Permanent lights final phase of Leith junction upgrade

March 21, 2024 11:30 am in by

Work has started in installation of permanent lights at the Leith intersection on the Bass Highway.

The Department of State Growth says the work is expected to take until the end of April to complete, with work mostly between 7am and 6pm on weekdays and occasional weekends, if required.

Reduced speed limits will be in place during the work.

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The lights are the final phase of the intersection upgrade, which started in February last year.

Original plans for the upgrade included an overpass, which would have required compulsory acquisition of several homes, wth the State Government forced to abandon the $10 million plan after considerable public backlash.

The modified plan has cost around $4.76 million, including $607,000 for the supply and installation of permanent lights, and $94,000 for the hire of temporary lights, which have been in place at the intersection since August.