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Midland Highway Safety Works Package – Symmons Plains to South of Perth

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Road
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
State:TAS
Corridor:Hobart - Burnie

Project Description

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.

Benefits

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.

Funding

The Australian Government has committed $13,920,962 to this project with the Tasmanian Government to contribute the balance.

Timetable

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