Channel Highway Margate upgrades complete

Jacquie Petrusma,Liberal Member for Franklin

Upgrades on the Channel Highway, between Van Morey Road and Baretta Waste Management Facility, Margate are now complete.

The Channel Highway is an increasingly busy route, carrying daily commuter traffic from south of Margate, and tourist traffic headed for Bruny Island and the many other attractions in the Channel area.

Funded by the Tasmanian Government’s 2019-20 road rehabilitation program, the upgrades provide a safer road and more enjoyable driving experience.

The essential works include strengthening and improving the condition of the road.

Construction began in February 2020, with the works completed on schedule in May 2020.

This project is one of 10 sites around the state being reconstructed through the 2019-20 road rehabilitation program. Seven of the 10 sites in this year’s program have now been completed, including Pipers River Road, Gordon River Road, and a number of locations on the Lyell Highway.

Of the three remaining projects, two sites on Poatina Road and Boyer Road are currently in the final stages of construction, due to be completed in the coming weeks. Construction on the final site in the 2019-20 program, Lyell Highway at the Blair Street roundabout, is due to start in early June 2020.

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