Bridgeworks continue on Albany Ring Road as further oversized loads make their way to Albany

Stuart McGuckinAlbany Advertiser
The Link Road overpass on South Coast Highway is well under way.
Camera IconThe Link Road overpass on South Coast Highway is well under way. Credit: Laurie Benson

The installation of bridge beams at the future South Coast Highway interchange in recent weeks has marked the passing of another significant milestone towards the completion of the Albany Ring Road.

Five 140-tonne beams were moved into position between November 6 and 12 to pave the way for the completion of a second important bridge on the new road.

Delivery of similar beams for the road’s third bridge, near the intersection of Hanrahan and Frenchan Bay roads, also started last week when the first beam arrived on site on Thursday.

Each of the five beams is being transported to Albany on 67m-long trucks from a manufacturing facility in Herne Hill.

The trucks will be escorted by up to six pilot vehicles along their journey which will include fatigue stops and an overnight stop along Albany Highway.

Beams are scheduled to arrive in Albany on Saturday, November 25, Wednesday, November 29, Friday, December 1 and Sunday, December 3, all after departing from Perth the day prior.

Construction of the long-awaited road, which will help reduce the number of heavy vehicles travelling through high-traffic areas including the Chester Pass Road roundabout, is expected to be completed by mid-2024.

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