Port Wakefield Road
|Port Wakefield Road
|Length||92 km (57 mi)|
|National Highway 1|
|North end||Princes Highway (Snowtown Road), Port Wakefield, South Australia|
|South end||Main North Road, Gepps Cross, Adelaide|
|Major settlements||Two Wells, Virginia, Cavan, Gepps Cross|
Port Wakefield Road is an important Australian highway. It connects Adelaide, the South Australian capital, to the Yorke Peninsula, Port Augusta, northern and western South Australia, the Northern Territory and Western Australia. It is designated National Highway A1 and a part of the National Highway. It is named after Port Wakefield, the first government town north of Adelaide.
Port Wakefield Road branches off of Main North Road at Gepps Cross in the northern suburbs of Adelaide. The highway is dual-carriageway until Port Wakefield and bypasses all of the small towns along its former route. The original bypass of Port Wakefield is now built up with roadhouses and other businesses, leading to calls to build a new bypass further east.
- Begins at intersection of Main North Road and Grand Junction Road , Gepps Cross, as
- Cavan Road , Dry Creek
- Montague Road, Cavan
- Salisbury Highway , Mawson Lakes. Changes to
- Bolivar Road / Kings Road , Paralowie
- Waterloo Corner Road, Waterloo Corner
- Northern Expressway : Waterloo Corner
- Port Wakefield-Auburn Road : Port Wakefield
- Terminates at intersection with Copper Coast Highway , continues as Augusta Highway to Port Augusta
Port Wakefield Road passes through the northern Adelaide Plains. To the west of the road is the coastal fringe of upper Gulf St Vincent, including a number of fishing and holiday villages. To the east is rich cropping and farming land.
The list of towns on or near the road include:
- Highways in Australia
- List of highways in South Australia
- Highway 1 (Australia)
- Highway 1 (South Australia)