Tassie highway project a step closer


Federal and Tasmanian governments are "determined" to complete Tasmanian highway project as soon as possible

September 15, 2009

The federal and Tasmanian governments are "determined" to complete the proposed upgrade of the East Tamar Highway in Northern Tasmania as soon as possible.

With tenders now being called to make submissions before November 4, Tasmanian Infrastructure Minister Graeme Sturges says the need for a good road system is important for safety and economic prosperity.

"This project will not only improve the safety of the East Tamar Highway, but will provide an important infrastructure project in Northern Tasmania during a challenging economic time," Sturges says.

The project is designed to improve commercial transport in the region and will include a link to the Port of Bell, two kilometres of dual carriageway, seven kilometres of three lane highway and a new four lane bridge.

Work on the joint government-funded project is expected to begin early next year.



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