Albany Highway will be temporarily closed between Lancaster Road, McKail and Menang Drive, Willyung between October 25-31.
Main Roads said the closure was to allow lifting and positioning of four 150 tonne precast reinforced concrete beams over the constructed bridge support columns and abutments, located on either side of Albany Highway.
Plans evolved to avoid “environmentally sensitive possum habitat to the south west of the interchange”
Main Roads is encouraging travellers to plan ahead and allow additional journey time.
September’s Project Update Document of Phase Two of the Albany Ring Road project, between Lancaster Road and Princess Royal Drive, stated the “South Coast Highway will pass over Albany Ring Road with connectivity in all directions retained through a ramp. This ramp will also provide direct access to and from Link Road.”
The design of the plans evolved to avoid “environmentally sensitive possum habitat to the south west of the interchange”, according to the update.
Western Australian Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said the Ring Road would take heavy vehicles out of residential areas and away from the centre of town, improving safety and amenity for residents and visitors to the area.
“It’s great to see construction activity progressing, generating new jobs and contracting opportunities for local businesses.”
“It’s great to see construction activity progressing, generating new jobs and contracting opportunities for local businesses,” she said.
“The updated concept designs for the latter stages of the project were developed in response to feedback from local residents and environmental groups, and we look forward to construction in these locations commencing shortly.”
In recent weeks, a total of 57 concrete panels were put in place as the Ring Road bridge begins to take shape.
For more information on the project, you can visit Main Roads .