|Funding Program:||Investment Road and Rail Program
|Expected Start/Finish:||Late 2018 - Mid 2021
|Estimated Project Cost:||$92,321,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$83,088,900
|Local Council/Shire:||Northern Midlands Council
|Corridor:||Hobart - Burnie
Upgrade of the Midland Highway around the township of Perth, including a new dual carriageway starting west of the South Esk River Bridge to the north of Perth, linking to the existing Perth to Breadalbane duplication (at the Breadalbane roundabout); upgrade of the western connection to a full interchange with inclusion of on and off ramps at the northern connection; new roundabout at the southern entrance to Perth, near the existing Midland Highway and Eskleigh Road; new underpass for the existing rail line south of Illawarra Main Road; and new grade separated interchange at the tie-in of the new dual carriageway (at the northern end of Perth) for access to Perth.
The duplication of the highway will improve safety and enhance transport efficiency between the southern and western regions of the State and will ensure that this section of the highway that carries higher volumes of traffic will be safe and reliable into the future.
The estimated cost of the project is $92.3 million. The Australian Government is contributing $83.1 million and the Tasmanian Government the remaining amount.
Construction commenced on September 2018 and is expected to be completed by mid 2021.
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Project details last updated: 5/09/2018