News, Road upgrades, Tasmania

Works begin to increase freight capacity on Tassie highway

Works have now begun to repair and strengthen the road surface on parts of Tassie’s Lyell Highway to allow for higher productivity freight vehicles.

The Tasmanian Department of State Growth has restarted works on two sections of the Lyell Highway, between Marked Tree Road, Gretna and Thousand Acre Lane, Hamilton.

These works are being completed as part of the Australian and Tasmanian Government’s Freight Capacity Upgrade Program, and began earlier this week on Monday, October 16.

Completion is expected by December 2023.

During these works, there will be some temporary traffic changes. During working hours (Monday to Friday, 7 am to 6 pm), lane closures and a reduced speed limit will be in place. Outside of working hours, a reduced speed limit may still be in place, as the road conditions may have changed.

Those using the route are advised to allow at least an extra 15 minutes when travelling on the Lyell Highway between Gretna and Hamilton between these dates.

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