• Funding program Roads of Strategic Importance
  • Status In planning
  • Transport mode Road
  • Expected start/finish Mid 2023 - Late 2026
  • Estimated project cost $50,000,000
  • Australian Government contribution $40,000,000
  • Local Council/Shire Town of Port Hedland
  • State WA

Project description

The project will construct or upgrade high priority overtaking lanes along Great Northern Highway between Newman and Port Hedland.

This project will address safety and congestion concerns occurring along this stretch of the Great Northern Highway and support the growth and development of the mining sector within the Pilbara and Mid-West regions.


  • Improved accessibility and connectivity of road networks
  • Improved road safety for all road users
  • Reduced congestion and improved travel times


The Australian Government will contribute $40 million towards the $50 million project.


The project is expected to commence in mid 2023 and is expected to be completed by late 2026.

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