Coolgardie Esperance Highway Upgrade
Emu Rocks South
Coolgardie-Esperance Highway at Emu Rocks forms part of the Perth-Adelaide route on the National Land Transport Network.
It is also the major freight route through the Goldfields Esperance Region, with around 2 million tonnes carted on the route each year. Approximately 34 per cent of all traffic on this section is heavy vehicles and 11 per cent caravans.
We have finished planning work to upgrade the entire Emu Rocks section. To upgrade the 25 km section from Goldfields Highway to Widgiemooltha known as Emu Rocks South, we plan to:
- Reconstruct and realign the road
- Widen and seal the shoulders
- Construct passing lanes
- Add line marking and audio tactile edge lines
- Upgrade intersections
- Relocate services
- Upgrade and replace culverts