Melbourne to Port Augusta

Submitted: Monday, Feb 13, 2017 at 13:48
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For a few yeas I have been going from Melbourne to Port Augusta via Mildura to avoid the roadworks on the western highway that slows traffic to 40 or 60 much of the way. It was very frustrating.

Last time I came back, much of the work had completed and it seemed a lot quicker than in the past.

Have the roadworks largely finished? Is it quicker to go via the Western Highway now?



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Reply By: Mick O - Monday, Feb 13, 2017 at 15:18

Monday, Feb 13, 2017 at 15:18
Still a bit of work there Tony. I gather you then head up the Sunraysia Hwy. Don't know if it's just me but I always reckon the Calder is quicker especially if you cut off at Ravenswood and across to Marong to bypass Bendigo.

I've always found that I can save another half hour at least by heading down the Mullewa Road just short of Red Cliffs and turning back north at Meringur joining the Sturt west of Cullulleraine. I bypass Mildura entirely that way.

A trip best undertaken with a 4:00 a.m. departure from Melbourne I reckon. :-)

Safe travels for 2017.

Mick
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Follow Up By: RMD - Monday, Feb 13, 2017 at 21:28

Monday, Feb 13, 2017 at 21:28
I Second that.
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Follow Up By: Mick O - Monday, Feb 13, 2017 at 21:46

Monday, Feb 13, 2017 at 21:46
That should be Millewa not Mullewa. That'll teach me to type without my glasses! My apologies.

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Reply By: Member - Boobook - Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017 at 21:58

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017 at 21:58
What about

Mel - Murray Bridge - Mt Pleasant - Gawler - Balaklava - Nantawarra - Port Augusta.

Does that do it for anyone? It is the shortest and quickest according to a giant US technology company.

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