The largest infrastructure project ever undertaken in Western Australia’s Great Southern region has reached a major milestone, with construction of the grade-separated interchange at Menang Drive and Albany Highway completed and the road ramps and bridge now open to traffic.
Delivered through Main Roads WA with the involvement of RA members Decmil and Jacobs, the $175 million Albany Ring Road is being supported by funding from both the Federal and Western Australian Governments.
The project is being constructed in two stages, and when complete will provide an 11 kilometre, free-flowing connection between Albany Highway and Princess Royal Drive.
The Albany Ring Road will deliver a multitude of benefits to the region, including more efficient connections between key freight and industrial facilities in Albany, directing heavy vehicles away from the centre of town and residential areas and reducing road congestion for the local community.
The project is also supporting up to 1,000 jobs in the region during its construction.