News, Road upgrades, Tasmania

Construction begins on new $29.2 million bypass in Tassie

A new bypass that aims to improve traffic flow and safety in the town of Huonville on the Huon River in south-east Tasmania has now commenced construction.

The Huon Link Road will provide an easier connection between the Huon Highway and Channel Highway.

The route for the project was established following consultation with the community and key stakeholders in 2021 and 2022.

The Tasmanian Government has committed $16 million and the Australian Government $13.2 million to the new link.

The new road starts near the junction of Orchard Avenue and the Huon Highway and connects with Flood Road near the corner of Sale Street.

Roundabouts will be constructed at the Orchard Avenue and Huon Highway junction, and at the intersection with Sale Street and Knights Road.

“This vital project will improve traffic flow and enhance pedestrian safety in the Huonville town centre and provide traffic a reliable alternative route when part of the Channel Highway is flooded,” said Federal Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Transport and Senator for Tasmania Carol Brown.

The Huon Link Road will open to traffic in early 2025, once construction of the entire project, including upgrading Flood Road, is finished.

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