​​​​​​​​​​​​​Albany Ring Road

Constructing a heavy haulage route around the City of Albany for the transport of grain, fertilizer, woodchips and other goods to and from the Port of Albany.
Albany Highway bridge progress with  walls erected

The Albany Ring Road will provide a freight route of 11.5 km around the City of Albany for the transport of grain, fertilizer, woodchips and other goods to the Port of Albany.

The Ring Road will link the existing major roads and highways radiating from Albany, bypassing urban areas and improving access to the Mirambeena Strategic Industrial Area.

It will also take heavy vehicles off existing roads, reducing congestion and enhancing safety for local and tourist traffic.

The Commonwealth and State Governments have funded the Design & Construction of the project, which will extend from the intersection of Menang Drive and Albany Highway, heading south parallel to Link Road and north of the freight rail line before connecting into Princess Royal Drive.

Following extensive engagement with local stakeholders including the freight industry, the scope was expanded in early 2020 to include bridges at intersections of Albany Highway, South Coast Highway, Hanrahan Road, Frenchman Bay Road and the freight railway line.

  • Phase 1 of the project comprises a new interchange at Albany Highway and extension of the Ring Road south to Lancaster Road
  • Phase 2 comprises the remaining construction from Lancaster Road to Princess Royal Drive
What's happening

Updated concept designs for Phase Two of the project

Phase Two of the Albany Ring Road project, between Lancaster Road and Princess Royal Drive, has reached a major milestone, with the release of updated concept designs for the new interchanges on the Ring Road at South Coast Highway and Hanrahan Road / Frenchman Bay Road respectively.

Each design has evolved to reduce the project’s environmental and heritage footprint, while maintaining the free-flowing route and maximising local connectivity. For more information on each of the designs, please view our September Project Update (Word document)

Albany Highway bridge starts to take shape

In recent weeks, road users on Albany Highway may have noticed the changing landscape as the new Albany Ring Road bridge starts to take shape.

Two Mechanically Stabilised Earth (MSE) walls have erected on either side of Albany Highway. A total of 57 concrete panels will support the span of the bridge, with each MSE wall to be backfilled over the next two months.

View our August Construction Update (Word document) for more information.

Timeline
  • 2007: Construction of Menang Drive to Albany Highway completed
  • 2015: Revised plan released due to changes in interchange options  
  • November 2019: Expressions of Interest sought 
  • September 2020: Award of contract for Design & Construction to Decmil
  • September 2020: Construction of Phase 1 – Albany Highway to Lancaster Road underway 
  • Late 2021: Construction of Phase 2 – Lancaster Road to Princess Royal Drive underway
  • Early 2022: Completion of Phase 1 between Albany Highway and Lancaster Road
  • Early 2024: Completion of Phase 2 between Lancaster Road and Princess Royal Drive
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