Department of State GrowthTransport

Road Projects

Arthur Highway Overtaking Lane

The Tasmanian Government has committed to the Arthur Highway Overtaking Lane project as a part of the South East Traffic Solution.

Arthur Highway - Eaglehawk Neck widening

The Tasmanian Government is improving the safety of the Arthur Highway at Eaglehawk Neck as a part of the Visitor Economy Roads Package.

The project includes widening the Arthur Highway between Old Jetty Road and Blowhole Road, improving the road surface, and providing improved turning facilities in and out of Blowhole Road.

Bass Highway

The Department of State Growth is investing in upgrades to improve safety and travel time reliability on the Bass Highway, including the Cooee - Wynyard and Wynyard - Marrawah Planning Studies, junction upgrades, bridge strengthening and more. Find out more.

New Bridgewater Bridge

As part of the Hobart City Deal, the Australian and Tasmanian Governments have committed $576 million for a new Bridgewater Bridge. This is the largest ever investment in a single transport project in Hobart’s history.

Bridge Replacement Works 2018/19

The Australian and Tasmanian Governments are committed to strengthening and replacing Tasmanian bridges on key routes to retain the existing levels of service for heavy vehicle freight and community access.

Bridge Strengthening Works 2019/20

The Tasmanian Government is committed to strengthening Tasmanian bridges on key routes to retain the existing levels of service for heavy vehicle freight and community access.

Bruny Island – upgrade to ferry vehicle waiting area

The Department of State Growth is upgrading the Bruny Island vehicle waiting areas at Roberts Point.

Bruny Island Main Road upgrades

The Tasmanian Government has allocated $6 million to continue sealing Bruny Island Main Road. The two sections being prioritised for sealing are between Alonnah and Lunawanna, and between Lunawanna and the start of Lighthouse Road.

Channel Highway - Kingston to Margate Planning Study

The Department of State Growth is doing a planning study along the Channel Highway between Kingston and Margate.

Channel Highway - Margate – Road Sealing

The Department of State Growth is funding essential road maintenance and sealing on the Channel Highway between Van Morey Road and the Baretta Waste Management Facility.

Domain Highways Planning Study

The Australian and Tasmanian Governments have committed funding to investigate potential upgrades and improvements to the highways that surround Hobart’s Queens Domain.

East Derwent Highway Jetty Road - Left Turn Lane

The Tasmanian Government is committed to improving safety on the East Derwent Highway.

East Derwent Highway Upgrade - Golf Links Road to Sugarloaf Road

We're upgrading the section of the East Derwent Highway between Golf Links Road and Sugarloaf Road to make it safer and improve traffic flow, with two lanes in each direction, a new off-road shared path and improved intersections.

East Tamar Highway - Mowbray Connector - Intersection Upgrade

The Department of State Growth has completed design work for a roundabout at the East Tamar Highway - Mowbray Connector.

Esk Main Road - Shoulder Sealing

The Australian and Tasmanian Governments have allocated funding for safety upgrades on two sections of Esk Main Road between Fingal and St Marys.

Evandale Road duplication - Launceston Airport to Breadalbane

The Tasmanian Government has started planning work to upgrade Evandale Road to four lanes, from the entrance to the Launceston Airport to the Breadalbane roundabout.

The Freight Access Bridge Upgrades program

The Freight Access Bridge Upgrades Program will upgrade state road bridges in order to allow for high-productivity freight vehicles (HPFV).

Fortescue Bay Road Upgrades

The Tasmanian Government has committed funding through the Visitor Economy Roads Package to make improvements to Fortescue Bay Road.

Goderich Street - Intersection upgrades

The Tasmanian Government is progressing two high priority intersection upgrades in Invermay, Launceston.

Hastings Caves Road Sealing

The Tasmanian Government has allocated funds to seal Hastings Caves Road, as a part of Tasmania’s Visitor Economy Roads Package. This work involves sealing the unsealed sections of Hastings Caves Road. The first stage of work has been completed, and the second stage of works will start in September 2019.

