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Midland Highway Upgrade

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:Underway
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Early 2014 - Late 2023
Estimated Project Cost:$500,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$400,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Launceston City Council,Northern Midlands Council,Southern Midlands Council
State:TAS
Corridor:Hobart - Burnie

Project Description

The Midland Highway Safety Works Package is a series of projects that will complete safety works such as installing flexible barriers, widening shoulders, removing roadside hazards, upgrading intersections, realigning tight curves, and providing additional overtaking lanes and rest areas.

Benefits

The project will improve safety on the highway and achieve a minimum 3 Star AusRAP Safety Rating.

Funding

The total project cost is $500 million.  The Australian Government is contributing $400 million and the Tasmanian Government $100 million.

Timetable

The project commended in January 2014 and is expected to be completed in 2023-2024.

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Project details last updated: 3/10/2017