In a statement, Speaker of the House of Assembly and Liberal Member for Denison Elise Archer, representing Infrastructure Minister Rene Hidding, marked the beginning of the safety upgrade on the highway in Glenorchy.
“Along with community members, I had long campaigned prior to my election as a local Member and since my election for safety to be improved on this section of the Brooker, particularly for pedestrians at the Howard Road intersection from Goodwood,” said Ms. Archer.
She said that replacement of the roundabout with traffic lights, including crossings with countdown timers, and other upgrades on the highway, will not only improve safety, it will also make access across the highway much easier, particularly for people living with disabilities and parents and children walking to Goodwood Primary School.
When completed, the upgrades will also boost safety for motorists and make travelling on the Brooker Highway more efficient.
The Australian and Tasmanian governments jointly fund the upgrade and work is expected to be completed next year.