Hobart bypass closer to reality


Kingston Bypass in Tasmania a step closer after the construction contract was awarded to local firm engineering firm

February 11, 2010

The construction of the $41.5 million Kingston Bypass in Tasmania is a step closer after the construction contract was awarded to local firm VEC Civil Engineering yesterday.

The 2.8 kilometre joint government funded project is expected to ease congestion in and around the Kingston area on the Channel Highway, south of Hobart.

Up to 18,000 vehicles a day use the Channel Highway and much of this is expected to be diverted to the new bypass.

"The bypass will improve traffic flow as well as address the safety issues that have been raised both by the Kingborough Council [in Kingston] and broader community," Tasmanian Minister for Transport Graeme Sturges says.


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