|Funding Program:||Investment Road and Rail Program
|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
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