Designs have been finalised and tender documents issued for a major upgrade of Great Northern Highway through Pithara. The 16 km section earmarked for improvement starts 500m east of Gatti Road and finishes just north of the town.
Scope of works
- 10.3 km of new highway, to be built next to the existing highway south of the Northam–Pithara Road;
- 5.7 km of highway widening and upgrade;
- 1.5 km upgrade of North-Pithara Road
- New overtaking lanes;
- Intersection improvements at Sheoak Road, Moller Road, Crampton Street, Northam Pithara Road, Pithara West Road and Pithara East Road.
A range of modifications are also planned for the road layout in the Pithara townsite. These include dedicated parking areas to separate local and freight traffic and new bus bays for intrastate bus services.
The existing intersections of Roach Street and Bonney Street with Great Northern Highway will also be transformed into cul-de-sacs to improve road safety in town for local and highway traffic.