Hobart Airport Interchange lifts off


The Morrison and Gutwein Governments are working together to provide the efficient road infrastructure required to meet the current and future demands.

Liberal Senator for Tasmania, Jonno Duniam, said the Morrison Government was investing over $37 million in the Hobart Airport Interchange and it was pleasing to see the installation of concrete bridge girders for the overpass.

“A total of 18 locally prefabricated girders, each 22 metres long, are being lifted into place, forming a key component of the 44-metre-long bridge that will lift the Tasman Highway clear of the intersections with Kennedy Drive and Holyman Avenue,” Senator Duniam said.

“The Hobart Airport Interchange project is part of the $349.5 million South East Traffic Solution, which is jointly funded by the Morrison and Gutwein Governments and will improve traffic flow and safety on the key transport corridor between Sorell and Hobart.”

Tasmanian Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Michael Ferguson said the project is being delivered by Tasmanian company Hazell Bros with the bridge girders supplied by another local company, VEC Civil Engineering which is fantastic for our State.

“The Tasman Highway between Sorell and the city of Hobart is one of Tasmania’s most important transport corridors,” Minister Ferguson said.

“It is a major conduit for freight and an increasingly important commuter route between Hobart and the rapidly expanding residential areas of Sorell and the Southern Beaches.”

The girders will support a poured concrete deck that provides two lanes of traffic in each direction. Installation of the girders is expected to be completed by next week and the interchange is on track for completion in 2022.

The interchange design features the lifting of the Tasman Highway over Kennedy Drive and Holyman Avenue, with on and off ramps serving the connecting roads.

Dual lane roundabouts underneath the highway will efficiently and safely control the intersections.