Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

Huon Highway – Summerleas Road Intersection Upgrade

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Early 2017 - Mid 2018
Estimated Project Cost:$20,155,307
Australian Government Contribution:$16,120,000
Local Council/Shire:Kingborough Council

Project Description

The project grade separated the intersection of Summerleas Road on the Huon Highway by lowering Summerleas Road below the Huon Highway. The project completed the construction of two roundabouts on Summerleas Road and four entry and exit ramps. In addition, the project constructed a new westbound overtaking lane on the Huon Highway, installed flexible safety barriers and improved bus, pedestrian and cycling facilities.


The project will improve safety and travel times along the Huon Highway.


The cost of the project was $20.16 million. The Australian Government contribution was $16.12 million and the Tasmanian Government $4.04 million.


Construction commenced on January 2017 and was completed in July 2018.

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Project details last updated: 23/10/2020