The Australian government has committed to $72.5 million in funding towards the upgrade of the Midland Highway between Symmons Plains and Launceston in Tasmania’s north.
Federal infrastructure and transport minister Darren Chester said the Perth Link Roads projects would improve safety and shorten travel times in the region.
He also stated that the $500million project was vital to the 10 year Midland Highway Upgrade plan.
The project is expected to be delivered 2 years sooner than originally scheduled, connecting south and north Tasmania earlier than expected.
Heavy vehicles in particular will be affected by the project. Heavy vehicles will be removed from the centre of Perth as they travel to and from the northern and north-western ports. This will improve safety and efficiency for heavy vehicles and for other road users including pedestrians. Find out more at https://www.fullyloaded.com.au/industry-news/1709/tasmania-road-upgrade-project-gets-federal-boost