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Bass Highway - Cooee to Wynyard Upgrades

Funding Program:Roads of Strategic Importance
Status:In planning
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Early 2022 - Mid 2024
Estimated Project Cost:$50,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$40,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Burnie City Council,Waratah/Wynyard 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 is expected to commence in early 2022 and be completed in mid 2024.

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Project details last updated: 21/06/2021