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Murchison Highway Upgrades - Stage 2

ClientDepartment of State Growth
Value$8.8M
StateTasmania
CompletedJuly 2015

The Murchison Highway is part of the Tasmanian road network, and forms a link between the west coast townships and the northwest coast. The link is critical for mining freight, tourist vehicles and general commuters.

The Project

The section of the Murchison Highway between Pieman Road and Cradle Mountain Link Road forms a critical transport link between the majority of west coast townships and the north coast and is a High Productivity Vehicle/Higher Mass Limit (HPV/HML) gazetted route. This section of the Highway has narrow geometry, limited overtaking facilities and has experienced high crash statistics in discrete locations.

The objective of the project was to improve the safety for all road users, strengthen the pavement and provide geometry suitable for HPV’s.

The works are staged across a total of seven sections scheduled for completion over a period of almost two years including periodic shut downs to allow for seasonal changes. Works have been planned and coordinated to be completed under traffic providing safe and constant passage for the traveling public throughout the life of the project.

Highlights

Works include:

  • Tree clearing to facilitate works and improve sight distance and strategic locations;
  • Bulk earthworks;
  • Detailed earthworks;
  • Culvert extensions;
  • Shoulder widening;
  • Introduction of auxiliary lanes and overtaking opportunities;
  • Junction and access upgrades;
  • Improvements to vertical and horizontal road geometry;
  • Installation of safety barriers;
  • Pavement Sealing and Asphalting;
  • Line Marking;
  • Sign installation; and
  • Improved Delineation.

 

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

2 Burke Street,
Woolloongabba, QLD 4102

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

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