VEC Civil Engineering Pty Ltd has been named as the successful tenderer for the Wrinklers Lagoon Bridge Replacement and DCS Civil as the successful tenderer to deliver the Glendevie Climbing Lanes on the Huon Highway.
Wrinklers Lagoon Bridge on the Tasman Highway north of Scamander is located on the Great Eastern Drive, a popular route for tourists, and is a key freight link in the state’s northeast.
The new bridge will have wider lanes for traffic, allow better access for pedestrians and have increased capacity to carry heavy vehicles.
This bridge replacement is part of a strategy to strengthen bridges on key freight routes around Tasmania.
The number of heavy vehicles travelling through this section of road is expected to increase in future and providing a new bridge with increased load-carrying capacity will help support the local economy by securing access for oversize vehicles needed by industry in the area.
The Tasmanian Government has brought forward funding to replace the existing bridge, which was built in 1958.
Construction is expected to begin in early 2016.
The Glendevie Climbing Lanes is an important project for the Huon region that will improve safety and travel times by providing overtaking lanes in both directions on the Huon Highway between Dover and Geeveston.
The climbing lanes will be located at Glendevie Hills, just north and south of the junction with Hopetoun Road.
This project was identified as a high priority in the Huon Highway Corridor and the Tasmanian Government brought forward funding to complete these works.
Construction is expected to begin in January 2016 and works are expected to be completed in mid-2016.