Department of State GrowthTransport

Huon Highway Dowlings Road – Safety Improvements

The Department of State Growth is improving safety on the Huon Highway at Dowlings Road.

About the project

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

The project will improve safety for all road users along this section of the highway by widening the northbound lane towards Hobart to provide safer turning movements for vehicles waiting to turn right into Dowlings Road, which provides access to Kate Hill Winery.

The Tasmanian Government has committed $1.5 million for Huon Highway Priority Safety Upgrades.

This project is one of several locations identified for safety upgrades by Huon Valley Council.

Other locations include:

  • Willie Smith’s Apple Shed – (click link for status of this project.)
  • Reid Fruits
  • Basin Road (which provides access to Hansen Orchards)
  • The Honey Pot
  • Mountain River Road (Grove shop).


The project is located on the Huon Highway at Dowlings Road just north of Huonville.


The project is currently in the planning phase and we will be carrying out field investigations and a survey to help us prepare for construction.

We will be working between 8.00 am and 6.00 pm and expect to complete the investigations in two shifts between Wednesday 4 December and Thursday 5 December, weather permitting.

There will be some temporary traffic changes to ensure the safety of workers and road users. Lane closures and a reduced speed limit will be in place during work hours and may affect travel times. Motorists should allow up to 8 minutes extra travel time during this work.

Please keep to the speed limits and follow the directions of traffic controllers and signs.

Construction is proposed for 2020.

Future works

The next location for a safety upgrade is the northern access to Reid Fruits. This project involves widening the southbound lane to provide safer turning movements for vehicles waiting to turn right into Reid Fruits. This project is in the early planning stage.

Contact Details

For information about the project please contact our Stakeholder Engagement Consultant, Lucy Bennett, on 0408 074 592 or by email,

Updated: 26 Nov 2019