Indian Ocean Drive Improvement Works

Jurien Bay to Brand Highway

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Upgrades will improve road safety, transport efficiencies, and provide a safer route for the increase in commuter and tourist traffic.

Indian Ocean Drive road

What's happening

  • Stage 1 – Widening - Jurien Bay to Greenhead (complete)

Stage 1 widening work between Jurien Bay and Greenhead is now complete.

  • Stage 2 Widening and Passing Lanes - Leeman to Brand Highway

A contract for Stage Two was awarded to Central Earthmoving in January 2024.

Pre-construction clearing work is ongoing and earthworks associated with the realignment are underway.

  • Stage 2 Detour – 17 April to Late 2024

On Wednesday 17 April, the section of Indian Ocean Drive between Eneabba-Coolimba Road and Brand Highway was temporarily closed to through traffic. Access is available for local residents, businesses and emergency services and will be managed by Contractor Central Earthmoving. Should you require access to your property or business during the closure please click here to contact Centrals.

All road users must detour via Eneabba-Coolimba Road and Brand Highway. The detour is expected to add approximately 20 minutes to travel times. All road users are encouraged to please be patient, plan ahead and allow extra time for your journey.

  • Campsite Access

There is no access to the Freshwater Point or Knobby Head campsite during the closure. Access to Cliffhead remains however, it is only accessible from the northern end of Indian Ocean Drive.

Indian Ocean Drive - Detour Map
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route for locals & tourists


transport efficiencies

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