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|Bussell Highway in Forest Grove|
|Length||140 km (87 mi)|
|Route number(s)||State Route 10 (excluding Busselton to Vasse)|
|North end||Blair Street, Bunbury|
|South end||Blackwood Avenue, Augusta|
|Highways in Australia
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Highways in Western Australia
Bussell Highway is a generally north-south highway in the South West of Western Australia. The highway links the city of Bunbury with the town of Augusta and is approximately 140 kilometres (87 mi) in length. The highway is signed State Route 10, except in Busselton where the construction of the Busselton Bypass in 2001 resulted in this stretch being changed to Alternate State Route 10 with the Bypass signed State Route 10.
Bussell Highway was named after the Bussell family, some of the region's first settlers. It was built in 1894 by M.C. Davies, a timber miller operating from Karridale to provide better access to Vasse and beyond, linking to the existing road to Bunbury. The tender had been let to Davies by the State government under John Forrest.
Departing Bunbury, the highway commences at the intersection of Blair Street and Parade Road outside the Bunbury Racecourse in Carey Park. After about 500m, it intersects at a large roundabout with Bunbury's ring road, Robertson Drive, connecting the highway to several major routes: Australind Bypass and Old Coast Road lead to Perth via Mandurah; South Western Highway north-eastbound to Harvey, and to Collie via Coalfields Highway; and South Western Highway south-westbound to Donnybrook.
It exits Bunbury as a sealed dual carriageway, bypassing the town of Capel before becoming a single carriageway to Busselton. At a large roundabout, it intersects with the Busselton Bypass and changes name to Causeway Road, then turns left into Albert Street in Busselton's CBD. After one block it reverts to Bussell Highway, proceeding for 9 km as a dual carriageway through Busselton's western suburbs before turning left at Abbey.
The road then proceeds as a single carriageway with regular overtaking lanes to Augusta through small dairy and crop farms, orchards and wineries - the only slow point on this entire journey is when it becomes the main street of the popular tourist and seachange town of Margaret River.
The highway ends at the entrance to Augusta, but the road continues as Blackwood Avenue through the town and the nas Leeuwin Road for 9 km before reaching Cape Leeuwin, the southwestern tip of Western Australia.
- Capel (bypass)
- Carbunup River
- Margaret River
|Bunbury||0||0||Blair Street north / Nuytsia Avenue eastcity centre||Northern highway terminus: continues as Blair Street|
|1.4||0.9||Robertson Drive (State Route 10)||Roundabout intersection; State Route 10 northern concurrency terminus: continues east|
|Capel||5.1||3.2||Norton Promenade||Traffic light controlled intersection|
|Stratham||14.6||9.1||Boyanup West Road|
|Capel||23.2||14.4||Capel Drive||Northern loop road intersection|
|24.5||15.2||Capel Drive – Capel, Donnybrook||Southern loop road intersection|
|28.3||17.6||Tuart Drive (Ludlow Tuart Forest Tourist Drive)(alternate route)||Bussell Highway southbound is the main route to Busselton|
|43.5||27.0||Tuart Drive (Ludlow Tuart Forest Tourist Drive)(alternate route)||Bussell Highway northbound is the main route to Capel|
|46.9||29.1||Vasse Highway (State Route 104)|
|47.8||29.7||Busselton Bypass (State Route 10) south / Causeway Road (Bussell Highway) east, Busselton town centre||Roundabout intersection; State Route 10 concurrency terminus: continues south|
|Busselton||49.7||30.9||Albert Street (Bussell Highway) west / Causeway Road (Bussell Highway) south / Albert Street east / Queen Street north – Busselton town centre||Traffic light controlled intersection|
|Abbey||57.7||35.9||Caves Road to Caves Road Tourist Drive (Tourist Drive 250)||Roundabout intersection|
|Vasse||59.4||36.9||Busselton Bypass (State Route 10) east||Roundabout intersection; State Route 10 concurrency terminus: continues east|
|Augusta-Margaret River||Cowaramup||87.2||54.2||Cowaramup Bay Road|
|Margaret River||97.4||60.5||Wallcliffe Road west / Forrest Street east|
|Karridale||126||78||Brockman Highway (State Route 10)||State Route 10 also continues south along Bussell Highway to Augusta as a spur route|
|Augusta||140||87||Blackwood Avenue North – Augusta Hospital||Highway terminus: Continue south as Blackwood Avenue towards Cape Leeuwin; State Route 10 southern terminus|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- Highways in Australia
- List of highways in Western Australia
- Margaret River Perimeter Road, which will divert heavy traffic from Bussell Highway around, rather than through, Margaret River
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