South Coast Highway Improvements Albany to Esperance - Latest News

South Coast Highway improvements Albany to Esperance

Priority Status: Priority Initiative

State: WA

Suburbs Affected: Albany to Esperance

South Coast Highway improvements Albany to Esperance Project Plan

  • WA State Government Funding: 30 million
  • Project Type: Road - Road upgrade
  • Length of Job: 348 km

South Coast Highway improvements Albany to Esperance Construction Details

Centering on the stretch of the South Coast Highway between Esperance and Albany, the scope of works may include:

  • improvement or replacement of timber bridges
  • creation of passing lanes
  • reconfiguration and widening of certain areas
  • rehabilitating or replacing pavement
  • sealing of road shoulders

South Coast Highway improvements Albany to Esperance Jobs & Community Plan

The South Coast Highway serves as a key connection for regional towns and services the Esperance and Albany port facilities. It is an important freight and tourism route which suffers from poor design and deteriorating condition. This results in escalating maintenance and operating costs, coupled with safety concerns. Significant sections of the Highway are aged and require upgrade:

  • eight timber bridges which are nearly 60 years old
  • approximately 348 km or 74% of the Highway has 40 year old pavement

As the population grows and demands on the Highway increase due to tourism and freight volumes, the condition of the road will continue to erode if not addressed in a timely manner.

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Source: https://project.mainroads.wa.gov.au/home/southcoasthwy/Pages/default.aspx,

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