South Western Highway, Balingup

  • Upgrade South Western Highway in Balingup. 
  • Stage 1 works are complete, with Stage 2 currently unfunded.
  • Works are part of ongoing safety improvements.

Overview

Stage 2 works will extend from the 60/90 km/h signs towards the townsite and end near the bus stop. Upgrades will also see improvements to the intersection of Southampton Road.

Stage 1 works extended east from the existing 60/90 km/h signs, connecting to a section constructed in 2009.

Additional works included:

  • Widening and sealing the road to create 3.5 m traffic lanes, with 1.5 m sealed shoulders in the residential area and 2.5 m sealed shoulders south of the creek crossing. 
  • One-metre wide painted centre median to the south of the creek crossing.
  • New kerbing to reduce the clearing footprint and assist with the drainage system.
  • Some vegetation clearing to improve sightlines.
  • Construction of a cul-de-sac at Roberts Street to remove the hazard caused by poor sight distance.
  • Installation of road safety barriers.
  • Revegetation and topsoil re-spreading, which is due to occur in the wetter months.

Project Update

Stage 1 upgrades are complete, with the final section of guardrail installed in February 2019.

We thank the Balingup community and road users for their cooperation during this important upgrade.

Timeline

Stage 1: Completed February 2019

Stage 2: Currently unfunded

Open September 2018 newsletter

Image: Location map from our Newsletter

​Benefits

  • Improve safety
  • Reduce the likelihood of crashes

Find out more

Newsletter - September 2018

Last Updated: 03 April 2019