Albany Ring Road

 

Project Overview

The Albany Ring Road is a proposed heavy haulage route around the City of Albany for the transport of product including grain, fertiliser and woodchips to and from the Albany Port. The Albany Ring Road will link the existing major arterial main roads and highways radiating from Albany, and also provides improved access to the Mirambeena Industrial Estate. Stage one of the Albany Ring Road (Chester Pass Road to Albany Highway) was completed in 2007 at a cost of $15.9 million.

We have completed preliminary concept designs over Stage Two and Stage Three. Stage Three connects Albany Highway to the Lower Denmark Road via the Link Road/George Street alignment. Stage Two provides the connection from George Street through the Princess Royal Drive. It is anticipated that Stage Two and Three will be delivered together to form a connection to the Port of Albany.

A map of the Proposed Albany Ring Road Alignment is available for download.

 

Benefits

At the current time, Albany Highway and South Coast Highway form the only available route for heavy vehicles travelling from inland areas to the Albany Port.

This existing route traverses the urban areas of Albany, including the main Albany Highway/Chester Pass Road, which requires these vehicles to interact with a high volume of general commuter traffic. The new ring road will:

  • Improve traffic times;
  • improved road safety outcomes;
  • improved level of service for the freight industry.

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Community Involvement

There has been significant community involvement in the development of the proposed alignment for the Albany Ring Road and as part of the local road access strategy. Feedback gained from public presentations, media advertisements and community newsletters was used to inform the planning work undertaken for the project.

 

Land acquisition

A number of properties have been acquired as part of the alignment definition and preliminary planning work undertaken to date. Further land acquisition activities will be undertaken when construction funding has been secured for the development of the remaining stages of the project.

 

Funding

The preliminary cost estimate for the construction of Stages two and three of the Albany Ring Road is $120 million.

The State and Federal Governments have recently announced that they will jointly fund the continuation of project development activities to the value of $1 million. These funds will allow project development activities to be advanced and revised cost estimates to be produced.

As yet, no funding for the construction of Stages two and three of the Albany Ring Road project has been identified in four year forward estimates.

 

Contact us

For further information please contact:

Susie Chapman
Community Engagement Manager
Phone: (08) 9892 0557
Email: Susie.chapman@mainroads.wa.gov.au

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Modified: 23 Dec 2013