Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

Lyell Highway Upgrade - Queenstown to Strahan

Funding Program:Roads of Strategic Importance
Status:In planning
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Late 2022 - Early 2024
Estimated Project Cost:$18,800,000
Australian Government Contribution:$15,000,000
Local Council/Shire:West Coast Council

Project Description

Upgrades to the Lyell Highway from Queenstown to Strahan including stopping bays, passing lanes, alignment improvements including curve widening and improvements to delineation.


Improve freight productivity as the Lyell Highway is part of the freight road corridor connecting the Zeehan and Murchison Highways including Strahan and Queenstown and offering distribution networks for major mines.


The Australian Government will contribute up to 80 per cent, capped at $15 million.


Construction is expected to commence inĀ lateĀ 2022 and to be completed by early 2024.

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Project details last updated: 5/09/2022