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Plans released for $280M Bass Highway upgrade

Plans released for $280M Bass Highway upgrade

The Tasmanian Government has released its plans for the $280 million Bass Highway upgrade in the State’s north west.

Three major corridor strategies and implementation plans will set out the current and future priorities for upgrading the highway from Cooee to Wynyard, Wynyard to Marrawah and Launceston to Devonport.

The strategy outlines plans to improve safety and improve travel time on the Bass Highway between Launceston and Devonport, with works to include widening shoulders, installing safety barriers and improving the road condition at various points, and the creation of heavy vehicle rest areas.

The strategy has also identified 66 potential improvements for the 91-kilometre section of the highway from Hadspen to east of Devonport, categorised into short, medium and longer-term priorities.


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These short-term opportunities include the extension and creation of overtaking lanes at Parramatta Creek and Sassafras. They also include upgrading intersections at Christmas Hills Road, Oppenheims Road and Cutting Road/East Sassafras Road to improve safety.

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Michael Ferguson said the upgrades would form part of wider upgrades to Tasmania’s road infrastructure.

“The upgrades are part of our record investment in State roads and bridge program with $2.2 billion committed over the next four years,” Ferguson said.

“The next steps will be to develop detailed designs and to construct the prioritised projects with the available funding for this section of highway.”

To view the full strategy, click here.

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