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Midland Highway 10 Year Action Plan

Midland Highway 2017

Plan your trip

The following travel times are estimations to assist you when planning your journey via the Midland Highway. They factor in the temporary speed limits in areas where the roadworks are current. Last updated August 2017.

Hobart to LauncestonPlease allow an extra 30 minutes for your journey.
Hobart to Campbell TownPlease allow an extra 10 minutes for your journey.
Launceston to Campbell TownPlease allow an extra 20 minutes for your journey.
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The Midland Highway 10 Year Action Plan sets out the Australian and Tasmanian governments' key priorities for investing $500 million over 10 years to upgrade the highway and improve road safety and save lives on Tasmania's key north-south freight route.

Learn more about our 10 year action plan

Completed works

  • South of Tunbridge Stages 1 and 2

    This project improved road safety by implementing works across two stages. Stage one eased a curve south of Tunbridge, while stage two provided an additional south-bound overtaking lane and overall curve improvements.

  • Kempton to Melton Mowbray Stage 1

    This project improved safety measures between Kempton and Melton Mowbray.

  • Mangalore to Bagdad Stage 1 (Bagdad)

    This project improved the safety of the section of road in the vicinity of Bagdad. Works included a central turning lane through Bagdad and removal of roadside hazards.

  • South of Kempton

    This project improved the safety of the three-lane section of the highway - north of Constitution Hill.

  • South of Spring Hill

    This project improved road safety by way of road widening to install a flexible safety barrier and extend sealed shoulders.

  • North of Spring Hill

    This project improved road safety by way of road widening to install a flexible safety barrier and extend sealed shoulders.

  • Mud Walls Road Junction

    This project improved road safety by upgrading the left-turn facility at the Mud Walls Road junction.

  • Kings Meadows roundabout

    This project installed a roundabout to improve road safety at the Kings Meadows connection and reduce queuing to the Midland Highway.

  • Conara to Cleveland Stage 1

    This project improved road safety with the installation of a northbound acceleration lane for heavy vehicles turning north from Esk Main Road.

  • Kempton to Melton Mowbray Stage 2

    This project improved safety measures between Kempton and Melton Mowbray.

Existing 3-star rating

  • Breadalbane to Kings Meadows Roundabout

    This project has already achieved its 3-star rating upon completion, and is not part of the Midland Highway 10 Year Action Plan.

  • Brighton Bypass

    This project has already achieved its 3-star rating upon completion, and is not part of the Midland Highway 10 Year Action Plan.

  • Constitution Hill

    This project has already achieved its 3-star rating upon completion, and is not part of the Midland Highway 10 Year Action Plan.

  • Powranna to Symmons Plains

    This project has already achieved its 3-star rating upon completion, and is not part of the Midland Highway 10 Year Action Plan.

Future works

  • Melton Mowbray to Lovely Banks Road

    This project will improve safety between Melton Mowbray and Lovely Banks Road.

  • Mona Vale Road to Campbell Town

    This project will improve safety between Mona Vale Road and Campbell Town.

  • Campbell Town to Epping Forest

    This project will improve safety between Campbell Town and Epping Forest, including sections around Cleveland and Conara.

  • Jericho to Oatlands (York Plains Road)

    This project will improve safety between Jericho and Oatlands.

  • Spring Hill

    This project will improve the safety of the 3.5 km length of the Midland Highway over Spring Hill, between the recently completed works south of Spring Hill and north of Spring Hill.

In planning

  • Perth Link Roads

    This project will improve safety and efficiency by removing heavy vehicles from the centre of Perth as they travel to and from the northern and north-western ports.

  • St Peters Pass to South of Tunbridge

    This project will improve the safety of the section of road between St Peters Pass and south of Tunbridge.

  • Mangalore to Bagdad Stage 2 (Mangalore)

    This project will improve the safety of the highway between the Pontville roundabout and Eddington Road.

  • York Plains to St Peters Pass

    This project will improve the 5 km length of highway from 2 km south of York Plains Road, and continuing to the St Peters Pass rest area.

Under construction

  • Epping Forest to Powranna

    This project will improve the safety of the section of road between Epping Forest and Powranna.

  • White Lagoon (Tunbridge) to Mona Vale

    This project will improve safety between Tunbridge and Mona Vale. Works will include road widening and improving the alignment near Mona Vale.

  • Symmons Plains to south of Perth

    This project will improve the safety of the section of road between Symmons Plains and south of Perth by implementing a range of safety measures.

