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

Bass Highway - Cooee to Wynyard Upgrades

Funding Program:Roads of Strategic Importance
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Late 2021 - Mid 2025
Estimated Project Cost:$50,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$40,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Burnie City Council

Project Description

Priority works upgrade along the Bass Highway – Cooee to Wynyard corridor to realign and upgrade an approximate 3.2 kilometre stretch of the Bass Highway from Somerset to Wynyard, including the construction of two overtaking lanes, a central median safety barrier and enhanced lane markings along this section of the highway.


The upgrades are expected to improve road safety and traffic congestion, particularly providing benefits to freight transportation as a key corridor carrying heavy vehicles to and from the Circular Head municipality, the West Coast, the Port of Burnie and beyond.


The estimated cost of the project is $50 million. The Australian Government is contributing $40 million and the Tasmanian Government $10 million.


Construction commenced December 2021 and is expected to be complete by mid 2025.

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Project details last updated: 23/11/2022