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Hedland Road and Rail Safety Improvements Road upgrades

Port Hedland


  • Road

    Project type
  • $107m More info

    Total budget
  • Complete

    Project phase
  • Main Roads WA

    Lead agency
  • 90

    Jobs supported

This project delivered safety improvements at three key rail crossings in the Pilbara which are used by a combined total of 6000 vehicles each day. 

A joint initiative between BHP and the Western Australian and Australian Governments, the project will include the construction of two new ‘road-over-rail’ bridges, realignment of two major intersections and two new roundabouts. 

Stage 1, including the construction of a bridge over BHP's rail line at Buttweld Road and two roundabouts on Powell Road at the intersections of Dalton and Hamilton roads, is complete.

Stage 2 construction involved the realignment of approximately 4.75km of the Great Northern Highway and a second bridge over the BHP rail line, completed in March 2024.


  • Improved safety for road users and pedestrians
  • Improved traffic flow
  • Reduced road/rail conflict

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