Works are now underway on the final section of Tasmania’s Midland Highway upgrade project, which starts just north of Campbell Town and extends 20.8 kilometres to Epping Forest.
Works will include road widening, junction improvements, extending sealed shoulders, new overtaking lanes and installing a flexible safety barrier to reduce head-on collisions.
The final section of works comes at a price-tag of $53.9 million – with $37.8 million committed by the federal government, and the remaining $16.1 million funded by the state government.
Construction company Fulton Hogan has started preliminary work on the project under a $42 million contract.
Work also started earlier this year on two Midland Highway Upgrade projects, near Oatlands and Ross.
The Oatlands section extends from Jericho to south of York Plains and the Ross works are taking place between Mona Vale Road and Campbell Town.
The package of works for both of the Oatlands and Ross projects include road widening, extending sealed shoulders and providing additional overtaking lanes.
“The Campbell Town North project is one of three projects totalling 51.8 kilometres now under construction that will complete the 10-year program of upgrades,” said Tasmanian Infrastructure and Transport Minister Michael Ferguson.
“This puts the safety upgrade of Tasmania’s main north-south transport route on track for completion in the summer of 2024–25.”
These upgrades form part of the $565 million Midland Highway 10 Year Action Plan that aims to deliver a minimum 3-star rating for the highway.