South Coast Highway safety improvement works underway

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The WA Government is delivering on another of its election commitments, with the announcement that local Western Australian civil construction firm, Densford Civil has been awarded a $6.4 million contract for safety improvement works along South Coast Highway in Albany.

WA Premier Mark McGowan and WA Transport Minister Rita Saffioti visited the stretch of road between Killarney Road and Montgomery’s Winery, 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.

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.

Source: WA Government

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