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Hedland Road and Rail Safety Improvements Road upgrades

Port Hedland


  • Road

    Project type
  • $68m More info

    Total budget
  • Under Construction

    Project phase
  • Main Roads WA

    Lead agency
  • 90

    Jobs supported
  • Mid 2021

    Start date

    Late 2022

    End date

This project will deliver 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. 

Upgrades will take place at Great Northern Highway, Powell Road and Buttweld Road. 


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

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