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Huon Highway Summerleas Road Intersection Upgrade

Road works are now complete with the on and off ramps, roundabouts, the bridge and all lanes of the highway open to traffic.

Time lapse video of the construction works:

Features and safety benefits of the project

The project delivered a safer and more efficient intersection through:

  • a grade separated interchange with Summerleas Road passing under the Huon Highway
  • roundabouts on Summerleas Road to provide safe turning movements
  • an overtaking lane on the Huon Highway for traffic travelling towards the Huon Valley (lane beginning immediately north of Kingston interchange)
  • a flexible safety barrier to separate traffic on the Huon Highway
  • facilities for cyclists and pedestrians
  • safer bus stop locations.

Background

The Huon Highway is a key intra-regional corridor in Southern Tasmania connecting major industry sectors such as forestry, aquaculture and agriculture to central Hobart and other destinations.

Prior to these works, at the junction with Summerleas Road, the Highway passes adjacent to Kingston, one of Greater Hobart's highest growth residential areas. Summerleas Road is a major connection across the Highway linking residential areas to major commercial, educational and other facilities at Kingston.

The existing intersection had a history of crashes, notably those related to right-turn movements from Huon Highway to Summerleas Road and cross-highway traffic on Summerleas Road.

Construction

Work started in February 2017 and was completed in July 2018.

Funding

This project was funded by the Australian and Tasmanian Governments.

Latest News Updates

Regular project updates were provided throughout the project View latest news here

Supporting Documents

Design for Huon Highway Summerleas Road Intersection Upgrade (9.8MB PDF)

A2 Elevation design poster Huon Hwy Summerleas Road Intersection (330KB PDF)

View the Summerleas Intersection Improvements Q&A sheet (230KB PDF)

Construction photos

17 July 2018

19 June 2018

4 May 2018

12  April 2018

1 March 2018

February 2018

15 January 2018

7 December 2017

30 November 2017

1 November 2017

16 October 2017

08 August 2017 - Photo courtesy of VEC Shaw Joint Venture

25 July 2017

14 June 2017

19 May 2017

Temporary side road 19 May 2017

Construction 4 March 2017

Contact

For construction queries please call the contractor on 0427 718 375.

For any project design queries please call 1800 753 878 or contact the Department of State Growth on info@stategrowth.tas.gov.au.

Updated Wednesday, 22 August 2018.