Under ConstructionProject phase
Main Roads WALead agency
Late 2018Start date
Mid 2022End date
Great Eastern Highway is an important transport link to the eastern states, and work is planned to improve safety. Up to 1,800 vehicles use the highway each day in the Wheatbelt, with 40 per cent of those heavy vehicles.
A number of upgrades have already been completed. Upgrades planned to begin in mid-2022 include shoulder sealing of a 40km section from Dedari to the Coolgardie townsite.
Construction of a new bridge away from the road in Walgoolan started in early 2021 with the bridge at Moorine Rock widened at the same time.
The replacement of three bridges in Coates Gully is also underway, with works due for completion in mid-2022.
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Media releases21 June, 2020
$223 million to unlock hundreds of local infrastructure jobs
The Morrison and McGowan Governments will support construction jobs across Western Australia by jointly investing an additional $223 million to deliver shovel-ready infrastructure projects and urgent road safety upgrades.
Aerial view showing a section of Great Eastern Highway between Walgoolan and Southern Cross