Building your future – have your say on East Derwent Highway upgrade

Michael Ferguson,Minister for State Growth

Community consultation for the upgrade of the East Derwent Highway, between Golf Links Road and Sugarloaf Road in Geilston Bay, opens today.

The upgrades will improve traffic flow and safety for all road users, including pedestrians and cyclists, and provide consistency with other sections of the dual lane highway.

Proposed improvements include duplicating the existing highway to create two lanes in each direction, as well as intersection upgrades to provide safer access to and from the highway.

This includes consolidating accesses to the East Derwent Highway, with Debomfords Lane and the Lindisfarne North Primary School entrance being diverted to Geilston Bay Road, where traffic signals will be installed at the new intersection of Geilston Bay Road, Clinton Road and East Derwent Highway.

Consultation with key stakeholders and land owners is already underway and the community is now invited to provide feedback and suggestions on the concept design, either in person or online.

Public information sessions will be held at Lindisfarne Anglican Church Hall, 54 Lincoln St, Lindisfarne, at the following times:

  • 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Thursday, 14 November
  • 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, Saturday, 16 November.

The concept design is also on display at the City of Clarence office at Rosny Park for viewing and feedback during business hours until Friday, 22 November.

Feedback can be provided online until Sunday, 24 November via the online interactive map on the Transport website www.transport.tas.gov.au/road/projects/eastderwenthighwayduplication

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