Public feedback sought for West Tamar Highway upgrades

The Tasmanian Government is seeking public feedback on a proposed West Tamar Highway upgrade project in the state’s north.

The $12 million project forms part of the state government’s $92.5 million Launceston and Tamar Valley Traffic Vision policy commitment.

Infrastructure Minister Jeremy Rockliff said proposed upgrades include sections of West Tamar Highway north of Rosevears Drive to Gravelly Beach Road, Atkinsons Road to Waldhorn Drive, Exeter to Batman Highway and Motor Road junction.

“These projects are aimed at maintaining the liveability of communities along the highway and improving the reliability of commuting times to and from Launceston,” Mr. Rockliff said.

Consultation with key stakeholders is already underway, and formal consultation on initial concept designs is now open to the public.”

Mr. Rockliff said public input could be provided via an online interactive map until 31 May, with outcomes used to inform detailed project designs.

Proposed works include road widening, shoulder sealing, road resurfacing, new overtaking opportunities, a new footpath, vegetation clearing to improve visibility and improvements to stormwater drainage.

Concept designs will be on display at West Tamar Council Office Riverside.

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