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

Midland Highway Safety Works Package – Kempton to Melton Mowbray

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Early 2016 - Mid 2017
Estimated Project Cost:$12,887,094
Australian Government Contribution:$10,309,675
Local Council/Shire:Southern Midlands Council
Corridor:Hobart - Burnie

Project Description

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 $10.3 million to Stage 1 of this project with the Tasmanian Government contributing $2.6 million.


Construction commenced on Stage 1 in February 2016 and was completed in May 2017.

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Project details last updated: 2/06/2020