Next steps for Hobart Airport Interchange
- 06 Nov, 2019
Michael Ferguson, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport
The Australian and Tasmanian Governments are progressing the four-lane Hobart Airport Interchange that will significantly improve traffic flow on this busy section of the Tasman Highway.
We can now announce Hazell Bros as the successful tenderer to progress the detailed design and construction of the new, free-flowing interchange.
The Australian and Tasmanian Governments are jointly funding this important project, which will include removal of the existing roundabout and construction of an interchange, separating Holyman Avenue and Kennedy Drive from through traffic travelling on the Tasman Highway.
With Sorell and surrounding areas growing, more visitors flying into Hobart, and increased tourism along Tasmania’s East coast and Tasman Peninsula, there is more pressure on this section of the transport network.
The new interchange will remove an existing bottleneck and improve travel time reliability along this busy corridor.
It will also improve access to Hobart Airport and has been designed to support predicted growth in visitor numbers, air freight transport and commercial development.
Interim works to improve traffic flow and reduce delays at the current airport roundabout were funded by the Tasmanian Government and finished in late 2018 while planning for this new interchange progressed.
Construction is expected to start in early 2020 and is due for completion in mid-2022.
More information on the project is available at www.transport.tas.gov.au/road/projects/hobart_airport_interchange