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Bridge Replacement Works

We've replaced the following Bridges as a part of our Bridge Replacement Works:

  • Doctors Creek Bridge on the Tasman Highway, completed in July 2019.
  • Wacketts Creek Bridge on the Tasman Highway, completed in November 2019.
  • Carlton River Bridge on the Arthur Highway, completed in December 2019.
  • Halfway Creek Bridge, Tasman Highway, completed February 2021.

Mud Walls Road – Road Sealing

We've completed essential road maintenance and sealing on Mud Walls Road between Franklin Street and Jerusalem Creek Bridge in Colebrook.

The work has strengthened and improved the condition of the road surface for all road users, providing a stronger, longer lasting and safer road.

Works started in October 2020 and finished in February 2021.

Highland Lakes Road, 'Pub with no Beer' corner - Safety Upgrade

We’ve completed safety improvements on Highland Lakes Road near Bothwell at the 'Pub with no Beer' Corner.

The work involved realigning about 800m of the existing section of the Highlands Lakes Road at the 'Pub with no Beer' Corner.

The work has improved road safety and freight transport movements.

Works started in September 2020 and finished in February 2021.

Huon Highway Franklin - Shoulder Sealing

We’ve completed shoulder sealing and safety improvements from the junction of Swamp Road to Huon Eldercare in Franklin.

The work has made the road safer by providing wider sealed shoulders and armco barriers.

Works finished in February 2021.

Boat Harbour Primary School - Improved Turning Facilities

We've added right-turn facilities on the Bass Highway to provide safer access to and from Boat Harbour Primary School, Dobsons Lane, Fists Lane and the Boat Harbour store for the local community, and improve the safety and efficiency of the Bass Highway for all road users.

Construction was completed in December 2020 and was the first project to be completed as a part of the Bass Highway – Wynyard to Marrawah Corridor Strategy.

Lyell Highway New Norfolk – Roundabout Sealing

We completed essential road maintenance and sealing on the roundabout at the intersection of the Lyell Highway, Blair Street and Montagu Street, to the south of Derwent River Bridge, in New Norfolk.

The work will strengthen and improve the condition of the road surface for all road users.

Construction was completed in December 2020.

Bridge Strengthening Programs

We've strengthened the following Bridges as a part of our Bridge Strengthening Programs:

  • Wharf Road Underpass, Bass Highway.
  • Inglis River Bridge, Bass Highway.
  • Hardwickes Creek Bridge, Waterhouse Road.
  • Piney Creek Bridge, Heemskirk Road.
  • Farm Creek Bridge, Murchison Highway.
  • Dundas Rivulet Bridge, Zeehan Highway.
  • Leslie Station Creek Bridges, Zeehan Highway.
  • Jordan River Bridge, Highland Lakes Road, at Apsley.
  • Jordan River Bridge, Midland Highway at Jericho.
  • Bark Hut Creek Bridge, Highland Lakes Road.

Works started in 2018 and were completed early November 2020.

East Tamar Highway - Mowbray Connector

We've replaced the intersection at the Mowbray connector on the East Tamar Highway with a roundabout to make it easier for traffic turning out of Mowbray Link and improve safety by reducing the risk of crashes in this area.

Construction started in September 2019 and was completed in August 2020.

Eastern Shore Intelligent Transport Systems – pole installation

We've completed installing new intelligent transport systems (ITS) technology around the Eastern Shore in southern Tasmania, to help us gather real-time data to improve the safety and reliability of our road network.

Traffic cameras and poles were installed at key locations across the Eastern Shore during April and May 2020. The last stage of the work on Rosny Hill was the installation of a 20 metre pole in June 2020. The pole incorporates traffic monitoring cameras, and low power radio links to traffic signalling equipment around Rosny Park, Bellerive and Howrah.

This equipment will collect real-time data about the road network. The equipment will be installed permanently and will only collect information about vehicle movements – we won’t collect any personal information.

Esk Main Road – Shoulder Sealing

We’ve completed shoulder sealing and safety improvements along Esk Main Road from Fingal and St Marys.

