Department of State GrowthTransport

Channel Highway - Bonnet Hill Safety Improvements

The Tasmanian Government is committed to improving the safety for all road users travelling along the Channel Highway in Bonnet Hill.

By the conclusion of these works there will be a complete sealed shoulder for the uphill direction over Bonnet Hill.

About the project

Location

The project site is located on the Channel Highway, Bonnet Hill, from Proctors Road to Baringa Road, Taroona.

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

These safety improvements will provide increased space for all road users (including cyclists) to travel safely through the uphill sections of Bonnet Hill.

The works include:

  • Widened and sealed shoulders to provide a safer shared environment for all road users.
  • Improved signage when approaching curves to reduce run-off road risk.

Construction update - October 2018

The final sections of this project are being completed by Tasmanian contractor Hazell Bros Group Pty Ltd.

The sealed shoulder has now been completed for over 4.4 kilometres in the uphill direction, or 98 per cent of the Channel Highway over Bonnet Hill.

Works to complete the last section of shoulder widening will start on Monday, 29 October 2018.

We expect these works to take around 8 weeks to complete. This work will involve both day and night works.

Traffic impacts

From Monday, 29 October a 150 metre section of the Channel Highway between the Shot Tower and Bonnie Brae Road (known as Glen Albyn Corner) will be reduced to one lane. Concrete barriers will be used to isolate the work site and traffic lights will be used to control traffic.

Please allow extra time if travelling through this area, and follow all directions given by traffic controllers for your safety and that of our workers.

Contact details

Site contact: Chris Osborne, Hazell Bros Group, 0408 103 164.

For further information about the project please contact the Project Manager, Robyn Hawkins, on 6165 5033, or by email at: info@stategrowth.tas.gov.au

Updated Monday, 15 October 2018.