Goldfields Highway and Wubin-Mullewa Road

 

​Goldfields Highway and Wubin-Mullewa Road

 

Project status: In progress

Safelinks Program Alliance have been awarded the contract to upgrade Mid-West roads in a jointly funded initiative by the State Government's Royalties for Regions program and Main Roads WA, through the Mid West Investment Plan.

Part of the Safer Country Roads initiative, $20.8 million has been invested by Royalties for Regions to improve the Goldfields Highway and the Wubin-Mullewa Road.

The works on Goldfields Highway will provide:

  • up to an additional five sealed overtaking opportunities over the 180km between Wiluna and Meekatharra on what is predominantly an unsealed road
  • sealed floodways at strategic locations along the route to reduce road closures following heavy rainfall.

$10 million of Royalties for Regions funding was contributed to the total cost of $20 million for the Goldfields Highway upgrade.

The works on Wubin-Mullewa Road will provide:

  • upgrade and widening between Perenjori to Morawa from single-lane seal width to two-lane seal width, allowing for a safer mix of heavy and light vehicles
  • reduction in both freight transport and maintenance costs
  • improved amenity for local, tourist and heavy vehicle traffic.

$10.8 million of Royalties for Regions funding was contributed to the total cost of $21.6 million for the Wubin-Mullewa Road upgrade.

These works will result in significant improvements in road safety along these stretches of road. Works are due for completion by June 2015.