The work involved widening and sealing the road shoulder along two sections of road between Fingal and St Marys, over a total length of about 11.5 kilometres.

The work has made the road safer by providing wider sealed shoulders and reflective pavement markers.

Construction started in late October 2019 and was finished in May 2020.

Channel Highway, Margate – Road Upgrades

We’ve finished essential road maintenance and sealing on the Channel Highway between Van Morey Road and the Baretta Waste Management Facility.

The work has strengthened and improved the condition of the road surface for all road users.

Construction started in February and was completed in May 2020.

Bruny Island Main Road Upgrades

We have sealed the unsealed section of Bruny Island Main Road between Alonnah and Lunawanna.

We also improved drainage and the design of some sharp corners to make the road safer, and added wildlife warning signage.

This project has made Bruny Island Main Road safer for all road users, and means there will be less dust along the road, and lower ongoing maintenance costs.

Works started in October 2019, and were finished in May 2020.

East Derwent Highway Jetty Road

We have made the northbound lane on the East Derwent Highway (heading towards Old Beach) wider, to make room for a dedicated lane for vehicles turning left into Jetty Road.

This project improved safety for all road users on the East Derwent Highway at the Jetty Road junction.

Work began in November 2019 and finished in March 2020.

Fortescue Bay Road Upgrades

We have completed work to upgrade 12 km of Fortescue Bay Road, from the Arthur Highway to the Parks and Wildlife Tasman Peninsula Field Office and Visitors Centre.

The work included re-sheeting the gravel road (adding new gravel to the road, grading and compacting), improving drainage and installing guide posts and signage.

This project will improve the condition and safety of Fortescue Bay Road, which provides public access to the Three Capes Track and surrounding areas.

Hastings Caves Road Sealing

We’ve sealed the unsealed sections of Hastings Caves Road, as a part of Tasmania’s Visitor Economy Roads Package.

This project has made the road safer and more accessible for tourists and commuters.

The project was completed in January 2020.

Huon Highway, Swamp Road Junction Right-turn Lane

We made the southbound lane on the Huon Highway (heading towards Franklin) wider, to make room for a dedicated lane for vehicles turning right into Swamp Road, and letting through traffic safely travel past waiting vehicles.

The project has made the road safer for all road users.

Work began in November 2019 and finished in March 2020.

Huon Highway, Dowlings Road - safety improvements

We have improved safety along this section of the Huon Highway by widening the northbound lane towards Hobart to provide safer turning movements for vehicles waiting to turn right into Dowlings Road, which provides access to Kate Hill Winery.

The project has made the road safer for all road users.

The project started in June and was completed in July 2020.

Lyell Highway Hamilton to Ouse - Shoulder Sealing

We’ve sealed about 4 kilometres of road between Hamilton and Ouse.

Sealed shoulders 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.

Works started on 6 January 2020, and were finished in May 2020.

Lyell Highway Road Sealing – New Norfolk

We have upgraded a 200 metre section of the Lyell Highway, east of Lachlan Bridge, next to Tyndall Park in New Norfolk.

During this project we strengthened and improved the condition of the road surface.

Works started in February 2020 and were completed in April 2020.

Sumac Road Upgrades

We have upgraded 7.7 km of Sumac and Roger River Roads, between Kanunnah Bridge on the Arthur River and Buffs Road, south of Roger River. The work included resurfacing the road, improving drainage and maintenance of the road edges.

Upgrading the road has made the road more accessible, providing another way to access the Tarkine Drive experience, a popular touring destination for visitors and locals. It has also provided a safer, stronger, and longer lasting road.

Works were completed in April 2020.

Waterhouse Road

We’ve sealed two sections of Waterhouse Road, starting at Banca Road heading towards Gladstone for about 5 km, and for 10.5 km, from Boobyalla to the existing sealed section of road east of Gladstone.

This project has made the road safer, providing a consistent, all-weather road environment.

Work on the first stage started in early February 2019, and was completed in early May 2019. Work on the final stage started in October 2019, and was finished in February 2020.