Department of State GrowthTransport

Bass Highway - Leith Overpass

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

Location

Why is the Department of State Growth doing work on this road?

An overpass will eliminate the need for vehicles to turn right across the Bass Highway from Short Street and Braddons Lookout Road whilst maintaining the connection between communities on both sides of the Highway.

Current situation

A number of interim measures have been arranged in order to immediately improve the safety of this intersection:

  • Changes were made to the Leith and Turners Beach bus routes to eliminate the need for the Leith bus service to turn right onto the Bass Highway from Short Street and Braddons Lookout Road.
  • Electronic warning signage has been installed to alert road users travelling on the Bass Highway of vehicles entering from Short Street and Braddons Lookout Road.

Community consultation

A community information session was held on Tuesday, 12 June to discuss the proposed overpass on the Bass Highway at Leith.

The proposed options and comments from the community are available for viewing via our interactive map.

The Department of State Growth is committed to keeping the community updated as this project progresses.

Concept designs

Bass Highway - Leith Overpass - Background Information poster (Click on image to enlarge)

Bass Highway - Leith Overpass - Background information

Bass Highway - Leith Overpass - Concept Options Overview (Click on image to enlarge)

Bass Highway - Leith Overpass - Concept Options Overview

Bass Highway - Leith Overpass - Option 1 - Leith Road to Bridge Street (Click on image to enlarge)

Bass Highway - Leith Overpass - Option 1 - Leith Road to Bridge Street

Bass Highway - Leith Overpass - Option 2 - Allport Street (East) to Casey Street (Click on image to enlarge)

Bass Highway - Leith Overpass - Option 2 - Allport Street (East) to Casey Street

Bass Highway - Leith Overpass - Option 3 - Allport Street (East) to Allport Street (West) (Click on image to enlarge)

Bass Highway - Leith Overpass - Option 3 - Allport Street (East) to Allport Street (West)

Contact details

For further information about the project please contact the Project Manager, Kevin Bourne, on 03 6166 3422 or email: info@stategrowth.tas.gov.au