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Albany Ring Road now open

Albany Ring Road, the largest road infrastructure project ever undertaken in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, is now officially open.

Albany Ring Road, the largest road infrastructure project ever undertaken in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, is now officially open.

The project has delivered a free-flowing, 11-kilometre connection between the original section of Menang Drive east of Albany Highway and Princess Royal Drive, including three grade-separated interchanges at Albany Highway, South Coast Highway and Hanrahan Road.

The new road will divert heavy vehicles around Albany, improving freight efficiency and underpinning the long-term economic viability of Albany Port.

It will also significantly improve traffic flow and safety on the existing road network by reducing heavy vehicles on Albany Highway, South Coast Highway and Chester Pass Road.


 

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There are currently hundreds of trucks moving to and from the port each day, which increases significantly during harvest. The new ring road will remove these trucks from the local road network.

Senator for Western Australia Varun Ghosh said the project would deliver critical road safety and freight efficiency upgrades.

“The Albany Ring Road will provide more efficient access to the Port of Albany – an investment in infrastructure in Western Australia that assists our export industries,” Ghosh said.

Planning for Albany Ring Road began in 1997 which included the construction of Menang Drive and Albany Highway interchange, completed in 2007.

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