Department of State GrowthTransport

Lyell Highway South of Hamilton Shoulder Sealing

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


This project is located along a 5.5km section of the Lyell Highway south of Hamilton. The Lyell Highway is a key strategic passenger, freight and tourism route between Hobart and Queenstown.

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 Department of State Growth has awarded the contract for construction to Tasmanian based contractor VEC Civil Engineering Pty Ltd.

Construction commenced in November 2016 and is programmed to be completed by mid May 2017, weather permitting.  The shoulder sealing work has been completed and the next stage of work involves installation of new guard fence in the road reserve.

Speed restrictions and altered traffic conditions will also be required and this may cause delays to the travelling public.

Your safety is important to us so please drive with care and follow the traffic signs and other directions.

Contact Details

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

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Lyell Highway South of Hamilton

Updated Wednesday, 26 April 2017