South Coast Highway Road Safety Improvements
Albany to Jerramungup
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
We widened the existing pavement from 7 metres to 11 metres from Killarney Road to Monty's Leap Winery, including a 2 metre sealed shoulder in each direction.
A westbound passing lane was constructed between Killarney Road and Monty's Leap Winery, approximately 2.5 kilometres west of Kalgan River Bridge.
Kalgan Overlay and Widening
The existing pavement was widened 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.
The third section of work will include reconstruction and widening of the highway and construction of two passing lanes between Bluff Creek Road and Kojaneerup West Road.