Muirs Highway at Rocky Gully
|Length||161 km (100 mi)|
|Route number(s)||State Route 102|
|West end||South Western Highway (National Route 1), Manjimup, Western Australia|
|East end||Albany Highway (State Route 30), Mount Barker, Western Australia|
|Major settlements||Lake Muir,|
Muirs Highway is a Western Australian highway linking Manjimup and Mount Barker on the Albany Highway. It is signed as State Route 102 161 kilometres (100 mi) long. It provides a shorter distance between Manjimup and Albany. It is a lonely highway surrounded with karri and jarrah forests with no settlements in between except the small farming settlement of Rocky Gully.[ clarification needed ]and is
It is primarily used as a freight route for plantation timber trucks and interstate long vehicles servicing the horticultural areas of the south west. The road is a two way, single carriageway bitumen surfaced highway.
The highway passes through several localities including Manjimup, Dingup, Nyamup, Strachan, Murtinup, Rocky Gully and Mount Barker. [ clarification needed ]
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