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Arthur Highway overtaking lane

Work started on the Arthur Highway overtaking lane on 14 October 2019. Work is expected to be finished in March 2020, weather permitting.

During the project we will build a new southeast-bound overtaking lane on the uphill section of the highway east of Iron Creek. We will also build turn lanes at Valleyfield Road and Schofield Drive, U-turn facilities and safer bus stops.

Giving people a safer opportunity for overtaking will reduce delays and frustrations experienced by drivers due to slow-moving tourist and agricultural traffic.

The final design incorporates feedback received during the public consultation period.

This is the first of the South East Traffic Solution projects, which will improve safety and travel times for commuters and visitors on the Tasman and Arthur Highways in Tasmania’s south.

More information: Arthur Highway Overtaking Lane