South Coast Highway Road Safety Improvements

Albany to Jerramungup

We are widening South Coast Highway to improve road safety and reduce travel times. This staged program will take place over three years.
South Coast Highway <em>Road Safety Improvements</em>


South Coast Highway is the major west-east inter-regional route and the sole freight and tourism route from the Eastern States to the Great Southern. As a strategic freight route, it carries large amounts of freight to the ports of Albany and Esperance.

Over the next three years, we will be following a staged program of road safety improvements. We are addressing the potential for road run-off crashes and driver fatigue caused by the width and geometry of the road.

Mead Road Passing Lane - Completed June 2019

Widened the existing pavement from 7 metres to 11 metres from Kilarney Road to Monty's Leap Winery, including a 2 metre sealed shoulder in each direction.

Construction of a westbound passing lane between Killarney Road and Monty's Leap Winery, approximately 2.5 kilometres west of Kalgan River Bridge.

Kalgan Overlay and Widening – Completed April 2020

Widened the existing pavement from 7 metres to 11 metres from Monty's Leap Winery to the Kalgan River Bridge, including a 2 metre sealed shoulder in each direction.

Kojaneerup - Currently under development

This section of work will include construction of two passing lanes between Bluff Creek Road and Kojaneerup West Road.

Acknowledgement of country

The Government of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.

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