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

Midland Highway Safety Works Package – Symmons Plains to South of Perth

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Late 2016 - Mid 2018
Estimated Project Cost:$16,503,991
Australian Government Contribution:$13,203,193
Local Council/Shire:Northern Midlands Council
Corridor:Hobart - Burnie

Project Description

The project has upgraded approximately 7.23km of the Midland Highway from Symmons Plains to South of Perth. The upgrade involved widening the existing highway through the provision of alternating lengths of 2 + 1 lane arrangements, improving the horizontal and vertical alignment and provided upgrades to the Woolmers Lane and Leighlands Secondary Road junctions.


The upgrade of the Midland Highway (Symmons Plains to South of Perth) will deliver significant safety benefits, in particular, a reduction in the incidence of head-on crashes.

It is intended that the project will achieve a minimum 3 star rating on this section of the Midland Highway.


The Australian Government committed $13.2 million to this project with the Tasmanian Government contributing $3.3 million.


Construction commenced in November 2016 and was completed in May 2018.

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Project details last updated: 2/06/2020