Coolgardie Esperance Highway Upgrade

Emu Rocks South

A 25 kilometre section between Goldfields Highway to Emu Rocks South will be upgraded in late-2020.
Coolgardie Esperance <em>Highway Upgrade</em>

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

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Acknowledgement of country

The Government of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.

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