Williams Bridge Improvements

  • Replacing two bridges along Albany Highway in Williams, one at the southern end of Williams (over Williams River) and one at the northern end (over Coalling Creek).
  • Work is underway, and expected to be finished at the end of February 2020.
  • Both bridges are beyond their design life and incur regular maintenance costs.

Overview

We are replacing Bridge 25 over Williams River with a new bridge and pedestrian footpath, and Bridge 24 over Coaling Brook with a new bridge. The Albany Highway will also be improved between the two bridges including an intersection upgrade at Richardson Road.

Project update

A temporary bridge has been installed over Williams River to allow traffic to continue using Albany Highway. Speed reductions are in place and oversize loads (over 4 metres) will need to seek an alternative route.

The Coalling Creek bridge replacement is nearing completion and will be open to traffic by the end of July 2019.

Piling and foundation works at the bridge over the Williams River are complete and work on the bridge deck will continue over the winter months until completed.

Road works on Albany Highway between the two bridges have been suspended during the winter months and will recommence in late October/early November, with completion expected in February 2020.

The intersection of Albany Highway and Brooking Street will remain closed at times and a detour will be signed via Richardson/New Street.

The intersection of Albany Highway and New Street will also be closed at times with a detour via Brooking Street.
We apologise for any inconvenience.

Environment and community

Stakeholder consultation activities have been on-going since 2007 and have included presentations to the Shire of Williams Council, community workshops and the establishment of a Community Reference Group (CRG). The CRG was established to provide on-going updates on the project and to assist with key decisions. Nominations were invited from proactive local people and businesses.

Roadworks will be done in stages to minimise the impact to the businesses in Williams. Street parking will be limited during this time, however all businesses will be open as usual.

Timeline

  • Construction start: 19 November 2018
  • Construction complete: Early-2020
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Image: Artist impression of new bridge

Benefits

  • Improved safety and reliability on Albany Highway
  • Social amenity improvements including additional street lighting and pedestrian connectivity

 

Find out more

Project Updates

July 2019

March 2018

CRG Meeting Minutes

August 2018

May 2018

November 2017

June 2017

Last Updated: 09 July 2019