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Mangalore to Bagdad Road Improvements

ClientDepartment of State Growth
Value$7.28M
StateTasmania
CompletedMarch 2017

 

For most of the Midland Highway, the predominant crash type is loss of control, most of which are single vehicle crashes with some resulting in head-on crashes and fatalities. Nearly 60% of the fatalities on the highway have been due to head-on crashes. Stage 1 (Bagdad) was designed to improve safety in the existing speed limit environment. This will improve safety for all road users while maintaining efficiency on Tasmania’s National Highway.

The Project

This project included the upgrade of 3.1km of the Midland Highway through the Bagdad township, involving:

  • Installation of a 3.0km median turn lane;
  • Installation of a 2.1km central median containing flexible safety barrier;
  • Widening of sealed shoulders to 2.0m;
  • Access improvements; and
  • Strengthening and widening of Horfield Creek Bridge.

Key Features

Road widening was conducted on the first 2km of the project to accommodate a simple turn lane to ultimately improve safety for road users. There are a large number of property accesses (40+)throughout this section of highway.

Improved the urban environment in and around the hub of Bagdad, with new pedestrian crossings and stairs down to the service station, kerb and gutter, and truck pull-outs on both sides of the road.

Horfield Creek Bridge was widened and the existing structure was strengthened to accommodate a simple turn lane.

Pedestrian refuges in the centre of the road to improve pedestrian safety throughout Bagdad township.

Head Office

10b Industrial Dr, Ulverstone,
TAS 7315

PO Box 812
Ulverstone, TAS 7315
info@vec.com.au

Phone +61 3 6425 6530
Fax +61 3 6425 6112

Hobart Office

Level 3, 116 Bathurst Street
Hobart, TAS 7000

PO Box 812
Ulverstone, TAS 7315
info@vec.com.au

Phone +61 3 6425 6530
Fax +61 3 6425 6112

Melbourne Office

Level 10, 567 Collins Street, 
Melbourne, VIC 3000

PO Box 812 
Ulverstone, TAS 7315
info@vec.com.au

Phone +61 (03) 9278 5100
Fax +61 3 6425 6112

Queensland Office

135 Coronation Drive
Milton, QLD 4064

PO Box 812 
Ulverstone, TAS 7315
info@vec.com.au

Phone +61 3 6425 6530
Fax +61 3 6425 6112