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Rokeby Main Road Upgrade

OCEANA DRIVE TO PASS ROAD

Stage 1 Buckingham Drive to Diosma Street

The works will include:

  • upgrading of approximately 1.04 km of Rokeby Main Road from Buckingham Drive to Diosma Street including improvement to the road geometry and constructing four lanes with a median barrier from east of Buckingham Drive to Diosma Street.
  • upgrade of the Pass Road intersection and providing a connection to Tollard Drive including the installation of traffic signals.
  • street lighting at the new Pass Road intersection.
  • improved bus stops will be moved closer to the Pass Road intersection which will be safer for pedestrians.
  • provision of a shared pedestrian/cyclist path, which will be built between Buckingham Drive and Grange Road West. This will complete the link from Howrah to Rokeby.

The works will improve transport efficiency and safety as well as improve access to residential areas.

Timing
The project is due to be tendered in March 2013 and works completed by May 2015.

Cost
The project is part of the $90 million Community Roads Program announced by the State Government in 2010, which is providing communities with safer and more efficient roads.

The total budget allocation for Stage 1 Works is $14 million with $12 million from the Community Roads Program and $2 million from other sources.

Strategic Context
The project is aligned with the objectives of the Southern Integrated Transport Plan and follows the broad outline of the recommendations of the Clarence Plains Outline Development Plan 2007 (the Plan).

The key recommendation of the Plan was to progress the future upgrading of the road corridor from Oceana Drive to the Police Academy at Rokeby on the existing alignment rather than adopting the bypass of Rokeby developed in the 1970s.

Rokeby Main Road Upgrade Stage 1

Stage 2 Oceana Drive to Buckingham Drive.
These proposed works are currently unfunded.

Contact Details
For further information about the project please email: dier@dier.tas.gov.au