The Longest Straightest Section of Tarred Road in Australia - Eyre Highway

Date of Record: 19/12/1941

The Eyre Highway, which connects Norseman in Western Australia to Port Augusta, was carved across the continent in 1941. At first it was little more than a rough track, but was gradually sealed over the next thirty years. The last unsealed section of the Eyre Highway was finally sealed in 1976. It crosses the plain at its southernmost edge rather than through the centre. The road contains the longest straight section of tarred road in Australia 146.6 kilometres.