Port Wakefield Road
Port Wakefield Road
|Length||92 km (57 mi)|
|National Highway 1|
|North end||Augusta 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.
|Port Adelaide Enfield||Blair Athol–Enfield–Gepps Cross tripoint||0||0.0||Grand Junction Road (National Highway A16) / Main North Road (A1 south / A20 north-east) – Port Adelaide, Adelaide, Elizabeth, Gawler||Southern terminus; five-way traffic light intersection|
|Gepps Cross–Dry Creek boundary||1.2||0.75||Cavan Road (A22) – Port Adelaide|
|Salisbury||Cavan||2.3||1.4||Montague Road east / Churchill Road North westbound – Elizabeth|
|Dry Creek–Mawson Lakes boundary||4.0||2.5||Salisbury Highway (National Highway A13 south-west / A13 north-east) – Port Adelaide, Salisbury||Diamond interchange; route transition: A1 northern terminus, National Highway A1 southern terminus|
|Bolivar–Paralowie||9.4||5.8||Bolivar Road to Kings Road (A18) – Modbury|
|Waterloo Corner||13.0||8.1||Waterloo Corner Road – Angle Vale|
|Northern Expressway (National Highway M20) north-east – Gawler, Renmark||Partial T interchange: no access south-westbound to northbound|
|Virginia, Waterloo Corner||17.6||10.9||Old Port Wakefield Road – Virginia|
|Virginia, Buckland Park||23||14||Angle Vale Road – Virginia, Angle Vale, Gawler|
|Adelaide Plains||Two Wells||30||19||Mallala Road – Two Wells, Gawler, Mallala, Balaklava|
|Wakefield||Port Wakefield||87.3||54.2||Augusta Highway (National Highway A1) north / Port Wakefield–Auburn Road (B84) north-east / North Street west – Port Augusta, Balaklava||Northern highway terminus; continues as Augusta Highway|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
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)
- Lower Light protest statues
- "Mid North and Yorke Peninsula" (PDF). Strategic Infrastructure Plan. Government of South Australia. April 2005. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 May 2006. Retrieved 3 August 2006.
- "AusLink Projects: Northern Expressway". AusLink. Government of Australia. 14 July 2006. Archived from the original on 7 November 2007. Retrieved 3 August 2006.
- A.J.Miazzo (16 December 2013). "Naming of State Rural Roads - Mid North" (PDF). Government of South Australia. Rack Plan 869. Retrieved 17 November 2016.
- Google (12 June 2014). "Port Wakefield Road" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 12 June 2014.