There's nothing that gets commuters hotter under the collar than road works but it seems like Tasmania needs more.
A scorecard developed by the RACT has found key roads and highways in Tasmania are lagging behind other states and are below the national standard.
The scorecard was developed from reviews of state and federal budgets, budget submissions, election priorities and rated expectations against progress.
As an island with disparate communities, Tasmania has need of good quality roads more than other states, which rely on good public transport to commute people around.
Not to mention the number of road tourists who travel the state every year - motorhome tourism continues to rise in the state as it becomes a popular destination for those doing long-haul driving holidays. That's why it's disappointing that the scorecard has shown expectations for improvement in road infrastructure have surpassed the speed of funds flowing to these road improvements.
Every year it seems there are more and more announcements for "black spot funding" to improve road infrastructure across the state, in a bid to tackle road crashes and fatalities. Road infrastructure is a joint government responsibility, but clearly better communication is needed to find a more speedy resolution.
While the Midland Highway is ahead of schedule, which will provide a more seamless experience for drivers heading to Hobart, there are a number of challenges that need to be faced in Northern Tasmania.
A second vehicle bridge across the Tamar, which is in the feasibility study phase, as well as addressing congestion that is forming in Launceston at Invermay, and improvements to the West Tamar Highway are just some of the projects that have been pledged funds.
The second bridge across the Tamar has been talked about for several years, but we are yet to see anything more concrete than a feasibility study.
It might not be sexy enough to announce road infrastructure improvements but it is important - it could literally save lives.