Chester Pass Road roadworks

​Chester Pass Road is an important freight link connecting the Great Southern Region with the City of Albany and plays an integral role in local traffic movement within the City. Chester Pass Road contains sections of old pavement that has seen numerous minor repairs in recent years and now requires more substantial treatment.

On 15 February 2018, we commenced drainage improvement and pavement rehabilitation works on both sides of Chester Pass Road from Chester Pass Road roundabout (where the road intersects with Albany Highway) to just north of Hudson Road.

Latest News

We are currently completing the final stages of works on Chester Pass Road which are expected to be completed by 20 July 2018.

Scope of Works

Works are being undertaken to rehabilitate failed pavement and improve drainage on all four lanes of Chester Pass Road as a three-staged construction process, with each stage covering approximately 400 metres.

Timelines for the completion of each stage is outlined below, weather permitting:

Stage 1: 21 February to 16 March 2018 (construction complete)

Stage 2: 16 March to 12 April 2018 (construction complete)

Stage 3: 19 April to 25 May 2018 (construction complete)

The scope of works for Stage 3 was extended to include improvement works on Chester Pass Road roundabout.  Works to install sub-soil drainage and undertake pavement repairs on the roundabout were undertaken 11 - 15 June 2018.

Asphalt surfacing and permanent line marking will commence June 2018 following completion of all three stages of construction, and any additional work required on Chester Pass Road roundabout.


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Traffic impact - Plan ahead to avoid delays

Please be aware of temporary modifications to Chester Pass Road roundabout: 

  • Traffic management will be in place.
  • Road users are advised to consider using an alternative route, where possible to avoid delays.
  • Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction on Chester Pass Road, with traffic management and speed restrictions in place.
  • Temporary detours will be implemented periodically to divert traffic from side streets.
  • Access to residential and commercial driveways will be closed as work occurs adjacent to each property. We will endeavour to reopen access as quickly as possible.

Key Benefits

  • Improved drainage
  • Smoother road surfaces
  • Improved driveway access for local businesses and residents

Key Dates

Works commenced on 19 February 2018 with expected completion 20 July 2018.


Modified: 13 Jul 2018