Department of State GrowthTransport

Bass Highway - Wynyard Junctions Safety Improvements

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

Location

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

Why are we 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
  • Deep Creek Road
  • Reservoir Drive*.

*This part of the project is funded by the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program.

Construction update November 2018

The next stage of work is well underway and includes 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

Works are expected to be finished by mid-December 2018, weather permitting.

The project design included a dedicated right turn lane at the intersection of Oldina Street, and the closure of Wilkinson Street. It is the Department’s view that these will provide the best safety outcomes for the community at this intersection. However as Wilkinson Street is a council road, the road will not be closed without the support of Waratah-Wynyard Council, so these works are currently on hold.

Traffic management

The works will be performed under an approved Traffic Management Plan by Tasmanian contractor Shaw Contracting (Aust) Pty Ltd to make sure there is as little disruption as possible for road users.

Speed restrictions and altered traffic conditions will be in place throughout construction to keep construction staff and road users safe. Short delays can be expected, so please plan ahead and allow extra time for your journey if traveling through the works.

Contact details

For more 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

On hold - Oldina Road and Wilkinson Street

Reservoir Drive

Updated Wednesday 21 November 2018