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Midland Highway 10 Year Action Plan

Midland Highway

Plan your trip

The following travel times are estimations to assist you when planning your journey via the Midland Highway. They factor in the temporary speed limits in areas where the roadworks are current.

Hobart to LauncestonPlease allow an extra 45 minutes for your journey.
Hobart to Campbell TownPlease allow an extra 25 minutes for your journey.
Launceston to Campbell TownPlease allow an extra 20 minutes for your journey.
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The Midland Highway 10 Year Action Plan sets out the Australian and Tasmanian governments' key priorities for investing $500 million over 10 years to upgrade the highway and improve road safety and save lives on Tasmania's key north-south freight route.

Learn more about our 10 year action plan

Completed works

  • Epping Forest to Powranna

    This project has improved the safety of the section of road between Epping Forest and Powranna.

  • White Lagoon (Tunbridge) to Mona Vale

    This project improved safety between Tunbridge and Mona Vale. Works included road widening and improving the alignment near Mona Vale.

  • Symmons Plains to south of Perth

    This project improved the safety of the section of road between Symmons Plains and south of Perth.

  • South of Tunbridge Stages 1 and 2

    This project improved road safety by implementing works across two stages. Stage one eased a curve south of Tunbridge, while stage two provided an additional south-bound overtaking lane and overall curve improvements.

  • Kempton to Melton Mowbray Stage 1

    This project improved safety measures between Kempton and Melton Mowbray.

  • Mangalore to Bagdad Stage 1 (Bagdad)

    This project improved the safety of the section of road in the vicinity of Bagdad. Works included a central turning lane through Bagdad and removal of roadside hazards.

  • Mangalore to Bagdad Stage 2 (Mangalore)

    This project has improved the safety of the highway between the Pontville roundabout and Eddington Road.

  • South of Kempton

    This project improved the safety of the three-lane section of the highway - north of Constitution Hill.

  • South of Spring Hill

    This project improved road safety by way of road widening to install a flexible safety barrier and extend sealed shoulders.

  • North of Spring Hill

    This project improved road safety by way of road widening to install a flexible safety barrier and extend sealed shoulders.

  • Mud Walls Road Junction

    This project improved road safety by upgrading the left-turn facility at the Mud Walls Road junction.

  • Kings Meadows roundabout

    This project installed a roundabout to improve road safety at the Kings Meadows connection and reduce queuing to the Midland Highway.

  • Perth-Breadalbane Duplication

    This project provided a continuous divided dual carriageway from Perth to Launceston.

  • Conara to Cleveland Stage 1

    This project improved road safety with the installation of a northbound acceleration lane for heavy vehicles turning north from Esk Main Road.

  • York Plains to St Peters Pass

    This project has improved the 5 km length of highway from 2 km south of York Plains Road, and continuing to the St Peters Pass rest area.

  • Kempton to Melton Mowbray Stage 2

    This project improved safety measures between Kempton and Melton Mowbray.

Existing 3-star rating

  • Breadalbane to Kings Meadows Roundabout

    This project has already achieved its 3-star rating upon completion, and is not part of the Midland Highway 10 Year Action Plan.

  • Brighton Bypass

    This project has already achieved its 3-star rating upon completion, and is not part of the Midland Highway 10 Year Action Plan.

  • Constitution Hill

    This project has already achieved its 3-star rating upon completion, and is not part of the Midland Highway 10 Year Action Plan.

Future works

  • Ross

    This project will improve safety between Mona Vale Road and Campbell Town.

  • Oatlands

    This project will improve safety between Jericho and Oatlands.

In planning

  • Melton Mowbray to Lovely Banks Road

    This project will improve safety between Melton Mowbray and Lovely Banks Road.

  • Campbell Town North

    This project will improve safety between Campbell Town and Epping Forest, including sections around Cleveland and Conara.

  • Spring Hill

    This project will improve the safety of the 3.5 km length of the Midland Highway over Spring Hill, between the recently completed works south of Spring Hill and north of Spring Hill.

Under construction

  • Perth Link Roads

    This project will improve safety and efficiency by removing heavy vehicles from the centre of Perth as they travel to and from the northern and north-western ports.

  • St Peters Pass to South of Tunbridge

    This project will improve the safety of the section of road between St Peters Pass and south of Tunbridge.

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Completed works

  • White Lagoon (Tunbridge) to Mona Vale

    This project improved safety between Tunbridge and Mona Vale. Works included road widening and improving the alignment near Mona Vale.

