Bussell Highway blues set to continue as wet weather causes delays to $85m road project

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Main Roads says WA's wet winter has caused "unprecedented" delays to more than a dozen road projects, including a multi-million dollar upgrade to the Bussell Highway.
Main Roads says West Australia's wet winter has delayed more than a dozen road projects including a multi-million dollar upgrade to what's been described as WA "riskiest" country road.

Key points: Motorists can expect months of further delays on the road between Bunbury and Busselton

Motorists can expect months of further delays on the road between Bunbury and Busselton About 40 working days have been lost on the Bussell Highway widening project in the past few months because of heavy rain

About 40 working days have been lost on the Bussell Highway widening project in the past few months because of heavy rain Parts of the new dual carriageway cannot be sealed until the base dries out.

The wet weather looks set to cause months of delay to an $85 million plan to turn a 17-kilometre section of Bussell Highway between Busselton and Capel into a dual carriageway.

The road is a major route for those travelling from Perth and Bunbury to the holiday hot spots of Margaret River and Busselton.

In 2019 it was described as the "riskiest" road in regional WA by the RAC due to the lack of…
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