Road Photos & Information: South Australia
M1 A1 B1   Princes Hwy, Glen Osmond Rd, Main North Rd, Port Wakefield Road, Augusta Highway & Eyre Highway (M1 / A1 / B1) - Port Augusta to Kimba

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General Information:

Highway 1 runs right around Australia, however with the introduction of alphanumeric routes, highway 1 takes on all different identifications depending on its importance and road design.

In South Australia, it's numbered with several designations:

Named after Edward John Eyre the Eyre Highway is a highway linking Western Australia and South Australia. It forms part of Highway 1 and the Australian National Highway network linking Perth and Adelaide. It is the only sealed road that crosses the SA/WA border.

Access to the spectacular coastline of Great Australian Bight is just a short detour south of the highway in many places. Towns and localites along this section of Highway 1 include Border Village, Nullarbor, Yalata, Nundroo, Penong, Ceduna and Port Augusta.

History:

Eyre Highway (A1):

Kimba to Port Augusta   Port Augusta to Kimba
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Services Sign:
Services sign on the outskirts of Kimba. September 2009.

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  Welcome To Port Augusta:
Northbound sign annoucing Port Augusta, December 2007.

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Tourism Sign:
Sign on the outskirts of Kimba, indicating local attractions. September 2009.

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  Road Trains Warning Sign:
A very understated warning sign for road trains entering at Port Augusta, December 2007.

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Entering Kimba:
Eyre Highway as it enters the town of Kimba. September 2009.

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Caption, Date.

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AD Sign:
Advance directional sign near the Martin Tce intersection in Kimba. The sign is actually for the South Tce / Cowell Rd junction, which is the next street over from Martin Tce. June 2007.

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  Services Sign:
Services sign approaching Carlton Parade Port Augusta. November 2016. Click here for a photo of this location from December 2007.

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South Terrace / Cowell Road Intersection:
Corner of Railway Tce (Eyre Hwy), South Tce and Cowell Road at Kimba. June 2007.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Flinders Tce in Port Augusta, with old route shields. It indicates that NH87 and ALT-NR1 are just ahead, in fact the former NH87 (now A87) is 3 km away and the former ALT-NR1 (now B100) is over 20 km away from this point, June 2007.

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ID Sign:
Intersection directional sign on the corner of Cowell Road and South Terrace. June 2007.

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  Old NR1 Trailblazer:
Unsure of the history here, but this trailblazer is southbound on Flinders Terrace Port Augusta approaching the current alignment on Highway 1, however the arrow is at odds with the alignment. December 2007.

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Distance Sign:
RD sign on the Eyre Hwy as you leave Kimba. September 2009.

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Caption, Date.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on the Eyre Highway for Dickens Street at Iron Knob. June 2007.

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  Crossing The Spencer Gulf:
Heading over the Spencer Gulf on Port Augusta Bridge in Port Augusta. December 2007.

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Distance Sign:
RD sign with remnant NH1 shield as you leave Iron Knob. June 2007.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
Corner of Burgoyne St and Waroona Rd in Port Augusta, December 2007.

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AD Sign:
Advance directional sign on the Eyre Highway approaching the junction with Lincoln Highway (B100) at Lincoln Gap, 26 km west of Port Augusta. June 2007.

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  Diagrammatic AD Sign:
Aprroaching A87, Stuart Highway, Port Augusta
. September 2009.

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Approaching Lincoln Hwy:
Eyre Highway as it approaches the junction with Lincoln Highway (B100 (former ALT-NR1)) at Lincoln Gap, west of Port Augusta. September 2009.

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  AD Sign:
Aprroaching A87, Stuart Highway, Port Augusta
. September 2009.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Eyre Hwy at Lincoln Gap, approaching Lincoln Hwy (B100). September 2009.

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  Stuart Highway Intersection:
Looking outbound at Port Augusta where the Eyre Highway and Stuart Highway meet. November 2016. Click here for a photo of this location by Paul Rands from September 2009. Click here for a photo of this location by Kate Pilling from August 2008.

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Distance Sign:
Reassurance directional sign after the Lincoln Hwy junction at Lincoln Gap. September 2009.

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  Distance Sign:
RD sign as you head outbound at Port Augusta west along the Eyre Hwy,
September 2009.

