Indian Ocean Drive Improvement Works

Jurien Bay to Brand Highway

Under constructionUnder Construction

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 to Greenhead)

A contract for Stage 1 has been awarded to Fulton Hogan. Construction  commenced in February 2023 and includes widening of the existing road between Jurien Bay and Greenhead.

Stage 2 Widening and Passing Lanes (Leeman to Brand Highway)

Design and development work for Stage 2 is progressing. Construction is expected to commence in September 2023.

Stage 2 Detour

The section of Indian Ocean Drive between Eneabba-Coolimba Road and Brand Highway will be temporarily closed to through traffic for approximately five months from November 2023. Access will be retained for local businesses and emergency services.

All road users will be detoured via Eneabba-Coolimba Road and Brand Highway. The detour is expected to add approximately 20 minutes to travel times and all road users are encouraged to please be patient and plan ahead.


The project will be delivered in two stages:

Stage 1 - Jurien Bay to Greenhead (approximately 24 km)

  • Widening

Stage 2 - Leeman to Brand Highway (approximately 33 km)

  • Construction of two passing lanes (one northbound and one southbound)
  • 33 kilometres of widening
  • Realignment of crests and curves



route for locals & tourists


transport efficiencies

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