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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:

Click here for photos of the former alignment between Dongara and Geraldton.

Geraldton To Dongara   Dongara to Geraldton
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Chapman Road:
Corner of North West Coastal Hwy (NR1) and Chapman Rd at Glenfield, April 2016. Chapman Rd is a former NR1 alignment through the Geraldton area.

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  Greenough River:
Brand Hwy (NR1) as it crosses Greenough River at South Greenough, April 2016.

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Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign at Glenfield, April 2016.

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  Hammersley Road:
Corner of Brand Hwy (NR1) and Hammersley Rd at Greenough, April 2016.

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Oklahoma Road:
Corner of North West Coastal Hwy (NR1) and Oklahoma Rd at Glenfield, April 2016.

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  Greenough River Road:
Corner of Brand Hwy (NR1) and Greenough River Rd at Greenough, April 2016.

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Roundabout Ahead Sign:
Roundabout ahead sign approaching Chapman Valley Rd at Waggrakine, April 2016.

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  Rudds Gully Road:
Corner of Brand Hwy (NR1) and Rudds Gully Rd at Rudds Gully, April 2016.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Chapman Valley Rd, Waggrakine, April 2016.

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  Limited Water Sign:
Sign at Wandiana warning of limited access to water past Geraldton, April 2016.

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Black Intersection Directional Sign:
Black ID sign on the Chapman Valley Rd roundabout, Waggrakine, April 2016.

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  Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign at Geraldton approaching the interchange with North West Coastal Hwy (NR1), Cathedral Av and John Willcock Link, April 2016.

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Black Advance Directional Sign:
Black AD sign on Chapman Valley Rd at Waggrakine, approaching North West Coastal Hwy (NR1), April 2016.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Brand Hwy (NR1) at Geraldton approaching the interchange with North West Coastal Hwy (NR1), Cathedral Av and John Willcock Link, April 2016.

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Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign at Waggrakine, April 2016.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Geraldton approaching the North West Coastal Hwy (NR1), Cathedral Av & John Willcock Link interchange, April 2016.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Phelps St at Wonthella, April 2016.

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  Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign on the interchange with North West Coastal Hwy (NR1), Cathedral Av and John Willcock Link at Geraldton, April 2016.

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Phelps Street:
Corner of North West Coastal Hwy (NR1) and Phelps St, Wonthella, April 2016.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on John Willcock Link approaching the interchange with Brand Hwy (NR1), North West Coastal Hwy (NR1) and Cathedral Av at Geraldton , April 2016.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Geraldton-Mt Magnet Rd (SR123) at Rangeway, April 2016.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on John Willcock Link approaching the interchange with Brand Hwy (NR1), North West Coastal Hwy (NR1) and Cathedral Av at Geraldton , April 2016.

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Approaching Geraldton-Mount Magnet Road:
North West Coastal Hwy (NR1) approaching Geraldton-Mt Magnet Rd (SR123) at Rangeway, April 2016.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on the ramp from John Willcock Link to Brand Hwy (NR1) and Cathedral Av at Geraldton , April 2016.

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Geraldton-Mount Magnet Road:
Corner of North West Coastal Hwy (NR1) and Geraldton-Mt Magnet Rd (SR123) at Rangeway, April 2016.

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  Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign on the interchange with Brand Hwy (NR1), North West Coastal Hwy (NR1), Cathedral Av and John Willcock Link at Geraldton, April 2016.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on North West Coastal Hwy (NR1) approaching Brand Hwy (NR1), Cathedral Av and John Willcock Link at Mt Tarcoola, April 2016.

