Road Photos & Information: Western Australia
  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: Dongara to Geraldton

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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. The route forms the main road between Geraldton and Perth and has a vast mix of traffic including road trains.

The Brand Highway replaced the old alignment from Dongara to Perth (The Midlands Road) and was named in honour of former premier Sir David Brand. It runs from Muchea to the North Western Highway interchange in Geraldton.

The North West Coastal Highway links Geraldton with the north of Western Australia, and is mostly a rural highway route, which generally follows the coastline, though for the most part, it is several kilometres inland from the coast.

 

History:

Brand Highway & North West Coastal Highway:

This section concentrates on photos of the former alignment between Dongara and Geraldton.

Geraldton To Dongara   Dongara to Geraldton
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Chapman River:
Chapman Rd (former NR1) as it crosses Chapman River at Sunset Beach, April 2016. This bridge was bypassed in 1997. 4

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  Approaching Shenton Street:
Durlacher St (former NR1) in Geraldton approaching Shenton St, April 2016.

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Approaching Durlacher Street:
Chapman Rd in Geraldton CBD approaching Durlacher St, April 2016. NR1 used to turn left at this junction.

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  Sanford Street:
Durlacher St (former NR1) at the junction with Sanford St, April 2016.

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Waldeck Street:
Durlacher St (former NR1) at the Waldeck St junction in Geraldton, April 2016.

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  Lester Avenue & Chapman Road:
Durlacher St at the junction with Chapman Rd in Geraldton CBD, April 2016. NR1 used to turn right at this location.

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Approaching Carson Street:
Durlacher St (former NR1) in Geraldton approaching Carson St, April 2016.

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  Chapman Road:
Chapman Rd (former NR1) at Geraldton approaching Phelps St, April 2016.

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Shenton Street:
Durlacher St (former NR1) at the junction with Shenton St, April 2016.

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  Hosken Street:
Chapman Rd (former NR1) at Geraldton at the junction with Hoskin St, April 2016.

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Hermitage Street:
Durlacher St (former NR1) at the junction with Hermitage St, April 2016.

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1 Main Roads Western Australia
2 Heritage Council of Western Australia
3 State Records Office of Western Australia
4 Government of Western Australia, Media Statements, Official opening of 8km realignment of NW Coastal Hwy at Geraldton, 7 March 1997
5 Government of Western Australia, Media Statements, Two new passing lanes for Perth to Geraldton highway, 31 May 2006
6 Government of Western Australia, Media Statements, Highway safety works in the Mid-West to be delivered this year, 6 January 2006
7 Government of Western Australia, Media Statements, Premier inspects Southern Transport Corridor, 12 August 2005
8 Government of Western Australia, New $8.1m bridge for Greenough River, 4 February 2014
9 Government of Western Australia, Media Releases, New bridge a boost for regional highway safety, 2 October 2014
10 Main Roads Western Australia, Completed Projects, North West Coastal Highway and Hosken Street Intersection, Geraldton, 19 December 2018

Last updated: 12-Jan-2019 15:50

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