• 105
    Jobs created
  • $55 million

The $55 million Horrocks Highway Corridor Improvements forms part of the South Australian Rural Roads (SARR) package jointly funded by the Australian and South Australian governments (80:20), to improve safety, connectivity and freight efficiency, while importantly creating jobs.

Works are spread in multiple locations along a 245 kilometre stretch of Horrocks Highway from Wilmington to Gawler.

The road improvements include:

  • Shoulder sealing and pavement rehabilitation works to improve safety and road surface on sections of the Highway.
  • Upgrades to Spring Creek Bridge and Little Spring Creek Bridge, south of Wilmington, removing constraints preventing the use of freight vehicles on the road.
  • Construction of new overtaking lanes, and extensions to existing overtaking lane, improving safety and reducing driver frustration.
  • Improvements to the Gladstone rail corridor and level crossing to address extended periods of flashing rail signals whilst rail movements occur near the Horrocks Highway level crossing.
  • Installation of safety barrier and audio tactile line marking at priority locations along the Horrocks Highway.
Project start:
Early 2021
Expected completion:
Current status:
Under construction

Horrocks Highway artist impression. Image from Department for Infrastructure and Transport