Great Eastern Highway

Wheatbelt region

Wheatbelt upgrades are due to be finished in mid-2021, creating safer passing opportunities and improved access.
Car towing a caravan travelling along road through trees

Great Eastern Highway is an important transport link to the eastern states, and work is planned to improve safety.  

Up to 1,800 vehicles use the highway each day in the Wheatbelt, with 40 per cent of those heavy vehicles.

Planned works on the Coates Gully section between El Caballo and Bakers Hill include:

  • Bridge replacements
  • Realignment, widening and new road surface 
  • New overtaking lanes in both directions
  • Intersection improvements
  • Improvements to drainage and property access
  • Relocation of rest areas

Planned works between Walgoolan and Southern Cross include:

  • Replacing the bridge at Walgoolan and widening the bridge at Moorine Rock 
  • Widening, sealed shoulders and 1 metre painted median
  • Town site improvements to Carrabin, Bodallin and Moorine Rock
  • More overtaking lanes and opportunities 
  • Intersection improvements 


Construction began


Construction completion

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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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