Safer passageway for high loads on Great Northern Highway

Western Power has begun a $328,000 project to improve the safety of the electricity network and access for vehicles carrying high loads when travelling on the Great Northern Highway, which links Perth with Western Australia’s northernmost port, Wyndham.

Western Power’s head of field operations Brad Lacey said the project involved the removal of powerlines that cross over the highway and the installation of underground cabling in Bindoon.

“Western Power is often required to lift powerlines on the Great Northern Highway to allow safe passage for oversized loads,” he said.

“Improving the safety of the electricity network along the Great Northern Highway, will be of great benefit to road users and the local community.”

Mr Lacey said the network improvements would be delivered with as little impact to the community as possible and affected households would be given advanced notice of interruptions to their supply of electricity.