The state government has confirmed its election pledge to upgrade the Bass Highway in the North-West.
The Liberals announced in January it would spend $78 million on road infrastructure in West and North-West Tasmania if re-elected.
A part of the pledge was a $40 million upgrade along the Bass Highway from Wynyard to Marrawah.
Infrastructure Minister Jeremy Rockliff told The Examiner that the government would commit $24 million of road infrastructure spending for the region in the 2018-19 state budget.
Projects planned for over the next financial year include upgrades on the Bass Highway west of Wynyard, safety improvements at the access to Boat Harbour Primary School, reconstruction of sections of Henty Road and construction of an overpass at Leith.
“We know that better roads save lives and reduce the impact of serious crashes, as well as increase productivity and liveability as commuters travel more efficiently,” Mr Rockiliff said.