Department of State GrowthTransport

Arthur Highway - Eaglehawk Neck widening

The Tasmanian Government is improving the safety of the Arthur Highway at Eaglehawk Neck as a part of the Visitor Economy Roads Package.

About the project

The project includes widening the existing lanes of the Arthur Highway between Old Jetty Road and Blowhole Road, improving the road surface, and providing improved turning facilities in and out of Blowhole Road.

We will also be making provision for an on road pathway between the Dog Line Memorial and Blowhole Road. This pathway is a part of a larger community-led project being completed in stages from the tessellated car park to the Tasman Arch. Parks & Wildlife Services are working with the Tasman Council and community on a number of reserve upgrades and access improvements including this community project.

Construction work will start in late 2020.

Have Your Say Public consultation

We asked the community for their feedback in January-February 2020. The consultation period has now closed.

We’re reviewing feedback from stakeholders and a Consultation and Findings Summary will be made available in the coming weeks.

For further information about off road walking tracks in the area, contact Parks & Wildlife Services.


We will be doing pavement investigations to help us develop a design for the proposed Eaglehawk Neck road widening works.

The investigations will be carried out intermittently over the 2019-20 summer period. No investigation work will be undertaken during the Christmas period.

Working hours will be from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm from Monday to Friday, weather permitting, with the occasional Saturday.

How will the work affect you?

There will be minimal impact to local residents and we will make every effort to minimise noise by turning off vehicles when not in use.

During the days when we're doing investigations, there will be some temporary traffic changes to keep workers and road users safe.

Lane closures and a reduced speed limit will be in place during work hours and these may affect travel times.

Road users should allow up to 5 minutes extra travel time during this work. Please keep to speed limits and follow the directions of traffic controllers and signs.


If you have any questions, please contact us on 6210 0662 or