THE new Cambridge Link Road, connecting Richmond Road to the Tasman Highway Acton interchange, has officially opened.
The link will provide a more efficient route that avoids Cambridge Village and the busy junction of Richmond and Cambridge Road.
“Importantly, it provides safer and more efficient travel for all road users,” Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael Ferguson said.
“Richmond Road is an important route for daily commuters, agricultural and commercial traffic, and is also popular with visitors and cyclists.”
Liberal Member for Franklin Jacquie Petrusma said the new road would be beneficial to a range of stakeholders.
“This is going to save time for commuters and locals, but far more importantly, it will improve safety for school children and pedestrians in Cambridge,” she said.
The work is part of the Richmond Road Masterplan which is being delivered in eight sections and will provide a safer and more consistent road environment along the 10.6 kilometre stretch from Cambridge to Richmond.
The Masterplan includes wider lanes, sealed shoulders, improved road alignment, junction upgrades and slow vehicle turnouts.
Planning for the final stages is underway for upgrades on two sections of Richmond Road, between Malcoms Hut Road and Grasstree Hill intersection, with construction expected to begin later this year.
The Tasmanian Government is continuing to invest in projects that will boost the economy, support local jobs, and improve travel time and safety in communities.
For more information, visit www.transport.tas.gov.au/road/projects/richmond_road_master_plan.
Caption: From left, project manager Garrick Smith, Hazell Bros director Geoffrey Hazell , Minister for State Growth Michael Ferguson and Liberal Member for Franklin Jacquie Petrusma.