Tasman Highway - Great Eastern Drive
The Tasmanian Government has committed funding to upgrade the Great Eastern Drive as part of the Road Package to support Tasmania’s Visitor Economy.
The project will improve the driver experience, overall safety, and travel time reliability for all road users along this popular touring route. The project is underway. Some upgrades have been completed, some are being constructed, and some projects are scheduled to start work over the next few years.
The next package of works on the Great Eastern Drive will improve safety and efficiency at junctions and entries to popular tourism experiences.
Works will start at the following locations in early August, and will be finished in in 2021, weather and other conditions permitting.
In July 2020 Gradco was announced as the successful tenderer for this package of works.
There are more improvements planned for the Great Eastern Drive, including:
The first stage of works started in late 2018 and was finished in May 2019. The second stage started construction on 30 September 2019 and was finished in early 2020. The third stage of works started in March 2020, and were finished in June 2020.
During 2018 we asked the community to identify areas for improvement, highlight any safety concerns and make suggestions about how and where changes could be made. This information will inform a planning study that will provide the basis for future projects, subject to funding.
For further information about the project please contact the Project Manager, Stefano Conforti, on 6166 3379 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org