Great Northern Highway - Batty Bog Road to Walebing Upgrade

 

Current Roadworks

Great Northern Highway between Batty Bog Road and Walebing is open to traffic.

Remaining minor works that form part of the original upgrade of this 21 km section of the highway are expected to be finished in November 2015.

The remaining works include installation of signage and centre line markings. While these works are being finished, the speed limit will stay at 80 km/h. Please allow some extra time for your journey.

Landscaping and revegetation works are an important part of the project. We are currently waiting on the availability of plants and seedlings, with planting to commence in mid-2016.

We sincerely thank all road users, landowners and local communities for their cooperation during this project upgrade.

 

Project Background

The Batty Bog Road to Walebing project forms part of the Great Northern Highway between Muchea to Wubin Project Upgrade Stage 2.

Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie Briggs and WA Minister for Transport Dean Nalder approved the funding allocation on 9 April 2014. Please see "Project Planning Review" for more details.

Work on the 21km Batty Bog Road to Walebing section involved realigning, reconstructing, widening and overlaying the carriageway.

The project will improve geometry, provide increased passing opportunities and improve safety for all highway users. While the upgrade mainly involved reconstruction of the existing highway, Main Roads has liaised with landowners regarding realignment of some sections.

A concept map of the intended works area is available for viewing. More information will be provided as the project progresses.

 

Project Planning Review

The Australian and Western Australian governments announced on 13 November 2014 that detailed planning is now underway for the $385 million upgrade of the Great Northern Highway between Muchea and Wubin.

Main Roads WA has established the Muchea to Wubin Integrated Project Team with industry partners Jacobs and Arup to conduct a comprehensive planning review of the full Muchea to Wubin link. This planning review is a critical component of the Great Northern Highway - Muchea to Wubin Upgrade Stage 2, which has been funded with $385 million from the Federal and State Governments. The latest newsletter is now available.

Among the improvements to be considered are more passing lanes, flattening crests and easing curves, safer roadsides, more rest stops and additional facilities for heavy vehicles.

This review is expected to be complete by mid-2015. It will examine the previous upgrade strategy developed in the 1990s and, having carefully considered current requirements for the movement of people and freight, deliver a revised upgrade strategy.

The Muchea to Wubin team will then identify and prioritise construction packages to be delivered over the four-year period from 2015-2016 to 2018-2019.

Local communities and other stakeholders, including heavy vehicle operators, are welcome to provide input.

For more information about the Muchea to Wubin Planning Review, please contact the Community Engagement Team on:

Tel: 1800 820 366
Email: info@m2w.com.au

 

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Further Information

Community Relations Consultant
Carolyn Walker
Phone: (08) 9450 1445
Fax: (08) 9450 1261
Email: carolyn.walker@mainroads.wa.gov.au

 

Modified: 09 Dec 2016