Tender process begins on TAS Midway Point Intersection Solution

Monica Gameng   |   July 21, 2020

More works under Tasmanian Liberal Government’s South East Traffic Solution are set to get underway later this year, with tenders now open for submission for the Midway Point Intersection Solution.

This project is part of an $1.8 billion investment that will get works going on job-creating infrastructure developments across the State, which has an estimated construction value of approximately $3.1 billion.

“We are now on the road to recovery, and this is one of our key infrastructure projects, to stimulate the economy, keep Tasmanians in work, and make our roads safer,” Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael Ferguson said.

The Midway Point Intersection Solution will include:

  • Duplicating the Tasman Highway through Midway Point – making it two lanes in both directions – and realigning Penna Road
  • Replacing the current roundabout at the realigned Penna Road – opposite Southern Drive – with traffic signals
  • A slip lane from the Tasman Highway into the newly aligned Penna Road, making it easier to access Midway Point
  • Construction of a fully accessible bus stop to the east of the proposed traffic lights – near the shops and linking to the shared path – with provisions for a future Park and Ride facility on the northern side of the highway
  • A shared pathway on the northern side of the highway to Penna Road, diverting along Fenton Street then joining the shared pathway on the northern side of the Western Causeway

“The Midway Point roundabout is currently operating near capacity, and this project will replace it with traffic signals, improving the flow of traffic through Midway Point.

“This project will make it quicker for traffic to move through the intersection and provide safe access to the highway from Midway Point,” Minister Ferguson said.

Tasman_Highway_-_Midway_Point_Intersection_Solution_DrawingSource: Department of State Growth - Transport Services

The tender process is open for all pre-qualified contractors, and is open for submissions until 26 August.

The South East Traffic Solution is jointly funded by the Australian and Tasmanian Governments and it is part of the Roads of Strategic Importance initiative. This traffic solution is comprised of infrastructure projects on the Tasman Highway between the Hobart Airport and Sorell as well as on the Arthur Highway, south of Iron Creek Bridge.

“This package of works is progressing well and will benefit Tasmanians for generations. Construction of the first South East Traffic Solution project, the Arthur Highway overtaking lane, was completed in February, and early site preparation works are now underway at the Hobart Airport Interchange,” Minister Ferguson said.

Construction on the Midway Point intersection Solution is anticipated to begin in October 2020.

Source: Tasmanian Government; Department of State Growth – Transport Services (1, 2)

Monica Gameng
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