Salisbury Highway

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Salisbury Highway

General information
Length12 km (7.5 mi)
Route number(s) (since May 2017)
route number
  • A13
  • (Elizabeth Vale - Dry Creek)
  • National Highway A13
  • (Dry Creek - Wingfield)
Major junctions
NE end Main North Road, Elizabeth Vale, Adelaide
SW end
Major suburbsSalisbury, Parafield Gardens, Mawson Lakes, Dry Creek
Highway system

The Salisbury Highway (Route A9, formerly Route A13 / National Highway A13) is a 12 kilometre major connecting road in the northern suburbs of the Adelaide metropolitan area.

The Highway is dual carriageway in its entirety. It starts as Route A9 (formerly A13 until May 2017) in Elizabeth Vale as John Rice Avenue. Past the suburb of Salisbury it takes on its Salisbury Highway name. It then runs parallel to Main North Road (Route A20) and crosses over Kings Road (Route A18). At Port Wakefield Road (National Highway A1), it previously changed status to National Highway A13 (now A9 right through) before ending at the intersection of the Port River Expressway and South Road. Route A9 continues along Port River Expressway. National Highway A13 then followed South Road to Grand Junction Road (Route A16 / National Highway A16), where it changed status to back to Route A13 and continued south along South Road, Main South Road and Victor Harbor Road, terminating at Victor Harbor on the south coast. The South Road Superway is designated Route M2, and South Road continuing from it was converted to route A2 in May 2017. The renumbering occurred during construction of the Northern Connector which continues north from South Road.

Salisbury Highway was shown as part of the National Highway A13 between the Port Wakefield Road and the Port River Expressway on local road signage and major street directory publications.[1]

Until the early 1990s, Salisbury Highway terminated at Port Wakefield Road. The Salisbury Highway Extension project built the bridge and interchange at Port Wakefield Road, and extended the highway to Wingfield, where it joined the north end of what was then the South Road Interconnector. Neither the Port River Expressway nor the elevated South Road Superway had been built yet.

Major intersections[edit]

PlayfordElizabeth Vale00.0Main North Road as John Rice Avenue
Elizabeth Vale, Elizabeth South1.81.1Philip HighwayElizabethRoundabout
City of Playford / City of SalisburySalisbury, Elizabeth South2.71.7Commercial Road – Edinburgh, SalisburyJohn Rice Avenue northeast; Salisbury Highway southwest
SalisburySalisbury3.42.1Bridge over Little Para River
3.62.2Bridge under Gawler railway line and Adelaide-Port Augusta railway line
Salisbury Downs, Parafield Gardens6.23.9Kings Road Paralowie, Parafield, Para Hills
Mawson Lakes9.25.7Elder Smith Road – Mawson Lakes
9.66.0Bridge over Dry Creek
Mawson Lakes, Dry Creek10.66.6Port Wakefield Road Grade separated with no right turns off of Salisbury Highway
Port Adelaide EnfieldWingfield15.19.4Grade separated


See also[edit]

Australia road sign W5-29.svg Australian Roads portal


  1. ^ 2006 Adelaide & Surrounds Street Directory, 54th Edition. Gregory's. ISBN 0-7319-1842-8.
  2. ^ a b "Property Location Browser" (Map). Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  3. ^ a b Google (8 March 2016). "Route A13 John Rice Avenue and Salisbury Highway" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 8 March 2016.