Tasmania Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael Ferguson
Tenders Called For Invermay Intersection Upgrades
Victor P Taffa
Invermay intersection upgrades are one step closer with the Hodgman Government calling for tenders to construct two of the high priority projects.
“I see these improvements as essential to help people get where they want to be more easily.” Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael Ferguson said.
“Tenders for contractors will now be sought following completion of design work.”
Upgrades on Goderich Street section of East Tamar Highway, at the intersections of Gleadow and Forster Streets are part of the Hodgman Government’s $40 Million commitment to improve traffic flow around Invermay.
This work will ensure we are able to meet future increased demand along the Launceston north / south corridor and complement road changes being managed by City of Launceston as part of the Invermay Traffic Master Plan.
- Upgrading the Goderich and Gleadow Street intersection to allow both left and right turns, and traffic signals that will be synchronised to improve flow for through traffic;
- Upgrading the signalised Goderich and Forster Street intersection to include an additional right turn lane onto Forster Street, and construction of a second eastbound lane on Forster Street to Invermay Road.
“Construction of these projects is expected to begin early next year.” Minister Ferguson said.
Hodgman Government is also funding and building a major upgrade of the East Tamar highway interchange at Mowbray, which is progressing well and due for completion in April 2020.