Department of State GrowthTransport

Bass Highway west of Porters Bridge Road

The Tasmanian Government is upgrading the Bass Highway west of Porter’s Bridge Road overpass.

About the project

Stage two – October 2019

During stage two of this project we will be working on the Bass Highway in Exton, starting 900 metres from Porter’s Bridge overpass and heading west for about 900 metres.

We will rebuild and strengthen the base layers of the road, and then resurface the road. The works will strengthen and improve the condition of the road, and make it safer for all road users

Works will start Monday 14 October and should be finished by Sunday 17 November, weather permitting.

A separate project on the Bass Highway, west of South Esk River Bridge started in mid-November, and will be finished by the end of 2019, weather permitting. More information: Bass Highway west of South Esk River Bridge


Roadworks will start on Monday 14 October, and will take place from 7:00 am – 6:00 pm, Monday to Friday.

Some traffic changes will be in place to keep our workers and all road users safe. There will be a reduced speed limit and lane closures during the works, but one lane of traffic will remain open at all times.

An alternate route is available, and will be promoted on signs at key locations near the project.

You can download a map showing the alternate route here.

Stage one – completed 2018

The first stage of upgrades involved resurfacing a 900 metre stretch of the Highway, from Porters Bridge Overpass travelling west, and were completed in early 2019

This project improved the condition of the road surface by addressing issues with the old road surface. The works involved removing the existing road surface, and replacing it with a new surface has strengthened and improved the condition of the road.

Stage one location

Click the image below to enlarge the location map.

A map showing the location of works on the Bass Highway, west of Porters Bridge Road


For more information about the project please contact the Project Manager, Robyn Hawkins, on 6165 5033 or by email at:

13 Dec 2018