Great Eastern Highway Upgrades - Walgoolan to Southern Cross

In the 2018 State Budget, $17.2m was announced for the following improvements on the Great Eastern Highway:

  • Realignment of curves at Carrabin and to the west of Carrabin (2018-19)  

  • Construction of a new westbound passing lane between Carrabin and Bodallin in the Shire of Yilgarn (2019-20)

  • Widening and overlay a 5.5 km section of road between Walgoolan and Carrabin and improvements to the intersection with Lindley Road in the Shire of Westonia (2019-20)

  • Widen and overlay a 4.3 km section and a 1km realignment between Carrabin and Bodallin in the Shire of Yilgarn

These works are part of a larger improvement project between Walgoolan and Southern Cross. The safety improvements include overlay, widening, realignments, overtaking lanes and bridgeworks. The works are currently split in to eight packages of works which are in various stages of development and delivery. View our overview map to view the locations.

Scope of works

Improvements at Carrabin

  • Intersections improvements at Carrabin Siding Road and Westonia Road
  • Re-alignment of a sub-standard curves on east and west approaches to Carrabin Improvements to the information/parking bay access, roadhouse access, pavement and drainage
  • Removal of an existing four-way intersection

Works are due to commence late-2018 through to March 2019.


​Key Benefits

  • Improved road alignment with safer passing opportunities
  • Improved safety
  • Improved east-west access for oversized vehicles


​Key Dates

Start date: Late 2018

End date: Mid 2020

Last Updated: 22 March 2019