WBHO begins major upgrade work on Great Eastern Highway in WA

Monica Gameng   |   October 16, 2016

Main Roads WA has awarded WBHO Infrastructure a $36 million contract to design and carry out works on 15 new passing lanes between Southern Cross and Kalgoorlie on the Great Eastern Highway.

“WBHO is excited about working with Main Roads, local communities and businesses to deliver a high quality asset on time and safely, while minimising impact on traffic and the environment,” said WBHO’s General Manager Western Region Will Grobler.

Great_Eastern_Highway_passing_lanes_map.jpgProject map (source: Main Roads WA)

WBHO will deliver 44 kilometres of passing lanes distributed throughout the 225 kilometre section of the highway, which will significantly improve the road’s safety and transport efficiency. Eight new eastbound as well as seven westbound lanes, each with an average of three kilometres will be constructed.

“The project will deliver significant improvements to this important route. The highway is the key link between Perth and the eastern states and more than 1,200 vehicles use it daily. Providing more passing opportunities will enhance safety and improve the efficiency of freight movements,” Mr Grobler said.

This project was funded by the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program.

Work has already began and construction is expected to be completed by March 2017.

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Source: WBHO Infrastructure and Business News WA

Monica Gameng
As Felix's Marketing Assistant since 2015, Monica is responsible for researching and sharing new and progressing projects within the construction and mining sectors in Australia. It's no surprise that Monica has her finger on the pulse of Australian major projects given she has produced more than 1,000 posts. She truly is an industry expert.
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