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North East Freight Roads Project


The North-East Freight Roads Projects are designed to improve safety for all road users and help manage a growing freight task in North-East Tasmania.

Successful completion of the replacement $1.3 million Tebrakunna Bridge over the Ringarooma River near Pioneeer, in March 2010, was the first project to be delivered under the program.

Detailed planning investigations for the remaining projects commenced in July 2010 and are continuing.

Project Benefits

The North East Freight Roads program will deliver the following benefits:

  • Improved safety for all road users;
  • Improved consistency of road geometry;
  • Improved transport efficiency for the freight industry; and
  • Employment for Tasmanian road contractors.

Project Funding

The Australian Government has committed $34 million and the Tasmanian Government $8.5 million, bringing the total project cost to $42.5 million.

Major projects in the overall program

DIER has undertaken strategic analysis to identify individual projects to be delivered under the program;

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Project Components

Replacement of Tebrakunna Bridge
Mathinna/Evercreech Bridge Replacements Replacement of 5 bridges; including 3 at Mathinna Plains Road and 2 at Evercreech Road, timber bridges with concrete single lane bridges.  The Bridges are owned by Break O'Day Council.
Construction is programmed to start in late 2012.
Bridport Main Road Upgrades
Widening, junction improvements and some curve improvements and pavement strengthening.  Bus bays and safety fencing.
Final design has commenced.  Construction programmed to start 2012-2013.
Tasman Highway/Gladstone Main Road Upgrades - Derby to Herrick
Widening, junction improvements and some curve improvements and pavement strengthening.  Bus bays and safety fencing.
Final design has commenced.  Construction programmed to start mid 2013.
Prossers Road Upgrades

Improvements to the following Prossers Road and Lilydale Road Junctions:

  • Patersonia Road - Tasman Highway
  • Patersonia Road - Prossers Road,
  • Prossers Road - Lilydale Road
Final design nearing completion.  Construction programmed to start early 2013.

Contact Details

For further information about the project please call 1800 753 878 or email