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Major milestones reached on Albany Ring Road project

The Albany Ring Road project in Western Australia has reached two important milestones.

The WA Government today announced that the completed section of road between Albany Highway and South Coast Highway will be open to traffic tomorrow.

The new bridge connecting Hanrahan Road to Frenchman Bay Road will also be opening to traffic later this week, on Thursday 28 March.

Opening the section of the Ring Road between Albany Highway and South Coast Highway, according to the WA Government, will improve access to and from Denmark.

The opening of the Frenchman Bay Road bridge over the rail line will address one of Albany’s most congested intersections and improve access between Little Grove and the CBD.

It will enable the final pavement and sealing works on the main Ring Road alignment to be undertaken over the coming months.

“The opening of the section to South Coast Highway and the new Frenchman Bay Road Bridge is an important double milestone as we look to get the Ring Road fully operational by the end of autumn,” said Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, Catherine King.

“The Albany Ring Road is a critical project for Western Australia’s Great Southern Region, safeguarding the long-term viability and efficiency of the Port of Albany by providing free‑flowing road access.”

The Albany Ring Road project is the biggest road project ever undertaken in the Great Southern region in WA.

Upon completion, it will deliver a 11-kilometre free-flowing connection between Albany Highway and Princess Royal Drive.

The new road will divert heavy vehicles around Albany – improving freight efficiency, reducing congestion and improving safety on existing local routes, including Albany Highway.

“Main Roads and their contractor Decmil have made outstanding progress on the Albany Ring Road project during the summer months,” said WA Transport Minister, Rita Saffioti.

“The new interchanges are substantively complete and road pavement works are on the final stretch.”

The WA Government also announced in February that it would fund works on a $37 million flyover at the intersection of Menang Drive and Chester Pass Road, with construction scheduled to commence later this year.

The new flyover will further maximise the efficiency of the Albany Ring Road route by providing free-flowing access from Chester Pass Road all the way to the port.

The entire Albany Ring Road is funded by the Australian and WA Governments, and remains on track to open before the middle of the year.

In other news, as the Easter long weekend approaches, the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator is reminding heavy vehicle drivers and operators to prioritise safety and exercise caution on the roads.

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