Northern Expressway (NEXY) – Adelaide

Northern Expressway (NEXY) – Adelaide


Image obtained from York Civil website

Client: Department of Transport, Energy and Infrastructure (DTEI)

List of Awards:

2009 AILA SA Award for Planning
2011 Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia SA – Excellence Award
2011 Civil Contractors Federation Earth Awards – Category 5 Project Value more than $75 million
2011 AILA SA Award for Design

Finalist – 2011 Australian Construction Achievement Award
Finalist – 2011 Alliance Contracting Excellent Award



Image obtained from York Civil website

The Northern Expressway in South Australia is the biggest road construction project in the state since the 1960’s. The project boasts a four-lane expressway that joins Stuart Highway (at the Gawler Bypass) to Port Wakefield Road, and spans a distance of 23km. The expressway includes a shared path for pedestrians and cyclists, 11 bridge structures, and 6 interchanges.

The project also included an upgrade to Port Wakefield Road to account for increased traffic from the NEXY. The Expressway has provided a much smoother transition for cargo, trucks, and cars transport since its construction.

Useful Links:


DPTI – Northern Expressway

DPTI News – Northern Expressway (Awards)

ACAA – NEXY Project Brief

2011 ACAA Award Finalists

2009 AILA SA Awards

2011 AILA SA Awards

SMEC – Northern Expressway

Tatjana Medvedev was part of the larger team of consultants where she played a role of Urban Designer and prepared plans for all detailed designs of all aesthetic elements of bridges and freeway structures. She was awarded while employed for SMEC Urban.


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