  • Perth-Breadalbane Duplication

    The Perth to Breadalbane Duplication will provide a divided dual lane highway (four lanes) from Perth to the Launceston Southern Outlet.

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Completed works

  • South of Tunbridge Stages 1 and 2

    This project improved road safety by implementing works across two stages. Stage one eased a curve south of Tunbridge, while stage two provided an additional south-bound overtaking lane and overall curve improvements.

  • Conara to Cleveland Stage 1

    This project improved road safety with the installation of a northbound acceleration lane for heavy vehicles turning north from Esk Main Road.

Future works

  • Mona Vale Road to Campbell Town

    This project will improve safety between Mona Vale Road and Campbell Town.

  • Campbell Town to Epping Forest

    This project will improve safety between Campbell Town and Epping Forest, including sections around Cleveland and Conara.

  • Jericho to Oatlands (York Plains Road)

    This project will improve safety between Jericho and Oatlands.

In planning

  • St Peters Pass to South of Tunbridge

    This project will improve the safety of the section of road between St Peters Pass and south of Tunbridge.

  • York Plains to St Peters Pass

    This project will improve the 5 km length of highway from 2 km south of York Plains Road, and continuing to the St Peters Pass rest area.

Under construction

  • White Lagoon (Tunbridge) to Mona Vale

    This project will improve safety between Tunbridge and Mona Vale. Works will include road widening and improving the alignment near Mona Vale.

Completed works

  • Kings Meadows roundabout

    This project installed a roundabout to improve road safety at the Kings Meadows connection and reduce queuing to the Midland Highway.

Existing 3-star rating

  • Breadalbane to Kings Meadows Roundabout

    This project has already achieved its 3-star rating upon completion, and is not part of the Midland Highway 10 Year Action Plan.

  • Powranna to Symmons Plains

    This project has already achieved its 3-star rating upon completion, and is not part of the Midland Highway 10 Year Action Plan.

Future works

  • Melton Mowbray to Lovely Banks Road

    This project will improve safety between Melton Mowbray and Lovely Banks Road.

In planning

  • Perth Link Roads

    This project will improve safety and efficiency by removing heavy vehicles from the centre of Perth as they travel to and from the northern and north-western ports.

Under construction

  • Epping Forest to Powranna

    This project will improve the safety of the section of road between Epping Forest and Powranna.

  • Symmons Plains to south of Perth

    This project will improve the safety of the section of road between Symmons Plains and south of Perth by implementing a range of safety measures.

  • Perth-Breadalbane Duplication

    The Perth to Breadalbane Duplication will provide a divided dual lane highway (four lanes) from Perth to the Launceston Southern Outlet.

Completed works

  • Kempton to Melton Mowbray Stage 1

    This project improved safety measures between Kempton and Melton Mowbray.

  • Mangalore to Bagdad Stage 1 (Bagdad)

    This project improved the safety of the section of road in the vicinity of Bagdad. Works included a central turning lane through Bagdad and removal of roadside hazards.

  • South of Kempton

    This project improved the safety of the three-lane section of the highway - north of Constitution Hill.

  • South of Spring Hill

    This project improved road safety by way of road widening to install a flexible safety barrier and extend sealed shoulders.

  • North of Spring Hill

    This project improved road safety by way of road widening to install a flexible safety barrier and extend sealed shoulders.

  • Mud Walls Road Junction

    This project improved road safety by upgrading the left-turn facility at the Mud Walls Road junction.

  • Kempton to Melton Mowbray Stage 2

    This project improved safety measures between Kempton and Melton Mowbray.

Existing 3-star rating

  • Brighton Bypass

    This project has already achieved its 3-star rating upon completion, and is not part of the Midland Highway 10 Year Action Plan.

  • Constitution Hill

    This project has already achieved its 3-star rating upon completion, and is not part of the Midland Highway 10 Year Action Plan.

Future works

  • Spring Hill

    This project will improve the safety of the 3.5 km length of the Midland Highway over Spring Hill, between the recently completed works south of Spring Hill and north of Spring Hill.

In planning

  • Mangalore to Bagdad Stage 2 (Mangalore)

    This project will improve the safety of the highway between the Pontville roundabout and Eddington Road.

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* The existing 3-star rating category means that this section of the Midland Highway has already achieved a 3-star rating on the AusRAP Star Rating assessment (a safety rating system out of five stars). The objective of the Midland Highway 10 Year Action Plan is to achieve an overall 3-star rating across the highway.

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More information

If you would like further information, please contact the Department of State Growth at road.projectenquiries@stategrowth.tas.gov.au