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South Coast Highway safety improvement works underway

  • Posted on Tuesday 5th, February 2019.

The Government of Western Australia has announced that Densford Civil has been awarded a $6.4 million contract for safety improvement works along South Coast Highway in Albany.

Premier, Mark McGowan, and Transport Minister, Rita Saffioti, visited the stretch of road between Killarney Road and Montgomery's Winery on 5 February to mark the start of the $30 million election commitment to improve safety on the highway between Albany and Jerramungup.

The project involves the reconstruction and widening of this 2.3 kilometre section of the highway, and also includes construction of a westbound passing lane and upgrades to the Mead Road intersection.

"These works, which are part of the State Government's $30 million election commitment to upgrade sections of South Coast Highway, are the first in a series planned for the region over the next three years,” said Saffioti.

"Once complete, these works will significantly improve traffic flow in the area and increase safety for road users.

"These works are also a continuation of the good work Main Roads has been doing to South Coast Highway, with the recent completion of widening works from Millbrook Road to Killarney Road and the major improvement to the Cheynes Beach section in 2018,” she said.

South Coast Highway is an important freight transport corridor servicing the ports at Albany and Esperance; this section carries on average 1,600 vehicles per day, of which 20.4 per cent are heavy vehicles.

Works are expected to commence in February 2019, and be completed by May 2019, under the management of Main Roads' Great Southern Region.

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