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You can now bypass Sorell on the new 2km road between the Tasman and Arthur Highways.

From 10:00 am on Wednesday, 20 July 2022, if you are travelling between Hobart and the Southern Beaches and Tasman Peninsula, you will be able to bypass Sorell.

The new 2 km road runs between the Tasman Highway on the southern side of Sorell and the Arthur Highway near Nugent Road, with roundabouts at each end to help keep traffic moving and a speed limit of 80km/hr.

Due to cold weather, the bypass has opened to traffic with a temporary road surface. The temporary surface will be replaced by a final seal in the summer months when the weather is better for long-term sealing works.

Find out more: Sorell Southern Bypass.