  • South of Tunbridge Stages 1 and 2

    This project improved road safety by implementing works across two stages. Stage one eased a curve south of Tunbridge, while stage two provided an additional south-bound overtaking lane and overall curve improvements.

  • Conara to Cleveland Stage 1

    This project improved road safety with the installation of a northbound acceleration lane for heavy vehicles turning north from Esk Main Road.

  • York Plains to St Peters Pass

    This project has improved the 5 km length of highway from 2 km south of York Plains Road, and continuing to the St Peters Pass rest area.

Future works

  • Ross

    This project will improve safety between Mona Vale Road and Campbell Town.

  • Oatlands

    This project will improve safety between Jericho and Oatlands.

In planning

  • Campbell Town North

    This project will improve safety between Campbell Town and Epping Forest, including sections around Cleveland and Conara.

Under construction

  • St Peters Pass to South of Tunbridge

    This project will improve the safety of the section of road between St Peters Pass and south of Tunbridge.

Completed works

  • Epping Forest to Powranna

    This project has improved the safety of the section of road between Epping Forest and Powranna.

  • Symmons Plains to south of Perth

    This project improved the safety of the section of road between Symmons Plains and south of Perth.

  • Kings Meadows roundabout

    This project installed a roundabout to improve road safety at the Kings Meadows connection and reduce queuing to the Midland Highway.

  • Perth-Breadalbane Duplication

    This project provided a continuous divided dual carriageway from Perth to Launceston.

Existing 3-star rating

  • Breadalbane to Kings Meadows Roundabout

    This project has already achieved its 3-star rating upon completion, and is not part of the Midland Highway 10 Year Action Plan.

In planning

  • Melton Mowbray to Lovely Banks Road

    This project will improve safety between Melton Mowbray and Lovely Banks Road.

Under construction

  • Perth Link Roads

    This project will improve safety and efficiency by removing heavy vehicles from the centre of Perth as they travel to and from the northern and north-western ports.

Completed works

  • Kempton to Melton Mowbray Stage 1

    This project improved safety measures between Kempton and Melton Mowbray.

  • Mangalore to Bagdad Stage 1 (Bagdad)

    This project improved the safety of the section of road in the vicinity of Bagdad. Works included a central turning lane through Bagdad and removal of roadside hazards.

  • Mangalore to Bagdad Stage 2 (Mangalore)

    This project has improved the safety of the highway between the Pontville roundabout and Eddington Road.

  • South of Kempton

    This project improved the safety of the three-lane section of the highway - north of Constitution Hill.

  • South of Spring Hill

    This project improved road safety by way of road widening to install a flexible safety barrier and extend sealed shoulders.

  • North of Spring Hill

    This project improved road safety by way of road widening to install a flexible safety barrier and extend sealed shoulders.

  • Mud Walls Road Junction

    This project improved road safety by upgrading the left-turn facility at the Mud Walls Road junction.

  • Kempton to Melton Mowbray Stage 2

    This project improved safety measures between Kempton and Melton Mowbray.

Existing 3-star rating

  • Brighton Bypass

    This project has already achieved its 3-star rating upon completion, and is not part of the Midland Highway 10 Year Action Plan.

  • Constitution Hill

    This project has already achieved its 3-star rating upon completion, and is not part of the Midland Highway 10 Year Action Plan.

In planning

  • Spring Hill

    This project will improve the safety of the 3.5 km length of the Midland Highway over Spring Hill, between the recently completed works south of Spring Hill and north of Spring Hill.

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* The existing 3-star rating category means that this section of the Midland Highway has already achieved a 3-star rating on the AusRAP Star Rating assessment (a safety rating system out of five stars). The objective of the Midland Highway 10 Year Action Plan is to achieve an overall 3-star rating across the highway.

Latest news

  • Milestone reached in Midland Highway Action Plan 15 August 2019

    A key milestone has been reached in the Australian and Tasmanian Governments’ Midland Highway Action Plan, with more than 50 per cent of safety upgrades now complete along Tasmania’s main north-south highway.

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  • St Peters Pass Landscaping 15 August 2019

    As part of the safety upgrade of the Midland Highway from York Plains to St Peters Pass, we needed to remove two large informal hedges. Find out how we replaced them here.

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  • The Conara Roadside and Flora Park 15 August 2019

    As part of previous upgrades to the Midland Highway, the small town of Conara was bypassed in the early 1970s, isolating land between the new and old highways. The Department of State Growth acquired 15 hectares of the land in two parts, divided by the Fingal railway line, and committed to managing the area as public open space.

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More information

If you would like further information, please contact the Department of State Growth at roadstas@stategrowth.tas.gov.au