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Have You Submitted Your Tender for the Tasmanian Highway Upgrade?

June 16, 2017 0 Comments

The Tasmanian and federal government are calling for tenders for the upgrade of a main Tasmanian Highway. This projects aims to improve a stretch of road that has seen multiple road accidents.

Highway Upgrade for 2017 in TasThe Tasmanian Midland Highway Upgrade covers the section of road between Epping Forest to Powranna.

Improvements will include:

  • road widening,
  • improved junctions,
  • additional overtaking lanes,
  • and installing flexible safety barrier to prevent accidents such as loss of control (which is the predominant crash type occurring in the highway – 60% of fatalities are due to head on collisions)

Darren Chester, Federal Transport Minister, said building the 11km road stretch will reduce road injuries.

“Tasmanians will be well aware of how dangerous the Midland Highway can be to drive on,” Mr Chester said on Saturday. “This section of the upgrade will improve safety.”

Chester also mentioned that the upgrade will deliver a minimum of three stars in the Australian Road Assessment Program (AusRAP) for the highway’s entire stretch.

Rene Hidding, Tasmanian Minister for Infrastructure believes the community has already benefited from the project.

“We are building Tasmania’s future, and these vitally important projects will not only result in increased safety, but will also provide the infrastructure needed to support Tasmania’s growing economy,” Hidding said.

Submission of tenders for the Epping Forest to Powranna project will close on July 11, 2017. The project will commence later in the year and is expected to be completed by 2019.

Filed in: Industry News

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