South Coast Highway upgrades near completion

The final stage of the $30 million South Coast Highway upgrade, between Albany and Jerramungup in WA, is almost complete.

The project includes the reconstruction of a six-kilometre section of highway and the construction of two passing lanes between Bluff Creek Road and Kojaneerup West Road, aimed at improving road safety.

“The completion of these upgrades will mark a major milestone in our $210 million program of infrastructure works currently underway across the Great Southern region,” said WA Transport Minister Rita Saffioti.

“We’re also undertaking more than 485 kilometres of shoulder sealing and installing audible edge lines on sections of Chester Pass Road, South Western Highway, Albany Highway, Muir Highway, Great Southern Highway and South Coast Highway as part of the Regional Road Safety Program, to provide road users with a more forgiving and much safer driving environment.”

The $30 million, three-stage project has seen more than 11 kilometres of highway upgraded between Albany and Jerramungup in the Great Southern since the start of 2019.

Earlier staged improvements have included:

  • Mead Road Passing Lanes (Stage 1) – widening the road from seven to 11 metres between Killarney Road and Monty’s Leap Winery, and construction of a westbound passing lane 2.5 kilometres west of Kalgan River Bridge (completed June 2019);
  • Kalgan (Stage 2) – widening a 2.8km section of road from seven to 11 metres between Monty’s Leap Winery and the Kalgan River Bridge (completed April 2020).

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