Department of State GrowthTransport

Lyell Highway Ouse to Strickland - Shoulder Sealing

The Tasmanian Government allocated funding from the Road Safety Levy for shoulder sealing to be undertaken on the Lyell Highway.


The work happened along approximately 3.5 kilometres of road north of the Ouse township in the direction of Strickland Road.

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

The key objective of this project is to improve safety for all road users through the provision of sealed shoulders that reduce run-off road crashes by providing additional space for the driver to recover control of a vehicle that has drifted out of the travel lane.  

The Lyell Highway is a key strategic passenger, freight and tourism route between Hobart and Queenstown.


These works are complete.


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Location map of shoulder sealing works

Photos prior to construction, 13 September 2017

Photo of shoulder sealing work south of Hamilton, completed in May 2017

Contact details

For further information about the project please contact the Project Manager, Robyn Hawkins, on 6165 5033 or by email at:

Updated Tuesday, 12 June 2018.