|Funding Program:||Investment Road and Rail Program
|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
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