Department of State GrowthTransport

Bass Highway - Wynyard Junctions Safety Improvements

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

Location

This project is located on the Bass Highway, Wynyard, along a section of road commonly known as the Wynyard bypass.

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

The Department has worked closely with the Waratah-Wynyard Council to address community concerns regarding safety at the intersections within this section of highway.

This project will improve safety at the following intersections:

  • Calder Road and York Street
  • Inglis Street
  • Oldina Road and Wilkinson Street
  • Deep Creek Road
  • Reservoir Drive*.

*This segment of the project is funded by the Australian Government’s Black Spot Programme.

Construction update August 2018

Work has been completed at Reservoir Drive and Deep Creek Road intersections.

The next stage of work has started and will include the following safety upgrades:

  • a roundabout will be built at the intersection of Calder Road and York Street
  • Inglis Street will become left-in, left-out
  • a dedicated right turn lane will be installed on the Bass Highway at the intersection of Oldina Street.

Works are expected to be completed by the end of December 2018, weather permitting.

The project design also includes the closure of Wilkinson Street and it is the Department’s view that this will provide the best safety outcome for the community, however as Wilkinson Street is a council road, the road will not be closed without the support of Council.

The works will be performed under an approved Traffic Management Plan by Tasmanian contractor Shaw Contracting (Aust) Pty Ltd to ensure the least possible disruption to road users. Speed restrictions and altered traffic conditions will be in place throughout construction to ensure for the safety of construction staff and road users. Short delays can be expected so please plan ahead and allow extra time for your journey if traveling through the works.

Contact details

For further information please contact Project Manager, Stefano Conforti, on (03) 6166 3379 or via email: info@stategrowth.tas.gov.au

Site contact: Reg Waters, Shaw Contracting: 0408 515 157 or via email: regw@shawcontracting.com.au

Design plans

Calder Road and York Street

Calder Road and York Street

Deep Creek Road

Inglis Street

Oldina Road and Wilkinson Street

Reservoir Drive

Updated Friday, 31 August 2018