2020 was a big year on the Midland Highway. We have completed over 90 kilometres of the Midland Highway 10 Year Action Plan, and are on track to finish as scheduled in 2024.
The Midland Highway 10 Year Action Plan will improve safety and efficiency on the Midland Highway, between Hobart and Launceston, bringing the highway up to a minimum 3-Star AusRap safety rating.
The Perth Link Roads project was completed earlier this year, 10 months ahead of the original 2021 date.
Recently completed works between St Peters Pass and south of Tunbridge.
This project has improved safety and efficiency by removing heavy vehicles from the centre of Perth as they travel to and from the northern and north-western ports.
This project provided a divided dual lane highway (four lanes, about 4.5 km in length) around the western side of Perth, continuing on from the Perth-Breadalbane project, connecting in to Illawarra Road, and joining up at the South Esk Bridge.
We also completed works between St Peters Pass and south of Tunbridge in September 2020. This project was designed to improve the safety on part of Tasmania's key north-south road corridor and involved road alignment and junction improvements as well as extending sealed shoulders, building additional overtaking lanes and installing flexible safety barriers to eliminate head-on crashes.
Works have also started in multiple other locations and are expected to finish in 2021:
- between Melton Mowbray and north of Lovely Banks
- at Spring Hill
- and at Tunbridge between Blackman River Bridge and Tunbridge Tier Road
We are also undertaking additional investigations to help us fine tune our concept designs for the Campbell Town North, Oatlands and Ross projects. These projects are the final sections of the Midland Highway 10 Year Action Plan.
We will have more information about these projects next year, as we look to start works in Spring 2021. Stay tuned!
The $500 million Midland Highway 10 Year Action Plan is jointly funded by the Australian and Tasmanian Governments. To find out more about the projects, please visit www.midlandhighway.tas.gov.au