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Contract awarded for Great Eastern Highway works

The Western Australian Government has awarded a $24 million contract for an 11-kilometre section of the road southwest of Kalgoorlie, part of the broader $250 million Great Eastern Highway Upgrade program.

The Western Australian Government has awarded a $24 million contract for an 11-kilometre section of the road southwest of Kalgoorlie, part of the broader $250 million Great Eastern Highway Upgrade program.

The contract covers works on the road connection between Southern Cross and Ghooli.

The upgrades include overtaking lanes, intersection improvements, bridge replacement, road widening and shoulder sealing while work on the 11-kilometre section between Southern Cross and Ghooli will include realignment, reconstruction, overlay and widening of the Highway to 11 metres.

In the Goldfields Esperance, work on the first 11km section at Ghooli (10km east of Southern Cross) was completed in April 2023.


 

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The staged upgrade program will continue along the Highway until 2028.

WA Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said these works join the on-going and previous packages of works in the region.

“Great Eastern Highway is a vital freight link for Western Australians, which is why this extensive program of upgrades is so critical,” she said.

“In the past few years, we’ve also upgraded 193 kilometres of Great Eastern Highway in the Wheatbelt including shoulder sealing between Northam and Walgoolan, upgrades between Carrabin and Bodallin and replaced four bridges in Coates Gully in the Shire of Northam.”

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