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.


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.

Current situation - August 2018

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

To date, a sealed shoulder in the uphill direction has now been completed for over 4.4 kilometres, or 98 per cent, of the Channel Highway over Bonnet Hill. Line marking will be undertaken when the weather improves in spring.

Heavy rainfall and cold weather have contributed to delays in construction.

The last section to be completed (Glen Albyn Corner) is currently in the final design phase, with works on this section (approx. 90 metres) will be undertaken once weather improves.

Damaged Stormwater Drain - Lynden Road

In addition to the safety improvement works at Lynden Straight, it has been identified that a stormwater drain near the junction of Channel Highway and Lynden Road needs to be replaced. Works to replace this stormwater drain will be undertaken in September/October 2018.

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:

Updated Monday, 6 August 2018.