We are finalising designs and intend to call tenders in early 2017 for a major upgrade of Great Northern Highway through Pithara. The 16 km section earmarked for improvement starts 500m east of Gatti Road and finishes just north of the town. Construction is expected to start in early 2017 and take 18 months to complete.


Project scope and benefits

The proposed design includes:

  • 10.3 km of new highway, to be built next to the existing highway south of the Northam–Pithara Road;
  • 5.7 km of highway widening and upgrade; 
  • New overtaking lanes;
  • Intersection improvements at Sheoak Road, Moller Road, Crampton Street, Northam Pithara Road, Pithara West Road and Pithara East Road.

A range of modifications are also planned for the road layout in the Pithara townsite. These include dedicated parking areas to separate local and freight traffic and new bus bays for intrastate bus services.

The existing intersections of Roach Street and Bonney Street with Great Northern Highway will also be transformed into cul-de-sacs to reduce conflict between local and highway traffic.

View our latest newsletter and a map showing the proposed design for Pithara.


Further information

For general project information please contact the Community Engagement Team:

Phone: 1800 820 366

Email: info@m2w.com.au


Modified: 09 Dec 2016