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Midland Highway upgrades fast-tracked

Projects fast-tracked for Tasmania's Midland Highway upgrade

Projects fast-tracked for Tasmania's Midland Highway upgradeFour projects included in the $500 million upgrade of Tasmania’s Midland Highway have been fast-tracked to commence in 2015.

The Australian and Tasmanian Governments announced this week that since the release of the jointly funded Midland Highway 10 Year Action Plan, a number of projects will now begin this year.

Stage One of the Kempton to Melton Mowbray road widening will commence in October, while the Bagdad to Mangalore safety improvements project starts in December.

Tasmanian Minister for Infrastructure Rene Hidding said more priority projects are expected to commence within the next 12 months.

“Consultation with land owners about the Perth to Breadalbane duplication is nearing completion with work expected to start in December 2015,” he said.

“The South of Tunbridge Stage two works, to install a south-bound overtaking lane, is expected to start in December 2015.”

Mr. Hidding adds that the Tasmanian Government is getting on with building a safer and more economically productive Midland Highway for all Tasmanians and visitors.

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