Albany Ring Road
- Proposed heavy haulage route around the City of Albany.
- Stage 1 completed, Stage 2 and Stage 3 in planning.
- Improve traffic flow, road safety and enhance level of service for the freight industry.
Albany Ring Road is a proposed heavy haulage route around the City of Albany for the transport of product including grain, fertiliser and woodchips to and from the Port of Albany.
The ring road will link the existing major arterial main roads and highways radiating from Albany, whilst bypassing urban areas and providing improved access to Mirambeena Industrial Estate.
Currently Albany Highway and South Coast Highway form the only available route for heavy vehicles travelling from inland areas to the Port of Albany.
This existing route traverses urban areas, including negotiating Albany Highway/Chester Pass Road roundabout; which requires heavy vehicles to interact with a high volume of general commuter traffic.
Stage 1: Chester Pass Road to Albany Highway on Menang Drive—Completed in 2007.
Stage 2: George Street through to Princess Royal Drive.
Stage 3: Albany Highway to Lower Denmark Road via Link Road/George Street.
Preliminary concept designs for Stage 2 and Stage 3 are completed and we anticipate that both stages will be delivered together to form the connection to the Port.
See the Proposed Albany Ring Road Alignment.
The State Government has committed $35 million towards the construction of the project, with the balance of funds ($140 million) being provided by the Australian Government.
There has been significant community involvement during the development of the proposed alignment for Albany Ring Road, particularly prior to and during the construction of Stage One. Feedback obtained during public presentations, from media advertisements and community newsletters was used to inform the planning work undertaken for the project.
We will continue to keep the community up-to-date on the progress of the project.
A number of properties have been acquired as part of the alignment definition and preliminary planning work has been undertaken. Further land acquisition activities will be undertaken once construction funding has been secured for the development of the remaining stages of the project.
Clearing permits will be sought as part of the Environmental approvals process, once funding for Stages 2 and 3 of the Albany Ring Road has been secured.
- Improve traffic times and traffic flow
- Improve road safety
- Improve heavy vehicle access to and from the port and industrial areas