The Bridport Western Access Road has been opened to the public, after it was approved in November 2017.
The road has been opened ahead of schedule and under budget, according to the Dorset Council's Facebook page.
"The road is currently unsealed and has a 60k/hr speed limit which will remain in place until it is sealed in October/November 2019," the post reads.
After that it will be 80 k/hr.
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The new road consists of 2.6 kilometres, between Sandy Points Road and Bridport Road.
It was built so that freight and dairy trucks would not have to go through the centre of Bridport, to create another access road in and out of the town in case of fire, and to open up potential housing development land on the western side of Bridport.
It was funded with nearly $2 million from the federal government, nearly $2 million from the Dorset Council, and $1 million from the Tasmanian government.
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