Work To Commence On Next Stage Of Upgrading Richmond Road

Work To Commence On Next Stage Of Upgrading Richmond Road

Tasmania Minister for Infrastructure Jeremy Rockliff

Work Continues On Richmond Road Masterplan

Victor P Taffa

Hodgman Government has a plan to upgrade vital road infrastructure and we are delivering on it, Minister for Infrastructure Jeremy Rockliff said.

“Work will commence Monday on the next stage of upgrading Richmond Road as part of the Richmond Road Masterplan.”

Works, from Malcolms Hut Road to Dry Creek are about increasing safety and will include the construction of sealed shoulders and upgrades to the Malcolms Hut Road junction. This section of work is due for completion by mid-2019.

“We recognise that Richmond Road is an important route for daily commuters, agricultural and commercial traffic, and is also popular with visitors and cyclists.”

“Tasmanian Government’s Richmond Road Masterplan is being delivered in 8 sections and will provide a safer and more consistent road environment along the 10.6 km stretch from Cambridge to Richmond.” Minister Rockliff said.

Masterplan includes wider lanes, sealed shoulders, improved road alignment, junction upgrades, slow vehicle turnouts, and a new link road to connect Richmond Road to the Tasman Highway Acton Interchange.

Planning for the remaining sections is underway. Road users are asked to allow extra time when travelling through this area and to follow all directions from traffic controllers.