$55 millionTotal budget
Under ConstructionProject phase
Main Roads WALead agency
Early 2023Start date
Late 2024End date
A number of safety improvements are being implemented along Indian Ocean Drive in an effort to reduce the risk of serious crashes and improve road safety.
Stage One, completed in May 2023, delivered widened roads between Jurien Bay and Greenhead.
Construction on Stage Two, between Leeman and Brand Highway, has commenced. The upgrades include two passing lanes (one northbound and one southbound), 33 kilometres of widening, installation of audible edge lines, installation of safety barriers and realignment of crests and curves.
Stage Two - Detour - April to November 2024
From mid-April, the section of Indian Ocean Drive between Eneabba-Coolimba Road and Brand Highway will be temporarily closed to through traffic. Access will be retained for local residents, businesses and emergency services.
All road users will be detoured via Eneabba-Coolimba Road and Brand Highway. The detour is expected to add approximately 20 minutes to travel times.
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Media releases11 September, 2019
Key safety upgrades planned for Indian Ocean Drive and Brand Highway
Two of Western Australia's key arterial roads, Brand Highway and Indian Ocean Drive, will undergo significant safety improvements and upgrade works as part of the McGowan Government's continued investment in regional road maintenance and improvements.