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Midland Highway Safety Works Package – Kempton to Melton Mowbray

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:Completed
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Early 2016 - Mid 2017
Estimated Project Cost:$12,960,000
Australian Government Contribution:$10,368,000
Local Council/Shire:Southern Midlands Council
State:TAS
Corridor:Hobart - Burnie

Project Description

The project has upgraded a 10 km section of the Midland Highway between Kempton and Melton Mowbray, in two stages, to achieve a minimum 3 star AusRAP rating in accordance with the Midland Highway 10 year Action Plan. Stage 1 of the project has upgraded a 4.4 km section from north of Kempton to Melton Mowbray.

Benefits

The upgrade of the Midland Highway (Kempton to Melton Mowbray) will deliver significant safety benefits, in particular, a reduction in the incidence of head-on crashes.

The project has achieved a minimum 3 star AusRAP rating on this section of the Midland Highway.

Funding

The Australian Government committed $10,368,000 to Stage 1 of this project with the Tasmanian Government contributing the balance.

Timetable

Scoping of the project was completed in mid 2015.  Construction commenced on Stage 1 in February 2016 and was completed in May 2017.

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Project details last updated: 1/08/2017