Department of State GrowthTransport

Lyell Highway Ouse to Strickland - Shoulder Sealing

The Tasmanian Government has allocated funding from the Road Safety Levy for shoulder sealing to be undertaken on the Lyell Highway.


This project is located along approximately 3.5 kilometres of road north of the Ouse township heading towards Strickland Road.

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

The key objective of this project is to improve safety for all road users through the provision of sealed shoulders that reduce run-off road crashes by providing additional space for the driver to recover control of a vehicle that has drifted out of the travel lane.  

The Lyell Highway is a key strategic passenger, freight and tourism route between Hobart and Queenstown.


Road works commenced in November 2017 and will be completed by the end of April 2018, subject to weather conditions.

The road works will be performed under an approved traffic management plan by the contractor Andrew Walter Constructions Pty Ltd to ensure the least possible disruption to road users.  

Speed restrictions and altered traffic conditions will be in place throughout the construction period to ensure a safe work place for construction staff and the travelling public.  Delays are to be expected in the vicinity of the construction works at times.  Please obey all signs and allow extra time for travelling through the construction site.


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Location map of shoulder sealing works

Photos prior to construction, 13 September 2017

Photo of shoulder sealing work south of Hamilton, completed in May 2017

Contact Details

For further information about the project please contact the Project Manager, Allan Lee, on 6166 3419 or by email at:

Updated Monday, 27 November 2017