|Coolgardie-Esperance Highway, South Coast Highway, Chester Pass Road, South Western Highway, Robertson Drive, Forrest Highway, Old Coast Road, Mandurah Road, Ennis Avenue, Patterson Road, Rockingham Road, Stock Road, Leach Highway, Kwinana Freeway, Canning Highway, Great Eastern Highway, Great Eastern Highway Bypass, Roe Highway, Great Northern Highway, Brand Highway & North West Coastal Highway (National Route 1) - Former Alignment: Norseman to Esperance|
National Route 1 is a major route in WA.
The route varies in form from multi-laned arterial road, suburban road, to single carriageway rural highway. It passes through commercial, industrial, residential and agricultural land, and also through state forest and conservation areas.
- 2000: Work starts on the first stage of an $8.5 million project to upgrade 38km of Coolgardie Esperance Highway from Scaddan to Gibson, 40kms north of Esperance, to State Highway standard. The work included road reconstruction of 16km of highway to provide a wider seal and shoulder, and minor improvements to drainage. 2
- February 2000: Widening works on the 40 km stretch of Coolgardie-Esperance Highway between Scaddan and Gibson begin. 3
- March 2010: A new passing lane constructed on the Coolgardie-Esperance Highway, approximately 10km north of Esperance at Six Mile Hill. 4
- 2015: Works start to widen a three-kilometre stretch of Coolgardie-Esperance Highway, 60km north of Norseman.The work included widening and sealing the pavement, adding culverts and installing audible edge lining. 5
This page concentrates on photos of the former alignment between Norseman and Esperance
|Esperance to Norseman||Norseman to Esperance|
Old NR1 trailblazer at Monjinup on Shark Lake Rd, April 2018. Shark Lake Rd was the original NR1 alignment through the Esperance area. NR1 never used to pass as close to the Esperance town centre as it does now.
Image © Paul Rands
|Former NR1 Alignment:
Westbound on the former NR1 alignment at Monjinup, April 2018.
Image © Paul Rands
1 Main Roads Western Australia
2 Government of Western Australia, Media Statements, Works Infrastructure Pty Ltd win contract for Coolgardie-Esperance Highway roadwork, 31 January 2000
3 State Records Office of Western Australia
4 Government of Western Australia, Ministerial Media Statements, $1.6million Coolgardie-Esperance Highway intersection upgrade, 24 March 2010
5 Government of Western Australia, Media Statements, Goldfields-Esperance road safety improved, 10 February 2015
Last updated: 22-Jul-2020 23:24
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