Great Northern Highway - Batty Bog Road to Walebing Upgrade

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

The Batty Bog Road to Walebing project forms part of 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 21 km 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, we have liaised with landowners regarding realignment of some sections.

 

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.

We 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.

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.

 

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Modified: 27 Feb 2018