This project has reached completion with both lanes in each direction now open to traffic.
Balmoral Road West to Bayly Avenue was completed on 18 December 2012 and Bayly Avenue to Burrup Road was completed on 28 February 2013.
An opening ceremony was held on 5 March 2013 with representatives from Federal and State Governments, traditional owners, community representatives and other stakeholders taking part in the ceremony.
The project has:
Highway Construction, Downer EDi Works and Albem Operations came together as Highway Works Albem Joint Venture (HWAJV) the successful contractor to undertake the Dampier Highway Duplication project.
Work on the project commenced in April 2011, completion was expected in September 2012.
There were a number of options considered for the Dampier Highway - Burrup Peninsula Road intersection alignment due to Aboriginal Heritage environmental issues. An alternative alignment was chosen for the optional works by relocating the alignment from west of the existing road to east to avoid impact on Aboriginal sites and minimising the footprint to make sure the works had the least impact on the Aboriginal heritage sites.
Dampier Highway runs from North West Coastal Highway to the Parker Point Road intersection linking Karratha, Dampier and the Burrup Peninsula to the North West Coastal Highway.
Karratha's significant population and traffic growth in recent years has resulted from the expanding industrial activities on the Burrup Peninsula to the North West Coastal Highway.
The growth in traffic has led to a number of issues associated with the operations of the town's road network, in particular, the Dampier Highway. This project will address these issues and provide an efficient and safe level of service for road users.
Stage 1A was completed in 2008 with Stage 1B completed in October 2009. To find out more about these sections please visit the Dampier Highway Stage 1B page.
If you have any queries, please contact:
Carolyn WalkerCommunity Relations ConsultantTel: (08) 9450 1445 (8.00 am to 6.00 pm only)After hours: 138 138Fax: (08) 9450 1261Email: firstname.lastname@example.org