Miling Bypass

Great Northern Highway is being upgraded from Lyons East Road to Miling North Road, including the construction of an eastern bypass of the Miling town site. Road safety will be significantly improved by directing road trains away from the town centre and local primary school. Watpac Civil and Mining Pty Ltd was awarded the contract to deliver these works and commenced construction in April 2018.

Latest news

Temporary closure of Lyons East Road

Lyons East Road will be closed between Great Northern Highway and O’Neil Road from 30 October 2018 for approximately two weeks.

Detours will be in place, with traffic diverted along O’Neil Road to Ballidu-Bindi Bindi Road, then to the Great Northern Highway.

Impacts during harvest

As part of upcoming works during harvest season, access to Miling, CBH and the seed cleaner will be impacted. See the Construction update for access arrangements.

Construction Works

Construction is progressing well with clearing, top soiling, embankment foundation and cuttings all nearing completion and culvert installation underway. Service relocations across the project are complete.

Image: Miling Bypass constructionImage​: Miling Bypass construction

Scope of works

  • Re-alignment of Miling West Road to provide a direct access road to the CBH facility from the north of the town;
  • A southern realignment of Miling Moora Road to avoid floodplains; and
  • A realignment of Miling East Road to provide a staggered T-intersection for safe crossing of the bypass.


Image: Miling Bypass map


Key benefits 

  • Better separation of local and heavy traffic, improving safety
  • Minimisation of noise and vibration in the small farming town
  • Improved freight efficiency and fuel economy


​Key dates

Construction start: April 2018

Construction finish: Mid 2019

Last Updated: 31 October 2018