Road Photos & Information: Western Australia

Coolgardie-Esperance Highway, Roe Highway, Great Eastern Highway Bypass & Great Eastern Highway (National Highway 94)
Minister for Works Ross Hutchinson fixes the first highway number, Route 94, June 1966. Image © State Library of WA.

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General Information:

National Highway is a major route in WA, directly linking the capital city of Perth with the mining and goldfield regions in the eastern part of the state, such as Kalgoorlie and Norseman, it also connects to National Highway 1, the Eyre Highway, which is the major link, via the Nullarbor Plain between the east and west coasts of Australia.

Outside of Perth, the route is bitumen paved single carriageway roadway. Some overtaking lanes exist along the route between Coolgardie and Perth's outer suburbs. Inside the metropolitan area, the route varies from mutli-lane arterial road to expressway standard.

The National Route 1 multiplex starts at Causeway at Burswood and ends at the intersection of Great Eastern Highway in Guildford. The State Route 3 multiplex starts at Great Eastern Highway, travels along Roe Highway before the multiplex ends at the traffic signals on the corner of Roe Highway and Great Eastern Highway Bypass at Hazelmere.

The highway generally runs parallel with the Mundaring to Kalgoorlie water pipeline, which pipes drinking water drawn from Mundaring Weir near Perth to Kalgoorlie.


1 UBD Concise Motoring Atlas of Australia, 3rd Edition, published by Universal Publishers Pty Ltd. ISBN 978-0-7319-2081-5.
2 State Library of WA
3 Main Roads WA
4 Bureau of Transport and Regional Economics, Ex-post economic evaluation of National Highway projects, Case study 2: Northam Bypass Working paper 70.2

Last updated: 18-Jul-2020 15:13

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