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Further works commence on Great Eastern Highway

The WA government says works on the Great Eastern Highway will improve the road network for all road users

The federal and Western Australian governments have announced that it has awarded a $24 million contract for works on the Great Eastern Highway between WA regional towns Southern Cross and Ghooli. 

The awarded contract forms part of the broader $250 million Great Eastern Highway upgrade program, which aims to deliver improvements to various sections of the Highway through the Wheatbelt and Goldfields-Esperance regions. 

“The federal government is committed to ensuring a reliable, safe and efficient transport link between Perth and Kalgoorlie, and this project is an important step in that journey,” federal transport and infrastructure minister Catherine King says. 

“We’re proud to be partnering with the Western Australian government to improve the Great Eastern Highway, section by section, to ensure safe and reliable transport access for residents, freight movements and tourists.” 

Works on the 11km section include the realignment, reconstruction, overlay and widening of the highway to 11 metres. 

The contract award comes as other major works on the Great Eastern Highway commence, including the widening of 15kms of highway near Bodallin, widening works near Moorine Rock Bridge and intersection upgrades and widening works on Parker Range Road. 

“The Great Eastern Highway is a vital freight link for Western Australians, which is why this extensive program of upgrades are so critical,” WA transport minister Rita Saffioti says. 

“The WA government remains committed to upgrading and improving the regional road network for all road users.” 

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