Department of State GrowthRoads for our Future

Midland Highway 10 Year Action Plan

Mangalore to Bagdad Stage 2 (Mangalore)

Mangalore to Bagdad Stage 2 (Mangalore)

The works

This project will improve the safety of the highway between the Pontville roundabout and Eddington Road. The project has been designed to balance the safety needs of both road users and local residents (the area includes a significant number of junctions and residential property accesses).

Following the completion of Mangalore to Bagdad Stage 1 (Bagdad) the design for Mangalore to Bagdad Stage 2 (Mangalore) will reflect the safety measures of Stage 1 – including the following:

  • A central turn lane (to allow safe access in and out of adjoining properties and to separate north and southbound traffic).
  • Traffic islands positioned at regular intervals along the central turn lane.
  • A series of widened and sealed junctions with right turn lanes.
  • Sealed shoulders for vehicles to pull over and slow down road users before turning left

The removal of roadside hazards (such as steep side slopes and drains) and the installation of safety barriers.

Current situation

Road works between Pontville Roundabout and Eddington Road, Bagdad, will begin February 2018 and continue until autumn 2019.  

Speed restrictions and altered traffic conditions will be in place throughout the construction period to ensure safety for construction staff and road users.  Please obey all signs and allow extra time for travelling through these work areas.

During construction the contractor’s Community Liaison Officer, Adrian Smith, can be contacted on email: mangalore@vec.com.au or phone: 0457 522 671.

Current status

Under construction

Start of works

Summer 2017-2018

Completion of works

Early 2019

More information

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