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

Bass Highway Upgrade – Marrawah to Wynyard

Funding Program:Roads of Strategic Importance
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Late 2021 - Early 2025
Estimated Project Cost:$100,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$60,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Circular Head Council
State:TAS

Project Description

Deliver a package of targeted upgrades of the Bass Highway corridor between Marrawah to Wynyard to improve road safety, travel time reliability, increase freight productivity and support social access.

Benefits

The package of works will increase freight efficiency and reduce travel times on the Bass Highway corridor. 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.

Funding

The Australian Government will contribute up to $60 million and the Tasmanian Government up to $40 million for this project.

Timetable

Construction commenced in late 2021 with completion expected in early 2025.

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Project details last updated: 5/09/2022