Bass Highway priority upgrades announced

Bass Highway upgrades between Wynyard and Marrawah are a step closer with the release of the Tasmanian Government’s long term strategy.

The strategy outlines improvement opportunities and priorities as part of the government’s commitment to upgrade road infrastructure across Tasmania.

Federal and state government have committed $100 million to upgrade this particular section of the bass highway.

Projects would include new overtaking lanes, junction upgrades and safety improvements.

Construction of key projects identified in the strategy are expected to start later this year.

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Minister Michael Ferguson said the Wynyard to Marrawah Corridor Strategy delivers and evidence based plan to address current and future transport needs.

“Implementing these projects will improve road safety and increase productivity by providing a more efficient road corridor in Tasmania’s North-West,” Mr. Ferguson said.

Federal Member for Braddon Gavin Pearce said the Australian Government was pleased to assist in making roads in the North-West safer.

“The strategy has been developed in consultation with stakeholders and the community, incorporating a review of current and future road demand, and an assessment of the highway’s current performance,” Mr. Pearce said.

The community will be consulted further as other priority projects are developed.

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