The Tasmanian Government is calling for tenders to construct two high priority projects, as part of the Invermay intersection upgrades.
The project involves the design and construction of two intersections identified in City of Launceston’s draft Invermay Traffic Master Plan.
The plan aims to address congestion issues outlined in the state government’s Launceston and Tamar Valley Traffic Vision.
Works include upgrading the Goderich and Gleadow Street intersection to allow both left and right turns, and installing traffic signals that will be synchronised to improve flow for through traffic.
Additional works include upgrading the signalised Goderich and Forster Street intersection to include an additional right turn lane onto Forster Street, and construction of a second eastbound lane on Forster Street to Invermay Road.
Infrastructure and Transport Minister Michael Ferguson said the upgrades are part of the state government’s $40 million commitment to improve traffic flow around Invermay.
“Now that we’ve done the design work, it’s time to find our contractor,” Mr. Ferguson said.
Construction is expected to begin early next year.