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Midland Highway Safety Works Package - Epping Forest to Powranna

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Late 2017 - Early 2019
Estimated Project Cost:$34,247,558
Australian Government Contribution:$27,398,046
Local Council/Shire:Northern Midlands Council
Corridor:Hobart - Burnie

Project Description

The project will upgrade an 11.5 km section of the Midland Highway from Barton Road to Powranna Road. The upgrade will include construction of additional sections of 2 + 1 lane arrangements to provide overtaking facilities, widening of the highway to include a central median incorporating flexible safety barrier, provision of turning facilities and treatment of roadside hazards.


It is intended that the project will achieve a minimum 3 star AusRAP rating on this section of the highway, in accordance with the Midland Highway 10 year Action Plan, and result in a reduction in crashes.


The estimated cost of the project is $34.2 million. The Australian Government is contributing up to $27.4 million and the Tasmanian Government up to $6.8 million.


Construction commenced in October 2017 and is expected to be completed in early 2019.

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Project details last updated: 20/12/2017