Department of State GrowthTransport

Road Projects

Bass Highway - Cooee to Wynyard Planning Study

The Department is undertaking a planning study along the Bass Highway between Cooee and Wynyard to identify areas to improve the highway reliability and safety.

Bass Highway - Latrobe Junctions Safety Improvements

The Australian and Tasmanian Governments have recently completed a series of safety improvements on the Bass Highway at Latrobe.

Bass Highway - Leith Overpass

The Department of State Growth is currently investigating options to construct an overpass across the Bass Highway, Leith.

Bass Highway - Wynyard Junctions Safety Improvements

The Australian and Tasmanian Governments have committed funding for safety improvements to be made at a number of junctions on the Bass Highway, Wynyard.

Bass Highway - west of Porters Bridge Road

The Tasmanian Government has committed funding to upgrade the Bass Highway on a 0.9 km section of road west of Porter’s Bridge overpass in early 2019, removing the existing road surface and replacing it with a new surface which will strengthen and improve the condition of the road.

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 2018/19

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.

Channel Highway - Bonnet Hill Safety Improvements

The Tasmanian Government has committed funding to improve the safety for all road users travelling along the Channel Highway in Bonnet Hill.

Channel Highway - North of Margate Safety improvements

The Department of State Growth is undertaking safety improvements on the Channel Highway just north of Margate. The work will involve widening the northbound lane for about 300 metres, next to the access to property numbers 1511, 1521 and 1531 Channel Highway.

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.

We invite you to have your say to help inform our long-term plan to manage future transport needs, reduce congestion and improve safety on the Domain Highway, and on sections of the Brooker Highway and Tasman Highway near the Queens Domain.

East Tamar Highway - Mowbray Connector - Intersection Upgrade

The Department of State Growth is currently undertaking design work for a roundabout at the East Tamar Highway - Mowbray Connector.

Esk Main Road - Road Reinstatement and Shoulder Widening

The Tasmanian Government has allocated funding for road reinstatement and shoulder widening on Esk Main Road. We will also be doing slip and bank stabilisation work along Esk Main Road from Tullochgorum Creek to Mount Foster Road.

Evandale Road Shoulder Sealing

The Tasmanian Government has allocated funding for shoulder sealing to be undertaken on Evandale Road.

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).

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.

Highland Lakes Road

The Tasmanian and Australian Governments have committed funding for road sealing work along Highland Lakes Road.

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 Grove - Right Turn Lane

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 Summerleas Road Intersection Upgrade

The Australian and Tasmanian Governments are jointly funding a project to upgrade the Huon Highway Summerleas Road intersection.

Lyell Highway Shoulder Sealing - Ouse to Strickland Road

The Tasmanian Government has allocated funding from the Road Safety Levy for shoulder sealing to be undertaken on the Lyell Highway.

Lyell Highway west of Strickland Road - Road Surface Renewal

The Department of State Growth is upgrading the Lyell Highway on a section of road west of Strickland Road. The works will involve removing the existing road surface and replacing this with a new surface which will strengthen and improve the condition of the road.

Midland Highway Safety Upgrades

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

The Tasmanian Government has allocated funds to carry out sealing work on Prossers Road over two years in two stages. These works will make travel safer, providing a consistent, all-weather road environment.

Richmond Road Master Plan

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

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.

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.

Traffic Signal Changes - Hobart

The Tasmanian Government took ownership of Macquarie Street and Davey Street in December 2018 .

To help ease congestion in Hobart, the Department of State Growth will be making changes to traffic signals at six intersections across the CBD this January.

Waterhouse Road sealing

The Tasmanian Government has allocated funds to carry out sealing work on Waterhouse Road in two stages, over two years.

These works will make travel safer, providing a consistent, all-weather road environment.