HDS Australia has recently undertaken a Heavy Vehicle Route Assessment of Boundary Road near Murray Bridge in South Australia. The assessment was completed in support of a submission to the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator for approval and gazetting of Boundary Road for the use of large vehicles.
Boundary Road provides a north-south link to the east of Murray Bridge, crossing the Karunda Highway and providing connections to the Princes Highway (A1) via other local roads in the vicinity of Tailem Bend.
The approval of Boundary Road for larger vehicles could provide an agricultural freight route for local grape, potato and grain farming. Some large vehicles traveling from the north-east will be able to avoid passing through Murray Bridge to reach the main highway network .
Approximately 15 kilometres of road were inspected by Tim Viner-Smith, one of HDS Australia’s Heavy Vehicle Route Assessors, between Bowhill Road and Orland Road. This included review of the Boundary Road and Karunda Highway intersection which has recently been upgraded by the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI).
The results of the Heavy Vehicle Route Assessment was that Boundary Road will provide a suitable route for heavy vehicles up to L2 (B Double). HDS Australia’s route assessment report was submitted to council and to the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator, which is currently reviewing the route.