Tassie’s Bass Highway upgrades progressing

As part of a $280 million commitment to upgrade the Bass Highway between Marrawah and Launceston, works are continuing, with various key projects now completed.

The Monateric Road Project delivers new east-bound and west-bound overtaking lanes at Wiltshire, enabling the safe passing of slow-moving vehicles in either direction.

As part of the major works program, nine projects were delivered in 2021-22, including:

  • Junction improvements to Gates Road;
  • Realignment of Myalla Road junction;
  • Two overtaking lanes near Dallas Road and Monateric Road; and
  • Junction improvements at Mella Road and Dunn Street.

The upgrades aim to reduce the potential risk for crashes, reduce travel time, and support growth by providing a quality transport corridor for motorists.

A further three projects will be completed by the end of 2023/early 2024:

  • An overtaking lane near Morris Road;
  • Widening of the Highway at Togari; and
  • Completion of the Tollymore Road Project.

This week, Tasmanian Premier Jeremy Rockliff and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael Ferguson visited the completed Monateric Road Project.“The Tasmanian Liberal Government’s expenditure in 2020-21 alone was 245 per cent more than the last full year of the former Labor-Green Government and there’s plenty more coming in the future, with five high priority projects to be advertised this year,” said Ferguson.

“I look forward to coming here again to view progress with these other upcoming projects, which will truly transform the way in which people and goods move across this region.”

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