Narrogin Link Road

 

Overview

In May 2014, the Premier announced that $7.5 million in funding would be allocated to complete the Narrogin Link Road.

The Narrogin Link Road project involved the construction of a new 4 km long road providing a direct route through the Narrogin town-site linking the Northam Cranbrook Road (Great Southern Highway) north and south of Narrogin.

The project was completed in three stages: 

Stage 1 now known as Pioneer Drive extends from Kipling Street to Herald Street and was completed in 2002 at a cost of $5 million.

Stage 2 is the southern section which was opened to traffic on 16 November 2016. The southern section commences at the intersection of Pioneer Drive (Stage 1) and Herald Street, and then proceeds south for 1.1 km, reconnecting to the Northam Cranbrook Road new Graham Road.

Stage 3 is the northern section and extends north from the roundabout at Kipling Street (constructed in Stage 1), connecting to Northam Cranbrook Road south of Callan Way was opened to traffic on 14 June 2017. Completion of the northern link allows heavy vehicle operators to negotiate the Narrogin town centre with less complexity and eliminate difficult vehicle manoeuvres. It will provide efficiency benefits to farmers and transport operators carrying livestock and general produce.

The project overview plan shows the location of Narrogin Link Road.

 

Environment and heritage

Extensive environmental investigation was undertaken and consultation with local environmental groups and government agencies in the development of the project.

The project was designed to minimise impacts on bushland, following consultation with the Department of Environmental Regulation and the Commonwealth Department of the Environment.

 

Project benefits

The project will deliver key benefits including:

  • Improving the amenity of the CBD and residential areas;
  • Improving road safety for traffic and pedestrians;
  • providing for freight vehicles up to 36.5 m long; and
  • Improving freight efficiency due to shorter travel time

 

Further information

For more information please complete an online form or call our Customer Information Centre on 138 138.

 

Modified: 26 Jun 2017