|Funding Programme:||Investment Road and Rail Programme
|Expected Start/Finish:||Early 2017 - Early 2018
|Estimated Project Cost:||$17,401,202
|Australian Government Contribution:||$13,920,962
|Local Council/Shire:||Northern Midlands Council
|Corridor:||Hobart - Burnie
Upgrade 7.23 kilometres of the Midland Highway from Symmons Plains to South of Perth. The upgrade will involve widening the existing highway through the provision of alternating lengths of 2 + 1 lane arrangements, improving the horizontal and vertical alignment and providing upgrades to the Woolmers Lane and Leighlands Secondary Road junctions.
The upgrade of the Midland Highway (Symmons Plains to South of Perth) will deliver significant safety benefits, in particular, a reduction in the incidence of head-on crashes.
It is intended that the project will achieve a minimum 3 star rating on this section of the Midland Highway.
The Australian Government has committed $13,920,962 to this project with the Tasmanian Government to contribute the balance.
Construction commenced on 9 January 2017 and is expected to be completed in early 2018.
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Project details last updated: 19/06/2017