Tender released for Great Eastern Drive stage three

The tender for stage three of the Great Eastern Drive in Tasmania including road widening and safety treatments, is now open.

Work is currently progressing on a number of stage one upgrades along the Great Eastern Drive as part of the government’s biggest investment in Tasmania’s tourist roads through the $72 million ‘Roads Package to support Tasmania’s Visitor Economy’.

Stage two which has been allocated $2.5 million by the state government is scheduled to begin today.

Stage two will include improvements to the Coles Bay Junction and dedicated right turn lanes at Basin Creek and Flagstaff Road.

The objective of the stage three widening and safety upgrades will be to improve access and safety for drivers at a number of intersections along the Great Eastern Drive.

The request for tender closes Wednesday 13 November 2019.

The Great Eastern Drive is a 176 kilometre long section of the Tasman Highway along Tasmania’s east coast.

Michael Ferguson, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport said all of the works on the Great Eastern Drive are part of our commitment to ensuring Tasmania’s reputation as a premium destination is protected, for locals and visitors alike.

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