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About the project

We have worked closely with the Waratah-Wynyard Council to address community concerns about safety at the intersections within this section of highway.

This project is located on the Bass Highway, Wynyard, along a section of road commonly known as the Wynyard bypass.

Intersection of Bass Highway and Oldina Road

Upgrades to this intersection were first proposed in 2017 as part of a package of upgrades along the Bass Highway at Wynyard to improve safety.

The improvements will include a dedicated right turn lane from the Bass Highway into Oldina Road, a deceleration lane for vehicles turning left into Oldina Road from the highway, and the permanent closure of Wilkinson Street at the Bass Highway end.

The closure was approved by Waratah-Wynyard Council in 2019, but works were put on hold while awaiting approval to close Wilkinson Street. Approval to close Wilkinson Street was granted in late 2021, and works are now scheduled to start in mid May 2022.

The upgrade will improve the safety at this section of the highway by taking turning traffic out of the way of through traffic on the highway. It will also remove the potential for crashes involving vehicles crossing the highway between Wilkinson Street and Oldina Road.

Timing

We will start working on Monday, 16 May 2022 and should be finished in late 2022, weather permitting.

We will be working between 7:00 am and 6:00 pm, Monday to Friday and, when required, between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm Saturdays.

Traffic changes

Access to the Bass Highway from Wilkinson Street will be closed from 18 May 2022.

There will also be a reduced speed limit and lane closures on the Bass HIghway during our work.

Please allow up to 10 minutes extra travel time, keep to speed limits and follow the directions of traffic controllers.

Safety improvements have been completed at the following intersections:

  • Calder Road and York Street
  • Inglis Street
  • Deep Creek Road
  • Reservoir Drive*.

*This part of the project is funded by the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program.

Contact details

For more information please email: info@stategrowth.tas.gov.au