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Illawarra Main Road Upgrade

Funding Program:Roads of Strategic Importance
Status:In planning
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Mid 2022 - TBC
Estimated Project Cost:$80,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$64,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Meander Valley Council,Northern Midlands Council

Project Description

Upgrades will focus on the key freight route on Illawarra Road between the Bass and Midland Highways. Project detail yet to be determined.


The upgrades are expected to prioritise widening, improving and adding protected overtaking lanes to the section from Bass Highway to Longford, and to improve and shorten the route for both freight and passenger vehicles.


The estimated cost of the project is $80 million. The Australian Government is contributing $64 million and the Tasmanian Government $16 million.


Construction is expected to commence in mid 2022 with further work required to finalise scope and construction end date for project.

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Project details last updated: 16/12/2019