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

Midland Highway Upgrade

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Early 2014 - Mid 2024
Estimated Project Cost:$565,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$452,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Launceston City Council,Northern Midlands Council,Southern Midlands Council
Corridor:Hobart - Burnie

Project Description

The Midland Highway Upgrade involves a series of projects that will complete safety works such as installing flexible barriers, widening shoulders, removing roadside hazards, upgrading intersections, realigning tight curves, and providing additional overtaking lanes and rest areas.


The project will improve safety on the highway and achieve a minimum 3 Star AusRAP Safety Rating.


The total project cost is $565 million. The Australian Government is contributing $452 million and the Tasmanian Government $113 million.


The project commenced in January 2014 and is expected to be completed in mid 2024.

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Project details last updated: 23/10/2020