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About the program

The Murchison Highway and Zeehan Highway are the main and most direct routes for road users between Rosebery and Zeehan on Tasmania’s west coast.

These upgrades will provide a wider and safer road for all road users by curve widening, shoulder sealing, and gravel verges.

More formal overtaking opportunities and strategically located truck pull-off and load checking sites for heavy vehicle users will also be created. These sites will allow heavy vehicle operators space to safely check their loads.

The Murchison Highway has been progressively upgraded from Belvoir Road south to Sterling River Bridge to support future increased demand from mining and tourism traffic.

The Murchison Highway is a key freight and passenger route connecting the west and north regions of Tasmania. It is critical for the movement of freight to Burnie Port for export and to other locations within Tasmania. The majority of mining freight is moved via this road.

1Upcoming projects

Murchison Highway - Stitt River Bridge to Henty Main Road

These upgrades will provide a wider and safer road for all road users by widening road curves, and sealing shoulders and gravel edges.

More overtaking opportunities and strategically located truck pull-off and load checking sites for heavy vehicle users will also be created.

These sites will allow heavy vehicle operators space to safely check their loads.

The upgrades will be carried out in two stages:

Stage 1

Stage 1 of upgrades will include the Zeehan Highway between the Murchison Highway and Henty Main Road in Zeehan.
The construction contract for these upgrades will be tendered in August 2022.

Stage 2

Stage 2 of upgrades will include the Murchison Highway between Argent River/Serpentine Hill and Ring River.
The construction contract for these upgrades will be tendered in November 2022.

Contact details

For further information about the project, please contact our Stakeholder Engagement Consultant, Allison Madson on 0497 387 017 or by email, allison@tazmad.com.au