Road Photos & Information: South Australia
A20   Sturt Highway & Main North Road (A20) - SA-Vic Border to Barmera

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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:

Click here for the former alignment through Berri (B201)

SA-Vic Border to Barmera   Barmera to SA-Vic Border
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SA Welcome Sign:
Crossing from Victoria into SA, westbound. November 2016. Click here for a photo of this location by Paul Rands from December 2007.

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  NEW Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Monash approaching Goyder Hwy (B64), December 2003. Note the remnant NR64 shield.

Image © Michael Greenslade

Quarantine Restrictions Sign:
Westbound sign detailing prohibited / restricted items as you get closer to the quarantine inspection station at Yamba, December 2007.

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  Black Distance Sign:
Black reassurance directional sign at Monash, 2004.

Image © Jamie Scuglia

UPDATED Distance Sign:
Westbound RD sign at Yamba. December 2003. Click here for a photo of this location by Paul Rands from December 2007.

Image © Michael Greenslade

  NEW Entering Monash:
Sturt Hwy (A20) as it enters the town of Monash, December 2003.

Image © Michael Greenslade

Welcome Sign:
Sign at Yamba welcoming motorists to the Riverland Wine Region, December 2007.

Image © Paul Rands

  NEW Maddison Road & Webber Road:
Corner of Sturt Hwy (A20), Maddison Rd and Webber Rd at Monash, December 2003.

Image © Michael Greenslade

Quarantine Station Ahead Sign:
Westbound at Yamba, 5 km from the quarantine inspection station, December 2007.

Image © Paul Rands

  Distance Sign:
Northbound RD sign after the Sturt Hwy / Old Sturt Hwy intersection at Lyrup. December 2007.

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Quarantine Station Ahead Sign:
Westbound at Yamba, 5 km from the quarantine inspection station, December 2007.

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  Approaching Lyrup Road:
AD sign assembly near Lyrup Rd in Monash. December 2007.

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Warning Sign:
Westbound sign warning motorists to prepare to stop at the quarantine station at Yamba, December 2007.

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  UPDATED Advance Directional Sign:
RD sign on Renmark Av approaching Eighteenth St and the right turn that A20 follows to bypass the Renmark CBD. December 2007. Click here for a photo of this location by Michael Greenslade from December 2003.

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NEW Black Kilometre Plate:
Black kilometre plate just before the quarantine station at Yamba, December 2003.

Image © Michael Greenslade

    Cnr Renmark Av & 18th St:
Looking northeast at Renmark as the Sturt Hwy turns right to head to Victoria. December 2007.

Image © Paul Rands

Approaching the Quarantine Station:
Westbound as you approach the quarantine inspection station at Yamba, all vehicles must stop for inspection, December 2007.

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  NEW Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Paringa approaching Murtho Rd, December 2003.

Image © Michael Greenslade

Approaching the Quarantine Station:
Westbound as you approach the quarantine inspection station at Yamba, all vehicles must stop for inspection, December 2007. The station is split for cars and larger vehicles.

Image © Paul Rands

  NEW Approaching Paringa Bridge:
Signage approaching Paringa Bridge over the River Murray at Paringa, December 2003.

Image © Michael Greenslade

Riverland Welcome Sign:
Westbound at Yamba after the fruit fly inspection station, December 2007. It was built when Adelaide had the rights to the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix.

Image © Paul Rands

    Narrow Bridge Warning Sign:
Special narrow bridge sign approaching Paringa Bridge over the River Murray at Renmark, July 2019.

Image © Ben Winkler

Black Distance Sign:
Old black (but with current route shield) distance sign indicating distances to Adelaide. Westbound at Mundi Creek approaching Loxton Main Road. 2004.

Image © Jamie Scgulia

    Reassurance Directional Sin:
Distance sign at Paringa, July 2019.

Image © Ben Winkler

Approaching Loxton Main Road:
Westbound at Mundic Ck, December 2007.

Image © Paul Rands

    Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Wonurra approaching Stanitzki Rd, July 2019.

Image © Ben Winkler

Distance Sign:
RD sign after Loxton Main Road at Mundic Creek. December 2007.

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    Stanitzki Road:
Corner of Sturt Hwy (A20) and Stanitzki Rd at Wonurra, July 2019.

