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

Midland Highway Safety Works Package – South of Tunbridge Upgrade

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Late 2014 - Early 2015
Estimated Project Cost:$5,553,240
Australian Government Contribution:$4,442,592
Local Council/Shire:Southern Midlands Council
Corridor:Hobart - Burnie

Project Description

The project improved curve alignments, installed wire rope barriers, widened shoulders, removed roadside hazards and constructed new turning facilities on the Midland Highway south of Tunbridge.


The project achieved a 3 Star AusRAP Safety Rating on this section of the Midland Highway. The project improved safety, capacity and overtaking opportunities.


The cost of the project was $5,553,240. The Australian Government contributed $4,442,592 and the Tasmanian Government $1,110,648.


Construction commenced in December 2014 and was completed in April 2015.

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Project details last updated: 4/10/2019