordertown.jpg Traffic Camera Gantry:
Heavy vehicle traffic cameras (similar to NSW Safe-T-Cam), as you enter Bordertown, October 2009.

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    tn_200909_11_bordertown.jpg Entering Bordertown Urban Area:
Speed limit change as you enter the town area of Bordertown. October 2009. Bordertown was the birthplace of former Australian Prime Mininster, Bob Hawke. 63

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    tn_200909_12_bordertown.jpg Divided Road Ahead:
Approaching the dual carriageway through Bordertown, October 2009.

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    tn_200909_13_bordertown_grigsonst.jpg Advance Directional Sign:
Service orientated AD sign approaching Grigson St, which is a local service road. October 2009.

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    tn_200909_14_bordertown_ramsaytce.jpg Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Ramsay Terrace, Bordertown, October 2009.

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    tn_200909_15_bordertown_northtce_b57.jpg Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign approaching North Terrace, Bordertown. October 2009.

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    tn_200909_16_bordertown_northtce_b57.jpg Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching North Tce (B57), Bordertown, October 2009.

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    tn_200909_17_bordertown_northtce_b57.jpg North Terrace Intersection:
Corner of Dukes Hwy (A8) and North Tce (B57) in Bordertown, October 2009. This is the end of the B57 duplex.

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    tn_200909_18_bordertown_tolmeroverpass.jpg Tolmer Overpass:
Dukes Hwy as it heads southeast over Tatiara Creek and the railway line, Bordertown, October 2009. The overpass is named after Captain Alexander Tolmer, who surveyed the area and set up the town. 12

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    tn_200909_19_bordertown_northtce_b57.jpg North Terrace Intersection:
Corner of Dukes Hwy and North Tce, Bordertown, October 2009.

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    tn_200909_20_bordertown_racecourserd.jpg Advance Directional Sign:
Very old style AD sign approaching Racecourse Rd, Bordertown, October 2009.

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    tn_200909_21_bordertown_creecoonatce.jpg Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Creecoona Tce, Bordertown, October 2009.

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    tn_200909_22_bordertown.jpg Distance Sign:
RD sign, as you leave Bordertown, October 2009.

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    tn_200909_23_wolseley_wolseleyrd.jpg Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Wolseley Rd at Woleseley, October 2009.

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    tn_200909_24_wolseley_wolseleyrd.jpg Wolseley Road Intersection:
Dukes Hwy at the junction with Wolseley Rd at Wolseley, October 2009.

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Click here for the continuation of A8 into Victoria
Click here for the continuation of A8 between Keith and Coonalpyn

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 Transport SA News & Media Releases, Stage 1 completed of $15 million Dukes Highway rehabilitation, 17 June 2005
5 Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Projects, Dukes Highway Upgrade - Roadside Hazard Mitigation, 16 October 2009
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Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Projects, Dukes Highway Upgrade - Overtaking Lane Extensions, 16 October 2009
7 Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Projects,
Dukes Highway Upgrade - Roadside Rest Areas Upgrade, 16 October 2009
8 Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Projects, Dukes Highway Upgrade - Roadside Hazard Mitigation, 16 October 2009

9 Government of South Australia, Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, News, Safety improvements along Dukes Highway, 12 Sep 2011
10 Government of South Australia, Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, News, State's first 'audio lines' on Dukes Highway, 06 Dec 2011
11 Government of South Australia, Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, News, 85km of audible strips installed along Dukes, 15 Jul 2013
12
Sydney Morning Herald, Travel, Bordertown, 8 February 2009

Last updated: 01-May-2019 12:04

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