South East Traffic Solution

The Tasmanian Government announced the South East Traffic Solution in 2018  help maintain the liveability of Sorell and the Southern Beaches by improving travel time reliability through a more efficient and safer road network.

You can read more about it here –

There are six project committed under the South East Traffic Solution. Full details and links to more information is below:

SETS Project
Community Implications
Contact Details
Link to Transport Website
Arthur Highway Overtaking Lane

An overtaking lane on the Arthur Highway, south of Iron Creek Bridge.

Midway Point Intersection Solution 

Replacing the roundabout with signalised intersection.

November 2020 to June 2022 Contractor – Fulton Hogan

0473 144 399

Midway Point Intersection Solution
Sorell Southern Bypass 

A bypass between the Tasman Highway near the Giblin Drive intersection and the Arthur Highway near Nugent Road.

Some footpaths in the Stores Lane/Giblin Drive area are closed off to the public as they are in the construction site. This includes part of the Waterway Trail, which winds along the Sorell Rivulet from Pioneer Park to Stores Lane. March 2021 to October 2022 Contractor – Hazell Brothers

0434 644 861

Sorell Southern Bypass
Hobart Airport Interchange Upgrade

Replacing the roundabout with a new interchange.

Start of major construction – late 2020 Hobart Airport Interchange Community Liaison Officer

(03) 6277 7855

Hobart Airport Interchange Upgrade
Planning for duplication of  Midway Point and Sorell Causeways

Planning to widen both causeways and duplicate McGees Bridge.

2023 to 2025 Planning for duplication of  Midway Point and Sorell Causeways
Tasman Highway – Hobart Airport to Western causeway

Turning facilities and two further lanes linking the first causeway with the new Hobart Airport Interchange.

2021 to 2023 Tasman Highway – Hobart Airport to Western causeway

A Map of the South East Traffic Solutions projects is below. Click on it to enlarge it:

Communications, 01/06/2021