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Project

Albany Ring Road New road project

Albany

Overview

  • Road

    Project type
  • $175 million

    Total budget
  • Under Construction

    Project phase
  • Main Roads WA

    Lead agency
  • 1000

    Jobs supported
  • Late 2020

    Start date

    Early 2024

    End date

The Albany Ring Road project will extend Albany Ring Road south from Albany Highway, parallel to Link Road and north of the freight rail line, before connecting into Princess Royal Drive.

The first phase of the project reached a key milestone in April 2022 when the new interchange at Menang Drive and Albany Highway was completed. 

The second phase of the project will focus on Lancaster Road to Princess Royal Drive, with works on the 6km stretch underway. 

Benefits

  • Improve travel times and traffic flow
  • Reduce the number of heavy vehicles on Albany Highway
  • Improve road safety
  • Improve heavy vehicle access to and from the port and industrial areas
  • Local job and contract opportunities
  • Create more economic opportunities in the region

Project map

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Detour options

  • Link Road temporary closure

    Link Road will be temporarily closed between Lancaster Road and South Coast Highway from 7 September 2022 to December 2022.

    Signed detours for all traffic will be in place via Timewell Road and Lancaster Road.

    Local access will be permitted for residents and businesses located on Link Road between Lancaster Road and Kempton Close. 

     

  • Permanent road closure

    The Albany Ring Road alignment runs directly to the east of George Street. As a result, existing connections to George Street at Lowanna Drive, Frederick Street and Old Elleker Roads will permanently close from September 2022. 

    Lowanna Drive
    • From 14 September 2022
    • The Albany Ring Road will split Lowanna Drive
    • The existing access between Lowanna Drive East and George Street will be removed
    • There will be no direct access to George Street or the Albany Ring Road from Lowanna Drive East

    Frederick Street
    • From 14 September 2022
    • The existing access between Frederick Street and George Street will be removed
    • There will be no direct access to George Street or the Albany Ring Road from Frederick Street

    Old Elleker Road
    • From 21 September 2022
    • The existing access between Old Elleker Road and George Street will be removed
    • During the earthworks period, access between Old Elleker Road and Lower Denmark Road will shift between the two level crossings on Lower Denmark Road, depending on site activities
    • Access between Old Elleker Road and Lower Denmark Road will be removed once the Albany Ring Road opens. A new single access point between the Albany Ring Road and Old Elleker Road will be constructed.

    Visit Main Roads Western Australia for more information on local road closures. 

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