Major upgrade tipped for Middleton Road

Talitha WolfeAlbany Advertiser

One of the oldest roads in the State and a well-known Albany thoroughfare will be scheduled for major works when an urgent item is considered by the Albany council on Tuesday next week.

Introduced as a late item, the council will vote to accept the tender of Tricoast Civil to upgrade the 2.4km stretch of Middleton Road from Dog Rock to Adelaide Crescent.

The scheduled works will renew the existing road surface, replace drainage pits and kerbing, while red-asphalt cycle lanes, centre median islands and tree-planting provisions will also be included.

About 11,000 vehicles travel on Middleton Beach Road from Dog Rock to Campbell Road while 7000 travel from Campbell Road to Adelaide Crescent, each day.

However, funding for the $2 million project is predicted to fall short by about $240,000 because of the Tricoast Civil tender price exceeding budget.

Regional Road Group will fund half the project while the shortfall will be addressed in the City mid-year budget review with funds to be drawn from road reserve fund or through the deferral of other projects.

Tricoast Civil also won the tender for the realignment of Marine Parade and Flinders Parade at Middleton Beach.

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