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Tourism Sign:
Flinders Range tourism sign between Lincoln Gap and Port Augusta West. September 2009.

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  Supplemental Directional Sign:
Sign detailing 2 route options to access the town of Ceduna, approaching the Lincoln Hwy (B100) / Eyre Hwy (A1) junction at Lincoln Gap. September 2009. Click here for a photo from June 2007 by Darrin Smith of the previous sign at this location.

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Services Sign:
Services sign on Eyre Hwy at Port Augusta West. September 2009.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
Approaching the Lincoln Hwy (B100) / Eyre Hwy (A1) junction at Lincoln Gap, September 2009. Click here for an image of the old sign that was here in June 2007, by Darrin Smith.

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Tourist Attraction Sign:
Tourist orientated sign listing the local attractions, Port Augusta West. September 2009.

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  Lincoln / Eyre Hwy Intersection:
Corner of the Lincoln Hwy and Eyre Hwy at Lincoln Gap,
September 2009.

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Welcome to Port Augusta:
Eyre Hwy as it enters Port Augusta West. September 2009.

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  Distance Sign:
RD sign on the Eyre Hwy after the Lincoln Hwy intersection, September 2009. Click here for an image of the old sign that was here in June 2007, by Darrin Smith

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Eyre Hwy approaching the Stuart Hwy (A87) at Port Augusta West. September 2009.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on the Eyre Highway for Dickens Street at Iron Knob. June 2007.

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Stuart Highway Junction:
Corner of Eyre Hwy & Stuart Hwy at Port Augusta West. September 2009.

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Intersection Directional Sign Assembly:
ID signs facing Dickens Street traffic in Iron Knob, June 2007. Note the old NH1 shields.

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Old NH1 Shielded Sign:
Distance sign at Port Augusta West, November 2016. Click here for a photo of this location by Paul Rands from September 2009.

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  Distance Sign:
RD sign with on NH1 shield as you leave Iron Knob. June 2007.

Image © Darrin Smith

Traffic Signal Warning Flashers:
Warning signals near Stokes Terrace for the traffic lights at the Caroona Road & Burgoyne Street junction at Port Augusta West. November 2016.

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  Entering Kimba:
Westbound entering the town of Kimba. December 2007.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign for the Caroona Road & Burgoyne Street junction at Port Augusta West. November 2016. Click here for a photo of this location by Paul Rands from September 2009. Click here for a photo of this location by Kate Pilling from August 2008.

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  Kimba:
Looking towards town at Kimba, December 2007.

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Crossing Spencer Gulf:
Eyre Highway as it crossses the Spencer Gulf at Port Augusta West. September 2009.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
Westbound approaching Kimba Terrace, Kimba. December 2007.

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Crossing Spencer Gulf:
Eyre Highway as it crossses the Spencer Gulf via Port Augusta Bridge, at Port Augusta West. September 2009.

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  Halfway Point:
Kimba is the halfway point between the east and west coasts of Australia, December 2007.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Port Augusta approaching Mackay Street. September 2009.

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  Approaching South Tce:
Westbound advance directional sign for the South Terrace intersection at Kimba, June 2007.

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Traffic Signal Warning Flashers:
Warning signals for the traffic lights at the Carlton Parade junction at Port Augusta. September 2009.

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  South Terrace Intersection:
ID sign assembly at the intersection with South Terrace, Eyre Hwy turns right here towards the town centre. December 2007.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Port Augusta approaching Carlton Parade. September 2009.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
Sign assembly on South Terrace, Kimba. Eyre Hwy turns left here, December 2007.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Port Augusta approaching Fulham Rd and Howard St. September 2009.

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  Distance Sign:
RD as you head westbound at Kimba, June 2007.

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Road Narrows:
Victoria Parade (A1) at Port Augusta as it makes its way over the railway line. September 2009.

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Bird Lake:
A1 as it passes Bird Lake at Port Augusta. September 2009.

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Click here for the continuation A1 between Kimba & Poochera
Click here for the continuation of A1 between Crystal Brook & Port Augusta

1 History Trust of South Australia
2 Australian Government's Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government

Last updated: 29-Apr-2019 11:26

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