Image © Ben Winkler

Services Sign:
Services sign at Mundic Creek. November 2016.

Image © Paul Rands

    Reassurance Directional Sin:
Distance sign at Wonurra, July 2019.

Image © Ben Winkler

Entering Paringa:
Westbound as you drive into the town of Paringa, December 2007.

Image © Paul Rands

    Riverland Welcome Sign:
Welcome sign that was built when Adelaide had the rights to the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix, July 2019.

Image © Ben Winkler

Advance Directional Sign:
Sign assembly featuring old style SA stack sign setup, including and old black sign at Paringa. December 2007.

Image © Paul Rands

    NEW SA/Vic Border:
Stuart Hwy (A20) as it crosses into Victoria, December 2003.

Image © Michael Greenslade

Tourist Sign:
Westbound tourist sign for the Paringa Bridge over the River Murray, at Paringa. The bridge opened in 1927. December 2007 near Murtho Road.

Image © Paul Rands

     
Black Distance Sign:
Westbound black RD sign at Paringa near the Murtho Road intersection. The route shield is an updated one when the alphanumeric route numbers were introduced into SA in 1998. December 2007.

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Approaching Paringa Bridge:
Westbound at Paringa as you approach the River Murray, December 2007.

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Approaching Paringa Bridge:
Westbound at Paringa as you approach the River Murray, December 2007.

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Paringa Bridge:
Crossing the Paringa Bridge (westbound). December 2007.

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Entering Renmark:
Westbound as you enter Renmark, December 2007. The name Renmark refers to an Aboriginal word meaning "Red Mud".

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Black Directional Sign:
AD sign assembly approaching Renmark Av, Renmark, December 2007.

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UPDATED Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign facing westbound traffic at Renmark Av, Renmark, December 2003. Click here for a photo of this location by Paul Rands from December 2007.

Image © Michael Greenslade

     
Black ID Sign:
Black intersection directional sign facing Renmark Av traffic, December 2007.

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Distance Sign:
Traveling southwest on Renmark Av in South Renmark, December 2007.

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Black AD signs:
Old black advance directional sign assembly as you approach Lyrup Rd in Monash, December 2007.

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Distance Sign:
RD sign located after the Lyrup Road intersection at Monash. December 2007.

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Distance Sign:
Westbound RD sign at Monash, December 2007.

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Advance Directional Sign:
Westbound approaching Old Sturt Hwy (B201) at Monash. December 2007.

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Sturt Hwy / Old Sturt Hwy Intersection:
Looking southwest at Monash, December 2007.

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Distance Sign:
RD sign at Monash, November 2016.

Image © Paul Rands

     
Goyder Highway :
Corner of Stuart Hwy (A20) and Goyder Hwy (B64) at Monash, November 2016.

Image © Paul Rands

     
Entering Barmera:
Westbound at Barmera, after the Old Sturt Hwy intersection. December 2007.

Image © Paul Rands

     
Distance Sign:
RD sign as you head into Barmera, December 2007.

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Approaching Anderson Street:
Advance directional sign for Anderson St Barmera, December 2007.

Image © Paul Rands

     
Black ID Sign:
Westbound black intersection directional sign on the corner of Anderson St (TD29) and Sturt Hwy (A20) in Barmera. December 2007.

Image © Paul Rands

     
Distance Sign:
Westbound distance sign after Anderson St Barmera, December 2007.

Image © Paul Rands

     
Distance Sign:
RD as you leave Barmera, December 2007.

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Click here for the continuation of A20 between Barmera and Nuriootpa
Click here for the continuation of A20 in Victoria

1 Location SA Map Viewer
2 SA Memory, The river as a highway: Crossing the Murray
3 Australian Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government
4 Government of South Australia, Department of Transport, Energy & Infrastructure, The Sturt Highway Upgrade Gawler to Nuriootpa, Proejct Update, January 2007
5 Government of South Australia, Department of Planning, Transport & Infrastructure, News, New roadside facilities for truck drivers, 29 Nov 2013
6 Government of South Australia, Department of Planning, Transport & Infrastructure, Community Update, Regional Bridges Upgrade Project, Sturt Highway Bridges, Commencement of Works, 20 Dec 2018

Last updated: 01-Dec-2020 11:42

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