Tasmania’s Bass Highway set for safety, productivity improvements

Tasmania’s Bass Highway set for safety, productivity improvements
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Construction is now underway on safety upgrades near Rocky Cape, as part of the current works on the Bass Highway between Wynyard and Marrawah in Tasmania.

The $100 million Bass Highway Wynyard to Marrawah Corridor Strategy is jointly funded by the Federal ($60 million) and Tasmanian governments ($40 million).

The Corridor Strategy is part of the $280 million Bass Highway 10 Year Action Plan to improve the highway from Launceston to Marrawah.

The Bass Highway between Wynyard and Marrawah is a key link for freight, tourism and people movement between the far north west of Tasmania and the key ports of Burnie and Devonport and further to Launceston and Hobart.

The package of works will increase freight efficiency and reduce travel times on the Bass Highway corridor. The package will also facilitate inter-regional connections to and from northern export ports in Tasmania, improve the safety of the highway and support tourism.

Federal Member for Braddon Gavin Pearce welcomed the State Government’s progress on this section of the Bass Highway upgrade project.s

“The new overtaking lane and junction improvements on the Rocky Cape section will improve safety and travel times for all road users and I look forward to work progressing over the next few months,” he said.

As part of the Bass Highway Wynyard to Marrawah Corridor Strategy, works are also set to get underway for two further projects to improve safety at Togari, and a realignment and junction upgrade at Morris Road near Boat Harbour.

Additionally, construction is also underway on new turning lanes on Gates Road at Boat Harbour, along with improvements at Sisters Creek, including a junction upgrade at Myalla Road.

Construction on the works near Rocky Cape and turning lanes on Gates Road are set to be completed in 2022.

To access the Bass Highway Wynyard to Marrawah Corridor Strategy, click here.

 


 

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