Albany Ring Road Project

Design and construction of an 11.5 km freight route around around the City of Albany creating safer transportation to the Port of Albany.

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Client

Main Roads Western Australia

Location

Albany, Great Southern Region, WA

Contract

Design and Construct

Contract Value

175Million

Start Date

September 2020

Completion Date

Expected completion date 2024

In July 2020 Decmil was awarded the Design and Construct contract for construction of the Albany Ring Road project.

The Albany Ring Road project will provide a freight route of 11.5 km around the City of Albany for the transport of grain, fertilizer, woodchips and other goods to the Port of Albany.

The Ring Road will link the existing major roads and highways radiating from Albany, bypassing urban areas and improving access to the Mirambeena Strategic Industrial Area. It will also take heavy vehicles off existing roads, reducing congestion and enhancing safety for local and tourist traffic.

The first stage of the project achieved Practical Completion in April 2022 and included the design and construction of a new interchange at Albany Highway and Menang Drive; and the section of the Ring Road south to Lancaster Road.

The second stage design is now progressing to IFC stage, and construction has commenced which will extend the Albany Ring Road from Lancaster Road to Princess Royal Drive.

The Project Works include all investigations, design and construction of the Highway between Menang and Princess Royal Drive.

Highway

Design and construction of the Highway from Menang Drive to Lancaster Road in accordance with the specified lane configuration, including a grade separated interchange at Albany Highway, at-grade intersections at other Connecting Roads, and an interim connection to South Coast Highway.

Design of the remaining section of Highway to Princess Royal Drive in accordance with the specified lane configuration, including grade separated interchanges at South Coast Highway and Hanrahan Road, and at-grade intersections at other Connecting Roads.

Structures

  • Design and construction of a Highway bridge over Albany Highway (Bridge No. 1874)
  • Design of a bridge over the Highway at South Coast Highway (Bridge No. 1873)
  • Design of a bridge over the Highway and railway on Hanrahan Road (Bridge No. 1871)
  • Design of pedestrian Underpass No. 9487 under the Highway between Chainage 9600 to Chainage 9900
  • Design and construction of retaining walls.

Connecting Roads

Design and construction of all connections, modifications and improvements necessary to Connecting Roads including access roads to properties and intersections.

Aboriginal Participation

Since project commencement in October 2019, Decmil has subcontracted $3M worth of works to Aboriginal businesses including landscape design, FRP works, plant hire, miscellaneous supplies, consulting services and labour supply.

The Project has also commenced Cert II Traineeships in Civil Construction for Aboriginal personnel. One of our project’s trainees has already achieved great success by winning the Skill Hire Trainee of the Year award for 2021. Skills Hire awarded Decmil with the Safety Award Host Employer for the year 2021.

Community Participation

In addition to project staff participating in local community initiatives such as weeding, Decmil sponsor the Albany RSL’s ANZAC day commemorations and sponsor the local community football club, The Albany Sharks.

We have partnered with the Children’s University WA Partnership (CUWAP), providing STEM activity kits for families to access through the Albany Public Library.

Decmil has sponsored and partnered with biodiversity research at UWA School of Agriculture and Environment, with the project providing a case study for students to develop an Ecological Monitoring Program (EMP).

Delivering solutions.

We are committed to outstanding project management and delivery regardless of the scale or the intricacy of the work.