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Another upgrade complete for 10 year Midland Highway project

Another 40 kilometres of upgrades have now been delivered for the Midland Highway as part of the $605 million, Midland Highway 10-Year Action Plan.

Another 40 kilometres of upgrades have now been delivered for the Midland Highway as part of the $605 million, Midland Highway 10-Year Action Plan in Tasmania.

As part of the 10-Year Action Plan, 153 kilometres of road is set to be upgraded, with only a 10-kilometre section remaining. This follows the recent completion of works near Ross in February, Oatlands in March and, just recently, between Conara and Epping Forest.

These upgrade works included highway widening, extensive use of safety barriers along the side of the highway and down the centre and more safe overtaking opportunities through dedicated lanes.

Another 40 kilometres of upgrades have now been delivered for the Midland Highway as part of the $605 million, Midland Highway 10-Year Action Plan.
Image courtesy of the Tasmanian Government.

The ‘10-Year Action Plan’ started construction in 2015, with the goal of improving road safety and minimising the number of crashes on the route between Hobart and Launceston.


 

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Once the final stage of the ’10-Year Action Plan is completed, 65 per cent of the highway – or around 107 kilometres out of 165 kilometres – will be three or four lanes.

This project is jointly funded between the Federal ($484 million) and State governments ($121 million).

Tasmanian Infrastructure Minister Michael Ferguson said the project is a prime example of the State Government’s approach to gradual highway updates and upgrades.

“It is also the first of similar 10-Year Action Plans we are pursuing on all the state’s major highways,” Ferguson said. “Around the state we are building safer and more efficient roads for all Tasmanians and visitors alike.”

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