Great Eastern Highway

Coates Gully and Walgoolan to Southern Cross

Planned works on the Coates Gully section between El Caballo and Bakers Hill, and works between Walgoolan and Southern Cross
Car towing a caravan travelling along road through trees

As a vital transport link to the eastern states, two sections of Great Eastern Highway will be upgraded to enhance freight efficiencies and improve safety.

A number of upgrades have already been completed, with the remaining works planned to commence once funding becomes available.

What’s planned

Upgrades planned to commence late 2021 - early 2022:

  • Construction will start on a new bridge in Walgoolan in the Shire of Westonia, away from the existing road
  • An outstanding 2km section of road will be widened between Walgoolan and Carrabin in the Shire of Westonia
  • Construction will start on widening a bridge at Moorine Rock in the Shire of Yilgarn
  • Three bridges in Coates Gully between Chedaring Road and Coates Road, Shire of Northam, will be replaced
  • Intersection improvements at Hoggarth Road in the Shire of Northam

Construction started in late-2018

Construction is due to finish mid-2022

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

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