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Murchison Highway Upgrade

Funding Program:Roads of Strategic Importance
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Late 2018 - Mid 2021
Estimated Project Cost:$43,750,000
Australian Government Contribution:$35,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Waratah/Wynyard Council,West Coast Council

Project Description

This project will upgrade targeted areas along the Murchison Highway. The first project includes the strengthening of one existing bridge on the Murchison Highway and three existing bridges on the Zeehan Highway to meet contemporary heavy freight vehicle loads.


The package of works will increase freight efficiency and reduce travel times on the Murchison Highway. The package will also facilitate inter-regional connections to and from northern export ports in Tasmania; improve the safety of the highway and support tourism.


The Australian Government will contribute up to 80 per cent, capped at $35 million.


The upgrade project commenced in December 2018 and is expected to be completed in mid 2021.

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Project details last updated: 27/09/2019