Arthur River Project

​Albany Highway / Coalfields Road / Arthur Road Intersection Upgrade

 

Project Overview

We are planning safety improvements along Albany Highway in Arthur River by upgrading the Coalfields Road and Albany Highway intersection.

We are currently in the development phase for the realignment of Coalfields Road with Albany Highway as part of a staged approach to these improvements.

The intersection will be realigned to the north to improve sight distances with an upgraded junction arrangement to improve turning for heavy vehicles.

 

Project Rationale

The number of freight vehicles travelling on these roads is expected to increase significantly in the future due to growth in grain, hay and livestock industries.  The Coalfields Road and Albany Highway intersection requires improvements to cater for this likely heavy vehicle increase.

 

Community and Stakeholder Liaison

A community meeting was held in March 2016 with the Minister's Office and included consultation with the Shire of West Arthur, local stakeholders and landowners.

The outcome of the meeting included:

  • The community's endorsement to proceed with the realignment of Coalfields Road with Albany Highway as presented at the community meeting;
  • The community's request for the inclusion of an acceleration lane northbound when turning onto Albany Highway from Coalfields Road;
  • The community's request for the inclusion of a third lane southbound through Arthur River; and
  • The community's request for the inclusion of intersection improvements at Albany Highway and Boyup Brook Road.

A speed zone change in Arthur River was also supported by the community at this meeting.

 

Funding

Funding has been allocated for construction of the intersection improvements at Albany Highway and Coalfields Road. Works were anticipated to commence in August, subject to environmental approvals and utility and land access, however delays with environmental clearances meant that construction is likely to commence in 2017.

As yet, there is no funding for the project development or construction of the acceleration lane northbound when turning onto Albany Highway from Coalfields Road, a third lane southbound through Arthur River and for intersection improvements at the intersection of Albany Highway and Boyup Brook Road.

 

Attachments

Newsletter - July 2016

 

Further Enquiries

For further information on the project please contact:

Cathy Morey, Customer Services Manager

Tel: 9881 0590

Mob: 0428 912 799

Email: cathy.morey@mainroads.wa.gov.au

 

Modified: 09 Aug 2016