|Funding Program:||Investment Road and Rail Program
|Expected Start/Finish:||Early 2016 - Mid 2017
|Estimated Project Cost:||$12,960,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$10,368,000
|Local Council/Shire:||Southern Midlands Council
|Corridor:||Hobart - Burnie
The project has upgraded a 10 km section of the Midland Highway between Kempton and Melton Mowbray, in two stages, to achieve a minimum 3 star AusRAP rating in accordance with the Midland Highway 10 year Action Plan. Stage 1 of the project has upgraded a 4.4 km section from north of Kempton to Melton Mowbray.
The upgrade of the Midland Highway (Kempton to Melton Mowbray) will deliver significant safety benefits, in particular, a reduction in the incidence of head-on crashes.
The project has achieved a minimum 3 star AusRAP rating on this section of the Midland Highway.
The Australian Government committed $10,368,000 to Stage 1 of this project with the Tasmanian Government contributing the balance.
Scoping of the project was completed in mid 2015. Construction commenced on Stage 1 in February 2016 and was completed in May 2017.
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Project details last updated: 1/08/2017