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Albany Ring Road New road project

Albany

Overview

  • Road

    Project type
  • $225 million

    Total budget
  • Complete

    Project phase
  • Main Roads WA

    Lead agency
  • 1000

    Jobs supported

The biggest road infrastructure project ever undertaken in Western Australia's Great Southern region, the Albany Ring Road, officially opened on 19 May 2024.

The  project extends 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 focussed on Lancaster Road to Princess Royal Drive. The last section between South Coast Highway and Hanrahan Road/Frenchman Bay road finalised completion of the project.

The new ring road diverts heavy vehicles around Albany, improving freight efficiency, traffic flow and safety on the existing road network by reducing heavy vehicles on Albany Highway, South Coast Highway and Chester Pass Road.

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

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