Department of State GrowthTransport

Huon Highway Corridor Road Strategy

A 30 year strategy for the Huon Highway based on current and future business and community needs

Huon Highway Corridor

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What Stage Are We Up To?

Phase 3 - a prioritised list of road improvement projects

The key issues and opportunities for improvement of the Huon Highway corridor identified by stakeholders from the Huon Valley Community, Huon Valley Council, Industry Groups and the Department of State Growth have been put through the rigour of a Multi criteria Analysis (MCA) and a Value for Money Assessment (VMA) process.  The results of which are the following list of prioritised project opportunities:

Passing Opportunity Projects

Project No.

Name

4600600

Somers Straight sight distance improvements

5805490

Scotts Road junction pullover area

6805100

Northbound slow vehicle passing lane south of Hopetoun Rd

3405100

Southbound overtaking lane north of Swamp Rd junction

6804450

Southbound slow vehicle passing lane north of Hopetoun Rd

4602690

Northbound overtaking lane north of Castle Forbes Bay

Junction/ Access Improvement Projects

Project No.

Name

3409950

BAR treatment Jacksons Road Junction

5800000

Increase set-back to safety barrier Arve Rd junction

4609870

BAR treatment Sacred Heart School access

4604260

BAR treatment Palmers Rd junction north

6800000

Improve BAR width Esperance Coast Rd Junction

4606440

Sight distance improvements Shipwrights Point access

9408250

Priority change Hastings Caves Rd junction

5800170

Church St junction roundabout

Road Width and Curve Related Improvement Projects

Project No.

Name

4608410

Shoulder Sealing - Port Huon (South) to Arve Rd

3400610

Shoulder Sealing - Huonville Sth to Swamp Rd

3405630

Shoulder Sealing - Swamp Rd to Castle Forbes Rd

4603150

Shoulder Sealing - Castle Forbes Rd to Port Huon (South)

What's Next?

Phase 4 - Concept Development and Cost Estimates

1 Concept Designs and cost estimates will be undertaken for the following projects:

  • Shoulder sealing from Port Huon to Arve Road (project would include the BAR treatment at Sacred Heart School and increasing the setback to safety barrier at Arve Road junction).
  • Shoulder sealing from Huonville to north of Swamp Road (this project would finish at the location where we propose to commence the south bound overtaking lane).
  • BAR treatment at the Jacksons Road junction.
  • Improving the BAR width at Esperance Coast Road junction.

Strategic Cost Estimates will be undertaken for the following projects:

  • Scotts Road junction pullover area.
  • Northbound slow vehicle passing lane, south of Hopetoun Road (Glendevie).
  • Southbound slow vehicle passing lane, north of Hopetoun Road (Glendevie).
  • Southbound overtaking lane, north of Swamp Road (Franklin).
  • Northbound overtaking lane, north of Castle Forbes Bay.
  • Sight distance improvements at Shipwrights Point access.
  • Priority changes at Hastings Caves Road junction.
  • Church Street junction (Dover) - roundabout.
  • Shoulder sealing - Swamp Road to Castle Forbes Bay Road (taking into account the current shoulder sealing DIER is undertaking from south of Braeside to Fleutys Road and the proposed right turn facility at Braeside Road - to be undertaken later this year).
  • Shoulder sealing - Castle Forbes Bay Road to Port Huon.

Background

The area included is from south of the bridge at Huonville to Southport and includes Scotts Road.

Objectives

To develop a prioritised list of road improvement projects within the road corridor for the next 30 years that will:

  • Improve road safety
  • Provide a more consistent traffic environment along the road corridor
  • Improve transport efficiency and overtaking opportunities

Contact Details

For further information about the project please email: info@stategrowth.tas.gov.au