Brighton Bypass open to public

Tasmania's top infrastructure project in use after $191 million of spending and three years of work

November 13, 2012

Tasmania’s largest road infrastructure project has been opened.

The $191 million Brighton Bypass,
on the Midland Highway between Bridgewater and Pontville, was officially opened to traffic yesterday.

Construction of the 9.5 kilometre dual carriageway started in 2009.

According to the Tasmanian Department of Infrastructure Energy and Resources, the project will provide a bypass of the towns of Brighton and Pontville, improved connections to the developing Brighton industrial estate and future Brighton transport hub.

The Midland Highway is the state's major north-south transport corridor.

It is also a key link in Tasmania's AusLink National Network and will provide a freight connection supporting freight imports and exports from the region's northern ports.

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