A local firm has been awarded the $6.4 million contract for safety improvement works along Albany’s South Coast Highway in Western Australia as part of a $30 million upgrade.
Densford Civil will undertake the works, which involves reconstruction and widening of a 2.3-kilometre section of the highway, including construction of a westbound passing lane and upgrades to the Mead Road intersection.
Western Australian Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said the upgrades are part of the State Government’s $30 million election commitment and the first in a series planned for the region over the next three years.
“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.
The Western Australian Government said this section of the South Coast Highway carries on average 1,600 vehicles per day, of which 20.4 per cent are heavy vehicles.
“Once complete, these works will significantly improve traffic flow in the area and increase safety for road users,” Ms. Saffioti said,
Works are expected to commence in February 2019 and be completed by May 2019, under the management of Main Roads’ Great Southern Region.