Road Photos & Information: Western Australia
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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 North Western Coastal Highway links the coastal city of Geraldton with the northern coastal half of Western Australia, and is rural highway standard for much of the route. Towns are spread out further than along the southern sections of NR1 and local services are limited in some cases to a small number of roadhouses and small villages. The section between Geraldton and Carnarvon, followed by Carnarvon to Karratha are the most isolated sections of NR1 in Western Australia.

History:

North West Coastal Highway:

Click here for photos of the former alignment between Geraldton and Carnarvon

Carnarvon to Geraldton   Geraldton to Carnarvon
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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Ajana approaching Ajana-Kalbarri Rd (TD354), April 2016.

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

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Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign at Ajana approaching Ajana-Kalbarri Rd (TD354), April 2016.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at East Bowes approaching Nabawa-Northampton Rd, April 2016.

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Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign at the corner of North West Coastal Hwy (NR1) and Ajana-Kalbarri Rd (TD354) at Ajana, April 2016.

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  Nabawa-Northampton Road:
Corner of North West Coastal Hwy (NR1) and Nabawa-Northampton Rd at East Bowes, April 2016.

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

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  Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign at East Bowes, April 2016.

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Services Sign:
Services sign at Binnu, April 2016.

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  Seventh Avenue:
Corner of North West Coastal Hwy (NR1) and Seventh Av at Northampton, April 2016.

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Binnu:
North Western Coastal Hwy (NR1) as it passes through the town of Binnu, April 2016.

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  Entering Northampton:
North West Coastal Hwy (NR1) as it enters the town of Northampton, April 2016.

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

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

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Services Sign:
Services sign at Northampton, April 2016.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Northampton approaching Northampton-Kalbarri Rd (Stephen St) (SR139), April 2016. Note the missing SR139 shield.

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Entering Northampton:
North West Coastal Hwy (NR1) as it enters the town of Northampton, April 2016.

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  Northampton-Kalbarri Road:
Corner of North West Coastal Hwy (NR1) and Northampton-Kalbarri Rd (Stephen St) (SR139) at Northampton, April 2016. Note the missing SR139 shield.

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Northampton:
North West Coastal Hwy (NR1) as it passes through the town of Northampton, April 2016.

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  Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign facing Northampton-Kalbarri Rd (SR139) at Northampton, April 2016.

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Northampton-Kalbarri Road:
Corner of North West Coastal Hwy (NR1) and Northampton-Kalbarri Rd (Stephen St) (SR139) at Northampton, April 2016. Note the missing SR139 shield.

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

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

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

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Nabawa-Northampton Road:
Corner of North West Coastal Hwy (NR1) and Nabawa-Northampton Rd at East Bowes, April 2016.

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  Services Sign:
Services sign at Binnu, April 2016.

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Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign facing Nabawa-Northampton Rd at East Bowes, April 2016.

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

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      Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Ajana approaching Ajana-Kalbarri Rd (TD354), April 2016.

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      Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Ajana approaching Ajana-Kalbarri Rd (TD354), April 2016.

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      Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign facing Ajana-Kalbarri Rd (TD354) at Ajana, April 2016.

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

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      Maximum Speed Limit Sign:
Reminder sign of maximum speed limits at the beginning of one of the more isolated sections of NR1 at Ajana, April 2016.

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Click here for the continuation of NR1 between Dongara and Geraldton
Click here for Great Northern Highway (NH1)

1 Main Roads Western Australia
2 Government of Western Australia, Media Statements, Go-ahead for new Gascoyne Bridge, 28 September 2001
3 Government of Western Australia, Media Statements, Upgrade to North West Coastal Hwy intersection, 1 November 2012

Last updated: 12-Jan-2019 22:50

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