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Bunbury Outer Ring Road New road project

Bunbury, Gelorup, Dardanup West, Picton East, Waterloo

Overview

  • Road

    Project type
  • $1.25 billion

    Total budget
  • Under Construction

    Project phase
  • Main Roads WA

    Lead agency
  • 4500

    Jobs supported
  • Early 2021

    Start date

    Late 2024

    End date

The Bunbury Outer Ring Road project is the biggest infrastructure project ever undertaken in the south-west and will provide new and improved access to Bunbury-Geographe and the wider south west region.

This project will see the construction of a 27 kilometre, four-lane road connecting Forrest Highway to Bussell Highway.

Completed in May 2013, the four-kilometre Central Section - Boyanup Picton Road to South Western Highway, included the extension of Port Access Road (Willinge Drive).

The Northern Section - Forrest Highway to Boyanup Picton Road, will provide better access for Bunbury CBD and Ferguson Valley, with preparation works now underway.

The Southern Section - South Western Highway to Bussell Highway, will include a ‘Y’ interchanges at Bussell Highway and Centenary Road, and a connection to Jules Road.

For project updates and further information about the project, visit Main Roads.

Benefits

  • Will allow drivers to avoid 13 sets of traffic lights and one rail level crossing between Forrest Highway and Bussell Highway
  • Improved safety for local residents by removing a significant number of trucks from local roads each day
  • Create free flowing traffic movements for the freight transport industry
  • Create thousands of local jobs
  • Approximately 20,000 native seedlings will be planted as part of the project's earthworks

Project map

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Detour options

  • Martin-Pelusey Road closure

    To allow for the construction of new local roads as part of the Bunbury Outer Ring Road project, Martin-Pelusey Road will be temporarily closed between Copplestone Road and Harris Road from Monday, 15 August until November 2022. 

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