Huon Highway - Sandfly Road - intersection safety upgrade
We are improving safety at the Huon Highway / Sandfly Road Intersection.
Over the last 10 years, there have been 33 reported crashes at the intersection. The numbers per category are:
The main type of crash involves vehicles turning right out of Sandfly road towards Kingston.
The revised design will improve road safety and provide safer bus and freight transport movements at the intersection.
View the community consultation and feedback reports below:
You can also view the report for a speed limit review at the Sandfly intersection below:
Hazell Bros have been awarded the contract for the Huon Highway / Sandfly Road Intersection safety upgrade.
Works will start in February 2021, with completion anticipated to be at the end of 2021, weather permitting.
From Thursday, 1 July 2021, there will be a minor traffic change that will affect road users travelling on the Huon Highway towards Huonville.
There will be no change to traffic travelling from Huonville towards Hobart at the Sandfly intersection.
Huonville-bound traffic will use the newly-constructed traffic lane, with signs in place to guide road users.
To keep everyone safe, the speed limit through the project site will be reduced to 40km/h to allow road users to become familiar with the new arrangements.
Please allow five minutes extra travel time and follow the directions of traffic controllers and signs.
We asked people for their feedback in June/July 2019 on a concept design to improve safety at the intersection.
We considered the feedback from the community and key stakeholders, and used it to develop a new concept design.
The revised concept design was presented to key stakeholders and the wider community in July/August, 2020 and includes the following features.
We undertook a second round of consultation and invited feedback from the community in July 2020 on a new concept design, the elongated wide median treatment, to improve safety at the intersection (see image).
We considered all feedback, including individual feedback, as well as having consulted with Kingborough and Huon Valley Councils, local industry, business owners, and key stakeholders to determine a final design solution. This solution is based on community consultation and feedback
View the 2019 Consultation Summary Report.
View the 2020 Consultation Summary Report
The design incorporates the following improvements.
For further information about the project, please contact our Stakeholder Engagement Consultant, Lucy Bennett, on 0408 074 592, or by email, firstname.lastname@example.org