Local company awarded $3.8M tender for Great Eastern Drive upgrades

A fourth contract of works has been awarded for the Great Eastern Drive in Tasmania, to a local company.

Gradco is a Tasmanian civil contractor with a 65 year history. The company was awarded the $3.8 million contract for improvement works along the road.

The upgrades come as part of the Tasmaninan Government’s Road Package to support Tasmania’s Visitor Economy.

In total the Great Eastern Drive Action Plan is supported by $30 million in funding to improve overall safety and travel reliability along the route. Another $4.5 million has also been committed to extend the route to Binalong Bay Road.

Gradco will undertake a package of works to improve safety at junctions and entrances to popular tourism experiences.

In the coming weeks works will begin at;

  • Rosedale Road;
  • Saltworks Road;
  • Piermont Retreat;
  • Freycinet Vineyard;
  • East Coast Nature World;
  • Cressy Beach;
  • The Pondering Frog;
  • Swan River Road; as well as
  • Junction upgrades at Louisville Road and the Pontypool Road

 

Future upgrades on the Great Eastern Drive will include further road safety and road widening treatments, road improvements and overtaking facilities between St Helens and Dianas Basin, and an extension of the Great Eastern Drive to Binalong Bay Road.

In total, Tasmania has $827 million allocated to road and bridge works that are scheduled to begin over the next two years.

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