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