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Project

Bindoon Bypass Great Northern Highway upgrades

Bindoon, Chittering, Cullalla, Mooliabeenee, Wannamal

Overview

  • Road

    Project type
  • $275 million

    Total budget
  • Under Construction

    Project phase
  • Main Roads WA

    Lead agency
  • TBC

    Jobs supported
  • Early 2024

    Start date

    Mid 2025

    End date

A new 64-kilometre section of the Great Northern Highway will be constructed between Chittering Roadhouse and New Norcia, bypassing the town of Bindoon to improve travel times, road safety and freight efficiency.

The first stage of the project, including 7km of new highway north of Calingiri Road, was opened in April 2022.

The second stage of the project, 11km north of Seven Mile Hill, is under construction, due for completion in mid-2024. Planning for the remaining 46km section will continue through 2024.

The Bindoon Bypass coupled with the road upgrades between Muchea and Wubin will allow triple road train operations to travel south from the existing road train assembly area at Wubin to the new road train assembly area at Muchea, some 218 kilometres further south, avoiding the inefficient double handling currently required.

Benefits

  • Will allow 53.5 metre road trains to travel south to Muchea
  • Improve freight efficiency, connectivity and travel time
  • Improve road safety and reduce congestion for all road users

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