• Funding program Roads of Strategic Importance
  • Status Under construction
  • Transport mode Road
  • Expected start/finish Early 2022 - Mid 2026
  • Estimated project cost $80,000,000
  • Australian Government contribution $64,000,000
  • Local Council/Shire Meander Valley Council,Northern Midlands Council
  • State TAS

Project description

The Project will upgrade Illawarra Main Road between the western extents of Perth Links Road to the Bass Highway at Carrick, in Northern Tasmania.


The upgrades are expected to prioritise widening, improving and adding protected overtaking lanes to the section from Bass Highway to Longford, and to improve and shorten the route for both freight and passenger vehicles.


The estimated cost of the project is $80 million. The Australian Government is contributing $64 million and the Tasmanian Government $16 million.


Construction commence in April 2022 with construction expected to be completed by May 2026.

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