The project is one of the biggest safety upgrades included in the $500 million Midland Highway 10-Year Action Plan.
The $60 million project will deliver a divided four-lane highway from Youl Road north of Perth to the existing four lane southern Outlet in Launceston, north of the Breadalbane roundabout.
The design includes safer access to the highway for local residents and business with the likes of a new underpass arrangement for both Devon Hills road and the business precinct on the western side of the highway.
The design also incorporates an underpass for airport and Hobart Road traffic.
The upgrade has been developed with local consultation and is one of the most significant road projects in Northern Tasmania in nearly a decade, according to a statement from Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss.
“Crashes are estimated to cost the Australian economy an estimated $27 billion per year. This upgrade is therefore an investment not just for Tasmania but for the national economy as well,” Mr. Truss said.
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