Four bridges have been replaced on Wielangta Road in Tasmania signalling a major step forward in the upgrade of the road.
Local company VEC was contracted to complete the work in line with Buy Local Policy.
Wielangta Road is an attractive forest drive connecting Orford to Kellevie Road and the Arthur Highway, providing a scenic drive into the tourism hotspots on the east coast.
The new bridges are part of a $2.3 million project to upgrade the road that also includes upgrading the surface of the gravel road and associated drainage works. This will improve the road’s long-term sustainability as a tourism route.
The new bridges are built to withstand one in 100 year floods and replace bridges that were damaged and destroyed during the 2016 floods.
It will give tourists a safer and more reliable experience when exploring the state’s stunning natural areas. It’s great news for tourism in the Lyons electorate and part of the Hodgman Liberal Government’s commitment to upgrading the regional infrastructure.