Department of State GrowthTransport

Bass Highway - Leith Overpass

The Department of State Growth is currently investigating options to construct an overpass across the Bass Highway, Leith.

Location

Why is the Department of State Growth doing work on this road?

An overpass will eliminate the need for vehicles to turn right across the Bass Highway from Short Street and Braddons Lookout Road whilst maintaining the connection between communities on both sides of the Highway.

Current situation

A number of interim measures have been arranged in order to immediately improve the safety of this intersection.

In October 2017, changes were made to the Leith and Turners Beach bus routes to eliminate the need for the Leith bus service to turn right onto the Bass Highway from Short Street and Braddons Lookout Road.

The installation of electronic warning signage is currently underway to alert road users travelling on the Bass Highway of vehicles entering from Short Street and Braddons Lookout Road.

Contact details

For further information about the project please contact the Project Manager, Damien Dry, on 6166 3435 or email: info@stategrowth.tas.gov.au