The Adelaide Crafers Highway Project
The Adelaide-Crafers Highway, South Australia’s largest road
project, provides first-class driving conditions for heavy freight
operators and regular commuters and is a magnificent gateway
to the city from the eastern States.
The total project cost of $151 million was funded by the Federal
Government under the National Highways program, resulting in many
benefits to road users and the community.
Opened by the Prime Minister on 5th of March 2000, this new section
of the Princes Highway traverses the western escarpment of the Mt
Lofty Ranges descending 430 metres within a distance of 10km. The
new route sweeps through dense bushland,
deep gullies and steep hills.
The highway also features the Heysen Tunnels,
the first twin-tube tunnels on the National Highway.