Work has begun on the two-year project to seal the final 14.5 kilometre section of Waterhouse Road between Tomahawk and Gladstone.
Infrastructure Minister Jeremy Rockliff said the first stage of works started at Banca Road and would progress towards Gladstone for about 5 kilometres.
This first stage is due to be completed in April, with the second stage to extend the sealed surface through to Gladstone scheduled for next year.
"As the North-East becomes more popular with visitors, Waterhouse Road is carrying increasing visitor traffic, particularly in the summer months. It is also a key route for agricultural and forestry industries in the region," Mr Rockliff said.
"Providing a consistent, all-weather road surface will improve safety for the mix of traffic on Waterhouse Road, as well as improving the travelling experience for all road users."
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Sealing works will be completed between 7am and 5pm on Monday to Friday, with occasional Saturday work.
These works will involve some temporary traffic changes to ensure the safety of workers and road users, with lane closures and a reduced speed limit in place during roadwork hours.
"Road users are asked to allow extra time when travelling through the area, and to follow all directions given by traffic controllers," Mr Rockliff said.
For more information about the Waterhouse Road sealing works, visit transport.tas.gov.au/road/projects
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