Spotlight on Great Southern

At the bottom of our great State, you’ll find the picturesque, laid back Great Southern region.

Published: 13 May 2021, Updated: 09 June 2021

We’re on the road across the Great Southern - undertaking more than $230 million of work to make your journey safer, smoother and more efficient.

South Coast Highway

The third and final stage of work on South Coast Highway is almost complete. Upgrades included the construction of passing lanes at Mead Road, widening and overlay works at Kalgan, and reconstruction of the road and construction of passing lanes near Kojaneerup.

Albany Ring Road

Work on Albany Ring Road is also well underway, with extensive earthworks evident on either side of Albany Highway. Over the winter months, the new bridge over Albany Highway will take shape, forming the key component of the new interchange. Upon completion in 2023, the Ring Road will improve travel times for road users while making access to the port and industrial areas of Albany safer.

Safety upgrades

In January this year, the Australian and State Governments allocated more than $250 million for Regional Road Safety Upgrades across the State. Road shoulders will be widened on sections of the South Coast Highway, South Western Highway, Great Southern Highway, Muir Highway, Albany Highway and Chester Pass Road, and audible edge lines will be installed to help reduce the risks associated with run-off road crashes.

Albany Highway and South Western Highway

Widening work on Albany Highway was completed earlier this year, along with the installation of safety barriers between Kojonup and Balgarup Road. We also widened the South Western Highway near Marbellup, and improved the intersection of South Western Highway and Lower Denmark Road.

Widening work on the bridge on Churchill Road in Denmark is due for completion this month, while substructure repairs and widening work on the Kent River Bridge, on the Muir Highway, is now underway.

We’ve also just completed construction of a new heavy vehicle rest area on the South Coast Highway near Munglinup, and commenced construction of a second rest area on the Brookton Highway in Mt Short.

See what else we have planned in regional WA, and before you head off, check our Travel Map to see if there are any impacts to your journey.

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