​​​​​​Onslow Road Upgrade

  • Upgrade 76 kilometres of road.
  • Stage 1 works are complete. Stage 2 works commenced in September 2019.
  • Reduce travel times and improve safety in the Pilbara.


 Image: Stage 2 works with machinery working on a loose gravel 


Stage 1 is a 33 km stretch on the south east end, which included the upgrade of the North West Coastal Highway and Onslow Road intersection.

Stage 2 is 43 km long, and includes structural overlay and resealing, targeted sub-base and sub-grade improvements, replacement and extension of existing culverts and upgrade to signage and road markings.

Project update

Final Stage works have commenced, creating local jobs while providing further opportunities for the mining industry to develop and making our regional roads safer. Read the Media Statement  for more information.


Stage 1: Started in August 2018 and completed May 2019

Stage 2: Started September 2019 are due for completion in early 2020


  • Improved safety
  • Improved traffic efficiency
  • Reduced maintenance requirements


The project is privately funded by Chevron Australia Pty Ltd and managed by Main Roads.​​​

Last Updated: 18 March 2020