Start your planning as Vailo Adelaide 500 road closures begin

16 November, 2023

RAA is urging motorists to take the time to plan their journey into the city as the Vailo Adelaide 500 road closures begin tomorrow, Friday 17 November.

Several major roads east of the CBD will be closed for the next fortnight causing other road to be impacted by delays including Payneham Road, Magill Road, Kensington Road and Greenhill Road.

Most road closures will be in place from Friday 17 November to Tuesday 28 November and include:

Wakefield Road: Friday 17 November (6:00am) – Thursday 30 November (6:00am)

Dequetteville Terrace: Friday 17 November (6:00am) – Tuesday 28 November (6:00am)

Bartels Road: Friday 17 November (6:00am) – Tuesday 28 November (6:00am)

Hutt Street: Pirie/Bartels to Ifould Street Friday 17 November (6:00am) – Tuesday 28 November (6:00am)

Fullarton Road: Friday 17 November (6:00am) – Tuesday 28 November (6:00am)

RAA Senior Manager of Safety and Infrastructure Charles Mountain said motorists could save a lot of time and frustration by planning their journeys while the road closures are in place.  

“We’re encouraging motorists to jump on the website and familiarise themselves with the road closures to ensure they don’t get caught up as the closures will increase travel times on nearby roads, particularly during the peak period,” Mr Mountain said.

“If you need to drive to work or get into the city, our advice is to leave earlier and allow at an extra 20 minutes for your journey. 

“Nearby roads such as Greenhill Road, Kensington Road, North Terrace, Portrush Road and even Glynburn Road will be slower and more congested. 

“We don’t want to see motorists get caught out or discourage them for heading into the city – it’s about being prepared and planning accordingly.

“Being stuck in traffic can be frustrating but we want everyone to exercise patience and look after all road users so everyone can get home safely.”

Mr Mountain said that motorists could also consider leaving the car at home and adopting active transport – whether that’s catching the bus, cycling or simply walking.

“To reduce congestion, commuters who head east-west in the morning should consider leaving their car at home while the restrictions are in place,” Mr Mountain said.

“This may be a good opportunity to try catching public transport, cycling, walking or simply working from home.”

RAA will be monitoring the road congestion to provide motorists with updated advice throughout the road closure period.

To view the full list visit: Community Information | VAILO Adelaide 500