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Budget hits the roads

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Major Tasmanian highways as well as a crash blackspot south of Hobart will be among roads and infrastructure set to benefit from the Morrison Government's budget.

Burnie's shiploader will receive another $24 million in a third tranche of funding for the key port infrastructure.

Around $320 million will be spent overall, including sections of the Midland Highway at Ross, Campbell Town and Oatlands.

There's around $90 million for improvements to Greater Hobart arteries, including duplicating the Kingston bypass from Algona Road to the Huon Highway, and Rokeby Road to South Arm Road.

“From continuing upgrades on the Bass and Midland highways, to delivering a better Port of Burnie Shiploader - these projects will support more than 1,000 direct and indirect jobs across Tasmania,” said Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

“Our record funding commitment is creating jobs, boosting business investment, while securing Australia’s COVID recovery.”