Driving on WA roads during these school holidays
Make sure you take the time to plan before setting off on your regional driving adventure.
Published: 19 December 2023, Updated: 19 December 2023
Driving on WA roads during the school holidays
School holidays are always a popular time to travel, making our roads busier and increasing the risk of incidents.
Make sure you take the time to plan before setting off on your regional driving adventure:
- Check road closures by visiting our Travel Map, or call us on 138 138
- Download a copy of our Driving in WA Guide
- Visit our dedicated Long distance driving page
- Make sure you know what to do when it’s #BiggerThan You and when you're travelling in the #Road Train Domain
- Learn how to Give Animals a Brake, particularly if you’re driving at dawn or dusk
- If you're travelling on a major road or highway in regional WA and come across an issue that needs attention, let us know, Be Our Eyes on the road.
And don’t forget that double demerits are in place from 23 December 2023 to 8 January 2024.
Travel to the Kimberley RegionThe New Fitzroy River Bridge over the Martuwarra River is open to traffic.
Travel to the South West Region
Big changes are happening to the South West road network with the largest infrastructure project ever undertaken in the area - the Bunbury Outer Ring Road.
If you're heading down south this holiday season, be aware traffic management and speed reductions are in place on three key routes that connect the Perth and South West Region.
Forrest Highway northbound and southbound traffic switch - Speed reduced to 60 km/h
South Western Highway (north) traffic switch - Speed reduced to 60 km/h
Bussell Highway northbound and southbound traffic switch, operating in a single lane in each direction - Speed reduced to 60 km/h
Delays are expected, so remember to be patient and plan ahead for an enjoyable journey using the Main Roads Travel Map.
Be roadwork aware, slow down and take care
It is everyone's responsibility to ensure that all workers on our roads make it home safely, just like you, they go to work every day and expect to return home safely when they’re done. Please remember to be roadwork aware, slow down and take care.
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