Coalfields Highway

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Coalfields Highway, formerly known as Coalfields Road, is a Western Australian highway linking Roelands (near Bunbury) on the South Western Highway with Arthur River on the Albany Highway. It is signed as State Route 107 and is about 125 km long.

It is the main road to the key mining town of Collie,[1] and passes through mining, forest and agricultural areas with stands of jarrah, wandoo and flood gum nearby.[2] It also traverses the towns of Allanson and Darkan. The section between Collie and Allanson was upgraded in 2010–2011 by increasing the lane and shoulder widths, realigning some of the worst of the winding road sections, lessening some curves, and other improvements.[3]

Route 107 continues beyond Arthur River to Wagin, Dumbleyung, Lake Grace, Newdegate and Lake King, meeting up with South Coast Highway (Route 1) a few kilometres from Ravensthorpe.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Holt, Colin (26 May 2011) "Coalfields Highway funding welcome, Holt" The Nationals for Regional WA, archived at http://www.webcitation.org/65c22C3B1 by WebCite on 20 February 2012
  2. ^ Wildflower Holiday Guide, Western Australia 2011
  3. ^ (29 July 2011) "Coalfields Highway" Main Roads Western Australia, archived at http://www.webcitation.org/65c1N63G2 by WebCite on 20 February 2012

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