Contractor begins on Arthur Highway overtaking lane

DCS Civil Tasmania are set to begin works to deliver the first part of the Tasmanian Government’s South East Traffic Solution commitment.

Construction on the Arthur Highway overtaking lane, the first of the commitment’s projects will start on Monday.

Upgrades include a new southeast-bound overtaking lane on the uphill section of the Arthur Highway east of Iron Creek, turn lanes and Valleyfield Road and Schofield Drive, U-turn facilities and safer bus stops.

The improvements will aim to combat congestion resulting from strong residential growth in Sorell and the southern beaches areas as well as a growing number of visitors travelling to the Tasman Peninsula.

Providing a safer opportunity for overtaking will reduce delays experience due to slower moving traffic.

Other projects in the South East Traffic Solution commitment include a Midway Point Intersection solution, Sorrell Southern Bypass, duplication of the Tasman Highway between Hobart Airport and Midway Point causeway, Hobart Airport Interchange upgrade and planning for the duplication of Tasman Highway causeways and McGees Bridge between the Airport and Sorell.

Work is expected to be complete on the Arthur Highway overtaking lane in March 2020.

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