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Manuwarra Red Dog Highway Karratha to Tom Price Road Upgrades

Cooya Pooya, Karratha, Millstream, Mount Sheila, Tom Price


  • Road

    Project type
  • $380 million More info

    Total budget
  • In Planning

    Project phase
  • Main Roads WA

    Lead agency
  • 100

    Jobs supported

Stage 3 of this project involved sealing a 48 kilometre section of Roebourne-Whittenoom Road, known locally as Karratha to Tom Price Road which was recently renamed Manuwarra Red Dog Highway.

The completion of Stage 3 provides road users a safe sealed road to access popular tourist attractions such as Millstream National Park.

Stage 4 of this project is due to commence in 2024. It is currently in planning and will involve a 110 km section from the Rio Tinto rail crossing to Nanutarra-Munjina Road on new alignment following the Rio Tinto rail line through some very rugged terrain​.


  • Provide a safer route for road users
  • Reduce travel times
  • Reduce maintenance costs and improve reliability by reducing road closures during wet weather
  • Create regional employment and opportunities for local businesses

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