​Amelup Curves - Chester Pass Road (Albany Lake Grace Road)

Chester Pass Road is an important route for both local and regional traffic. It provides direct access for the grain and livestock industry and links the Wheatbelt to Albany's Regional Centre and key tourist attractions such as the Stirling and Porongorup Ranges.

In recent years, the Amelup section of Chester Pass Road has seen a number of incidents which can be attributed to its numerous curves and narrow lanes. In addition, there are currently two floodways through this section which close the road during storm events, causing significant disruption to ever-increasing local transport needs.

Upgrade works to Chester Pass Road, near Amelup Curves were completed, and the road reopened to traffic on 13 June 2018.

The $11 million construction contract was undertaken by Densford Civil and Marine & Civil joint venture. The project was jointly funded by the Federal and State Governments Regional Road Safety package.

Images: Completed works 

Project scope

  • Realigning and widening 4.5 km of Chester Pass Road;
  • Upgrading Sandalwood Road and Routs Road intersections; and
  • Constructing bridges over Martaquin Creek and Ongarup Creek to reduce the severity of flood events and road closures.

Key benefits

  • Improved safety
  • Improved operational efficiency through removing floodway’s and reducing road closures
  • Enhanced level of service for the freight industry
Last Updated: 24 July 2018