Construction works have started on a number of projects on the Tasman Highway that may impact your travel.
At the Hobart Airport we have started works on the new Hobart Airport Interchange, which will replace the existing Hobart airport roundabout with an overpass. This project will improve safety, reduce congestion and allow for future increases of traffic.
During these works there is a reduced speed limit and occasional lane closures during our working hours, 7:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday to Saturday.
We have also started work on the Midway Point intersection solution to improve the flow of traffic through Midway Point. The highway will be increased to two lanes in each direction, and the roundabout will be replaced with a new intersection, controlled by traffic signals. The project includes improved footpaths and bus facilities.
During these works there is a reduced speed limit and occasional lane closures during our working hours, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm, however there are no lane closures in either direction during the morning and afternoon peak times.
Works will soon begin on the Sorell Southern Bypass between the Tasman Highway near Giblin Driver and the Arthur Highway near Nugent Road. The Bypass will allow Southern Beaches and the Tasman Peninsula traffic to avoid driving through Sorell to connect with the Arthur Highway.
Road users are reminded to stay safe and slow down while travelling through roadwork sites and plan ahead to allow extra travel time.
Wherever appropriate, speed limits will be increased through roadwork sites when workers aren’t on site. However, in some locations, speed limits will remain reduced even when people aren’t working, to keep everyone safe as they travel through the site. Reduced speed limits at work sites can be in place after working hours for a number of reasons, including changes to the road surface, narrower traffic lanes, new or no line marking, unfenced drop-offs, loose road edges, and gravel on the road.
South East Traffic Solution aims to help maintain the liveability of Sorell and the Southern Beaches by improving travel time reliability through a more efficient and safer road network. This program is jointly funded by the Tasmanian and Australian Governments.
For more information on these projects visit: https://www.transport.tas.gov.au/SETS