Work is progressing
Following the opening of the first phase of the Albany Ring Road project in April, the focus has shifted to constructing new interchanges at South Coast Highway and Hanrahan Road / Frenchman Bay Road.
Read our latest Project Update for more information on key activities, advanced notice of upcoming closures and a snapshot of how the project is delivering contracting and partnering opportunities in the Great Southern Region.
New interchange open
The first phase of construction reached a major milestone with the new interchange at Menang Drive and Albany Highway opening Thursday 21 April.
The interchange, which comprises a new bridge over Albany Highway with connecting ramps, is the first grade-separated intersection to be constructed in the Great Southern Region.
In the short term, the new interchange will improve traffic flow between Albany Highway and Menang Drive, before ultimately connecting with the remainder of the Albany Ring Road project to offer free flowing access from Albany Highway to Princess Royal Drive.
What this means for road users
- Vehicles travelling from Menang Drive to Albany Highway northbound will cross over the new bridge before utilising a loop ramp to join Albany Highway.
- Vehicles heading from Albany Highway northbound to Menang Drive will enter the interchange loop via a left slip lane just before the new bridge and then turn right to go over the bridge to continue heading east along Menang Drive.
- The movement for Albany Highway southbound traffic joining Menang Drive is largely unchanged.
- The temporary traffic signals that have been necessary to manage traffic flow during construction will be removed.