A chance for Northern Tasmanians to have their say on proposed upgrades to the Mowbray Connector has been called off by the Department of State Growth.
Department of State Growth requested the project be withdrawn from consideration by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works, who were scheduled to host a public hearing on March 25.
The committee's website said the hearing no longer meets the financial threshold for referral to the committee for inquiry.
A request was made by the committee to withdraw the hearing on March 7.
A department spokesman said community feedback had been taken on board, with design work for a roundabout now finalised.
"The department will be re-engaging with key stakeholders and making the plans available for public display in the near future," the spokesman said.
"Since the project was first referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee for Public Works, the design for the roundabout has been refined and the revised cost estimate has fallen below the threshold for referral to the committee for inquiry.
"For this reason, the department has requested that the Mowbray Connector project be withdrawn from consideration by the committee."
At least two people had planned to put a submission into the committee for consideration.
A public notice was published on February 23.
The notice said the proposed public for the junction would be considered.
All interested individuals and organisations were invited to make a submission by March 18.
In June 2018, a plan to install a set of traffic lights at the intersection was met with apprehension from the community.
Windermere MLC Ivan Dean labelled the traffic light plan a nuisance.
The man behind road safety in Tasmania for a number of years, Jim Cox, said the decision to install traffic lights was "the worst he had ever seen".
At the time, The Examiner surveyed more than 1700 people, and more than 90 per cent of respondents rejected plans to install traffic lights.
A decision to install a roundabout was then announced in July as a result of community concerns.
Infrastructure Minister Jeremy Rockliff said the Department of State Growth was developing plans for a roundabout following negative feedback.
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