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Midland Highway Upgrade – Perth to Breadalbane Duplication

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Funding Programme:Investment Road and Rail Programme
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Early 2016 - Early 2018
Estimated Project Cost:$44,380,000
Australian Government Contribution:$35,504,000
Local Council/Shire:Northern Midlands Council
State:TAS
Corridor:Hobart - Burnie

Project Description

The project will upgrade 4.5 kilometres of the Midland Highway between Perth and Breadalbane to four lanes.

Benefits

The duplication of the highway from Perth to Breadalbane will support improved safety and transport efficiency, provide a minimum 3 star AusRAP rating for this section of the highway and address capacity constraints and provide for additional capacity for projected traffic volumes through to 2030.

Funding

The Australian Government has committed $35,504,000 to this project with the Tasmanian Government to contribute the balance.

Timetable

Scoping of the project commenced in February 2015 and was completed in September 2015. Construction commenced in February 2016 and is expected to be completed by early 2018.

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Project details last updated: 9/06/2017