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Midland Highway Upgrade – Perth to Breadalbane Duplication

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Early 2016 - Early 2018
Estimated Project Cost:$44,132,040
Australian Government Contribution:$35,305,632
Local Council/Shire:Northern Midlands Council
Corridor:Hobart - Burnie

Project Description

The project has upgraded approximately 4.5km of the Midland Highway between Perth and Breadalbane to four lanes.


The duplication of the highway from Perth to Breadalbane supports improved safety and transport efficiency, provides a minimum 3 star AusRAP rating for this section of the highway and addresses capacity constraints and provides for additional capacity for projected traffic volumes through to 2030.


The Australian Government contributed $35.3 million to this project with the Tasmanian Government contributing $8.8 million.


Scoping of the project commenced in February 2015 and was completed in September 2015. Construction commenced in January 2016 and was completed in April 2018.

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Project details last updated: 2/06/2020