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

Midland Highway Safety Works Package – South of Kempton

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Late 2014 - Early 2016
Estimated Project Cost:$5,968,694
Australian Government Contribution:$4,774,955
Local Council/Shire:Southern Midlands Council
Corridor:Hobart - Burnie

Project Description

The project widened shoulders and installed wire rope barriers on the Midland Highway south of Kempton.


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 $5,968,694. The Australian Government contributed $4,774,955 and the Tasmanian Government $1,193,739.


Construction commenced on 12 December 2014 and was completed on 30 April 2016.

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Project details last updated: 3/10/2019