Motorists warned of road delays

Talitha WolfeAlbany Advertiser
Executive Director Infrastructure and Environment Matthew Thomson has urged motorists to be mindful of traffic delays.
Camera IconExecutive Director Infrastructure and Environment Matthew Thomson has urged motorists to be mindful of traffic delays. Credit: Picture: Laurie Benson, Laurie Benson Albany Advertiser

Traffic delays on Middleton Road will continue for at least another month as major roadworks push over schedule.

Works began on the 2.4km stretch from Dog Rock to Adelaide Crescent in January, with completion flagged for this month.

However, after complications with drainage infrastructure, the $2.2 million project is expected to be complete by late May.

City of Albany executive director infrastructure and environment Matthew Thomson urged motorists to be aware of the temporary speed limits on the arterial route.

“Middleton Road will be reduced to 40km/h speed limit for the entire length of the road once milling is complete,” he said.

“This is due to the uneven surface drainage infrastructure and loose material. We urge motorists to stick to this limit to avoid unnecessary incidents.”

Roadworks on Middleton Road.
Camera IconRoadworks on Middleton Road. Credit: Laurie Benson Albany Advertiser

Mr Thomson warned partial road closures would continue in the coming weeks, with full road closures and detours to be expected later.

“It is expected that further full road closures and detours will be in place towards the end of the month and we ask motorists to allow additional travel time when travelling along Middleton Road,” he said.

“During full road closures, businesses within the closure will remain accessible.”

The upgrades will resurface the top 40mm of the existing road, replace drainage pits and kerbing, and red-asphalt cycle lanes, centre median islands and trees will also be established.

Details of full road closures will be available on the City of Albany Facebook page and website.

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