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  Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign on the interchange with Brand Hwy (NR1), North West Coastal Hwy (NR1), Cathedral Av and John Willcock Link at Geraldton, April 2016.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Northwest Coastal Hwy (NR1) approaching the interchange with Brand Hwy (NR1), Cathedral Av and John Willcock Link at Mt Tarcoola, April 2016. Click here for a photo of this location by Terry Siva from July 2014.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Cathedral Av at Geraldton, approaching the interchange with Brand Hwy (NR1), North West Coastal Hwy (NR1) and John Willcock Link, April 2016.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on the ramp to Brand Hwy (NR1) and Cathedral Av at Geraldton, April 2016.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Cathedral Av at Geraldton, approaching the interchange with Brand Hwy (NR1), North West Coastal Hwy (NR1) and John Willcock Link, April 2016.

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Cathedral Avenue & Brand Highway:
North West Coastal Hwy (NR1) at the interchange with Brand Hwy (NR1) and Cathedral Av at Geraldton, April 2016. NR1 turns left here and becomes Brand Hwy.

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  Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign on the interchange with Brand Hwy (NR1), North West Coastal Hwy (NR1), Cathedral Av and John Willcock Link at Geraldton, April 2016.

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Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign at Mahomets Flats, April 2016. Click here for a photo of this location by Terry Siva from July 2014.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Geraldton-Mt Magnet Rd (SR123) at Geraldton, April 2016.

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Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign facing Rudds Gully Rd at Rudds Gully, April 2016.

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  Approaching Geraldton-Mount Magnet Road:
North West Coastal Hwy (NR1) approaching Geraldton-Mt Magnet Rd (SR123) at Geraldton, April 2016.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching McCartney Rd at Greenough, April 2016.

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  Geraldton-Mount Magnet Road:
Corner of North West Coastal Hwy (NR1) and Geraldton-Mt Magnet Rd (SR123) at Geraldton, April 2016.

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Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign facing Hammersley Rd at South Greenough, April 2016.

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  Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign at Mt Tarcoola, April 2016.

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Black fingerboard:
Black fingerboard assembly facing Bookara Rd East at Bookara, April 2016.

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  Jensen Street:
Corner of North West Coastal Hwy (NR1) and Jensen St at Geraldton, April 2016.

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      Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Phelps St at Wonthella approaching North West Coastal Hwy (NR1), April 2016.

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      Place Road:
Corner of North West Coastal Hwy (NR1) and Place Rd at Webberton, April 2016.

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      Webberton Road:
Corner of North West Coastal Hwy (NR1) and Webberton Rd at Webberton, April 2016.

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      Black Advance Directional Sign:
Black AD sign on Hosken St at Bluff Point, approaching North West Coastal Hwy (NR1), April 2016.

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      Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign at Bluff Point, April 2016.

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      Chapman River:
North West Coastal Hwy (NR1) as it crosses Chapman River at Spalding, April 2016.

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      Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Sunset Beach, approaching Chapman Valley Rd, April 2016.

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      Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign at the roundabout with Chapman Valley Rd at Sunset Beach, April 2016.

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      Chapman Valley Road:
Corner of North West Coastal Hwy (NR1) and Chapman Valley Rd at Sunset Beach, April 2016.

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      Black Advance Directional Sign:
Black AD sign on Chapman Valley Rd approaching North West Coastal Hwy (NR1) at Sunset Beach, April 2016.

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      Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign on the roundabout of North West Coastal Hwy (NR1) and Chapman Valley Rd at Sunset Beach, April 2016.

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      Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign on Northwest Coastal Hwy (NR1) at Sunset Beach, April 2016. Click here for a photo of this location by Terry Siva from July 2014.

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      Oklahoma Road:
Corner of North West Coastal Hwy (NR1) and Oklahoma Rd at Glenfield, April 2016.

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      Services Sign:
Services sign at Glenfield, April 2016.

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      Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign at Glenfield facing Chapman Rd, April 2016. Chapman Rd is part of the former NR1 alignment through Geraldton.

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      Distance Sign:
RD sign at Glenfield, April 2016.

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Click here for the continuation of NR1 between Geraldton and Carnarvon
Click here for the continuation of NR1 between Eneabba and Dongara

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 15:24

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