Albany Ring Road Designs For Phase 2

Albany Ring Road Designs

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Albany Ring Road Designs For Phase 2

Albany Ring Road designs for the second phase of construction between Lancaster Road and Princess Royal Drive, have been revealed today following extensive community feedback.

The designs outline:

  • A new interchange on the Ring Road at South Coast Highway, including reinstating full access between George Street and South Coast Highway.
  • The removal of an access ramp on the southern side of the interchange to avoid environmentally sensitive habitat.
  • A single bridge structure linking Hanrahan Road to Frenchman Bay Road will pass over the Albany Ring Road and the freight rail line.
  • New roundabouts will be constructed to the north and south of the interchange to provide access to and from the Ring Road and Lower Denmark Road.

Over the past 12 months, each interchange design has evolved to reduce the project’s environmental and heritage footprint, while maintaining the free-flowing route and maximising local connectivity.

This is the Federal Government’s record $110 billion infrastructure investment plan in action, helping to connect communities and improve safety while creating jobs and supporting our economic recovery.

The Ring Road will take heavy vehicles out of residential areas and away from the centre of town, improving safety and amenity for residents and visitors to the area.

The updates to the Albany Ring Road designs for the latter stages of the project were developed in response to feedback from local residents and environmental groups.

Albany Ring Road is a major project of regional and national significance, providing safe and reliable access to the Port of Albany. It will also unlock new economic opportunities to the north and west of the city, by opening up the area through a high-quality road connection.

State Member of the Legislative Assembly for Albany Rebecca Stephens said she is pleased that Phase 2 designs have been updated following community feedback.

“Maintaining full access between George Street and South Coast Highway is a big win,” Ms Stephens said.

“The new designs will also remove any impacts on the heritage-listed World War Two fuel oil storage tanks and I look forward to working with the project team and the City over the next year to look at how we can activate this space for the local community.”

Rebecca Stephens

Over the next year, Main Roads WA will progress discussions with the City of Albany and other local stakeholders around activating the space around the tanks for the community’s enjoyment.

Major construction on the project is continuing following the installation of Mechanically-Stabilised Earth bridge walls on either side of Albany Highway, paving the way for bridge beam installation in October.

Construction of the section of the Ring Road from South Coast Highway to Princess Royal Drive is expected to begin by the end of the year, subject to environmental and regulatory approvals.

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Wednesday 1 September 2021 – Media Release

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