Department of State GrowthTransport

Arthur Highway Overtaking Lane

The Tasmanian Government has committed to the Arthur Highway Overtaking Lane project as a part of the South East Traffic Solution.

This project will improve safety on the highway. It will reduce delays and driver frustration by increasing overtaking opportunities.

About the project

The Department has finished a design plan for the project.

The design plan was updated following consultation with the community, and includes:

  • 500 metre southeast bound overtaking lane.
  • Separate turn lanes for the Valleyfield Road and Schofield Drive junctions.
  • Safer school bus stop locations and U-turn facilities in Valleyfield Road and Schofield Drive.

The U-turn and safe bus stop locations will be a safe place for buses to pick up and drop off passengers. They will help us meet the current and future needs of the community.

Additional information

Design plan

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Arthur Highway Overtaking Lane design plan


Arthur Highway, between Valleyfield Road and Schofield Drive.

About the South East Traffic Solution

This upgrade on the Arthur Highway is part of a planned suite of projects, known as the South-East Traffic Solutions, to upgrade the Tasman Highway between the Airport and Sorell and Arthur Highway south of Iron Creek Bridge in south-east Tasmania.

These projects will ensure safer and more reliable travel in south-east Tasmania for locals and visitors alike.

Find out more: South East Traffic Solution