Ring road interchange to increase freight efficiency in WA

Construction of the first grade-separated interchange at Menang Drive and Albany Highway is now complete, with the road ramps and bridge opened last week.

The project is part of the first phase of the $175 million Albany Ring Road project, which once complete will create an 11-kilometre connection between the Albany Highway and Princess Royal Drive.

The project is expected to improve freight efficiency and reduce congestion on existing routes, therefore assisting the industry to grow and support more jobs.

Transport Minister, Rita Saffioti, said the first phase’s completion will provide better traffic conditions along the intersection.

“The completion of phase one of the Albany Ring Road is a positive step, which will see improved traffic flow and safety at the intersection of Menang Drive and Albany Highway,” she said.

“The Albany Ring Road is going to take heavy vehicles away from the town centre and out of residential areas, providing a greater opportunity for local businesses and improving commute times within the city.”