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Bass Highway roadworks continue

The Bass Highway will be resurfaced at several locations from January to late March 2024 for safer, more efficient roads in Tasmania.

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Michael Ferguson, said the works involve resurfacing the road to improve the safety and experience for road users.

“Where possible, to minimise the disruption to road users, we will only have one site being resurfaced at a time on busier stretches between Burnie and Devonport and between Latrobe and Launceston.

“Traffic changes will be in place at roadwork locations for the safety of workers and road users, and traffic may be stopped for a short period during resurfacing works.

“Please keep to the posted speed limits, follow the direction of traffic controllers and signs, and allow for 15 minutes extra travel time when travelling through each of the roadwork sites on the Bass Highway.”

Ferguson said the works are part of the department’s resurfacing program for 2023-24 to maintain the road network.

The Rockliff Government infrastructure maintenance budget for this financial year, according to Ferguson, is $86 million and increasing to approximately $110 million through to 2025-26.

In other news, rail operator, Pacific National, has called on industry and government to convene a national summit on level crossing safety.

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