Highland Lakes Road, 'Pub with no Beer' Corner Safety Upgrade

We are realigning about 800m of the existing section of the Highlands Lakes Road at the 'Pub with no Beer' Corner.

Hobart Airport Interchange

The Tasmanian and Australian governments have committed $30 million to construct a four-lane interchange that will replace the Hobart Airport roundabout.

Huon Highway Dowlings Road – Safety Improvements

The Department of State Growth is improving safety on the Huon Highway at Dowlings Road. The project will improve safety for all road users along this section of the 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.

Huon Highway Grove Safety Improvements

The Department of State Growth is improving safety on the Huon Highway along the Grove straight, near the Willie Smith’s Apple Shed. The southbound lane towards Huonville will be widened for approximately 300 metres, to make room for a dedicated lane for vehicles turning right into the Apple Shed.

Huon Highway / Sandfly Road Intersection Safety Upgrade

The State Government has committed $2 million to deliver immediate safety improvements for the Huon Highway / Sandfly Road Intersection.

Huon Highway - Swamp Road Right Turn Lane

The Tasmanian Government has allocated funding to continue safety improvements on the Huon Highway. This project will improve safety for all road users on the Huon Highway at the Swamp Road junction by adding a dedicated lane for vehicles turning right into Swamp Road.

Lyell Highway New Norfolk – Road Sealing

The Department of State Growth is funding essential road maintenance and sealing on the Lyell Highway.

Lyell Highway Shoulder Sealing - Hamilton - Ouse

The Tasmanian Government has allocated funding for shoulder sealing on the Lyell Highway.

Midland Highway Safety Upgrades

Mudwalls Road

We’re committed to improving safety on Mud Walls Road between Franklin Street and Jerusalem Creek Bridge, in Colebrook.

Murchison Highway - Road Improvements

The Australian and Tasmanian Governments have allocated funding to continue upgrading the Murchison Highway under the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Programme.

Prossers Road sealing

We are sealing Prossers Road to make it safer, and provide a consistent, all-weather road environment. The second stage of works in starting in October 2019.

Richmond Road Master Plan

The Master Plan examines the current traffic related issues for road users travelling between Cambridge and Richmond.

Rokeby Corridor Planning Study

The Tasmanian Government is funding a Planning Study for the Rokeby Corridor. The Planning Study will identify options to improve safety for all road users, improve travel time reliability, and encourage public and active transport.

Sorell to Hobart Planning Study

The Tasmanian Government has commissioned a planning study to look at ways to reduce congestion and improve travel time reliability on the Tasman Highway between Sorell and Hobart.

South East Traffic Solution

The South East Traffic Solution aims to help maintain the liveability of Sorell and the Southern Beaches by reducing travel times through a more efficient and safer road network.

Southern Outlet Fifth Lane

Building a fifth lane on the Southern Outlet between Kingston and Hobart is a key aspect of the Tasmanian Government’s Greater Hobart Traffic Solution.

Sumac Road

The Tasmanian Government has committed funding through the Visitor Economy Roads Package to make improvements to Sumac Road and Roger River Road.

Tasman Highway - Great Eastern Drive

The Tasmanian Government has committed funding to upgrade the Great Eastern Drive to enhance the experience for the increasing visitor numbers and improve safety for all road users.

Tasman Highway/ Skyline Drive Intersection

Tasman Highway/ Skyline Drive Intersection is an important aspect of the Tasmanian Government's initiative to upgrade the Great Eastern Drive.

The project will deliver improved road safety, improved pedestrian safety and safer bus movements at the intersection.

Waterhouse Road sealing

The Department of State Growth will start on the second stage of sealing works on Waterhouse Road in late 2019.

West Tamar Highway Safety Improvements

The Department of State Growth is upgrading four sections of the West Tamar Highway. This project will improve the liveability of communities along the highway by making the highway safer, and improving travel time reliability to and from Launceston.