Motorists travelling in central Launceston and Invermay are now experiencing improved travel time reliability and safety, with the new $7 million roundabout on the East Tamar Highway now complete.
The Mowbray Connector has improved traffic flow and made the intersection with the Mowbray Link road safer.
Northbound traffic on the East Tamar Highway now bypasses the roundabout without interruption to the 80 kilometres an hour speed limit.
At the same time, those entering the highway from the Mowbray Link are able to do so more easily and more safely.
This project is part of the Tasmanian Liberal Government’s $92.5 million Launceston and Tamar Valley Traffic Vision, which will, and has already started to provide greater travel time reliability along the north/south corridor in the city.
This is an important milestone in our ongoing commitment to improve infrastructure for residents and visitors to Launceston. Other key projects in Launceston that are near completion include:
- Upgrades to two priority intersections at Goderich Street and Gleadow Street, and Goderich Street and Forster Street, with the project expected to be completed on schedule by the end of this month. These upgrades will address congestion issues outlined in the Government’s Launceston and Tamar Valley Traffic Vision and were identified in the City of Launceston’s draft Invermay Traffic Master Plan.
- Installation of traffic signals to allow for right turns at the Goderich Street and Gleadow Street Intersection. This will provide additional capacity for the Riverbend precinct, taking pressure off Lindsay Street.
- The addition of a second northbound right turn lane and a second eastbound traffic lane at the intersection of Goderich Street and Forster Street, which will expand capacity for traffic accessing Invermay.
The Tasmanian Liberal Government is getting on with the job of delivering job-creating infrastructure across the state.
The Liberal Government is spending on average nearly $100 million more per year than the former Labor-Green government.
On top of our record infrastructure program, we are fast-tracking and investing even more into job-creating infrastructure as part of our COVID-19 recovery package.