Lincoln Highway (Australia)
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|Length||327 km (203 mi)|
|Alternate National Route 1|
|NE end||Eyre Highway, 26km west of Port Augusta, South Australia|
|SW end||Flinders Highway, Port Lincoln, South Australia|
|Major settlements||Whyalla, Cowell, Arno Bay, Tumby Bay|
Sealed with bitumen, it has many straight stretches with few steep inclines or declines, and for the most part has a 110 kph speed limit. The highway runs along the eastern coast of the Eyre Peninsula but just so far inland as to allow only glimpses of the Gulf in certain places.
In general, after leaving Port Augusta the highway passes through hot and arid saltbush-covered and scrub terrain. It soon passes through the largest and most significant town along the route, which is the steel city of Whyalla. Continuing southwest it connects with such coastal towns as Cowell, Port Neill and Arno Bay which have good fishing spots. The terrain here is interspersed with broad-acre grain cropping in suitable localities, and the scenery gets greener the more it heads southwest towards Port Lincoln.