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Albany Highway upgrade set to begin

Upgrade to key link in WA transport network, the Albany Highway, will begin soon

December 8, 2010

A multi-million dollar upgrade to a key link in the Western Australian transport network will begin soon to improve safety.

Western Australia Transport Minister Simon O’Brien says the $3.65 million Albany Highway project is set to start early next year after the contract for the works was awarded to Downer EDI Workers.

Upgrades will be made to the highway between Leach Highway and John Street in Bentley.

“Albany Highway is a primary traffic distributor providing a key link for Perth’s south eastern region and commercial shopping precincts in Bentley, Cannington, Maddington, Gosnells and Kelmscott, which is why ongoing upgrade works like this are so important,” O’Brien says.

The Albany Highway will be widened and sealed in sections, while Downer EDI will install a new median island and traffic signals at intersections.

O’Brien says the improvements will boost safety and efficiency using the road. Construction is expected to be completed by July 2011.

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