Jacquie Petrusma,Liberal Member for Franklin
Tenders have been called to duplicate the East Derwent Highway, between Golf Links Road and Sugarloaf Road in Geilston Bay.
The road will be upgraded to two lanes in each direction to match the adjoining sections of the highway and create a consistent dual carriageway through Geilston Bay.
This project will improve safety and travel time reliability for commuters and visitors.
The project is partially funded through the Tasmanian Liberal Government’s additional $40 million commitment to road and bridge funding, under our COVID-19 economic stimulus package.
Measures such as concrete raised central median and safety barrier will help reduce the risk of accidents and improve safety.
Importantly, further safety and traffic flow improvements will be made at key intersection and access points. New traffic lights will be installed at the upgraded intersection at Clinton Road and Dumbarton Drive (Geilston Bay Road) and safer access off the highway will be provided to Lindisfarne North Primary School and Geilston Bay Recreation Area.
Facilities for pedestrians and cyclists will be improved with an off-road shared path and on-road cycling lanes.