Infobox Australian Road
road_name = Tasman Highway
type = State highway
photo = Tasman hwy.jpg
caption = The Eastern Outlet at Cambridge
length = 410
direction = Southwest-Northeast
finish = George Street,
through = Rosny, Sorell, Orford, St Helens, Scottsdale
"for Eastern Outlet exits see Exits"The Tasman Highway (or A3) is a
highwayin Tasmania, Australia. Like the Midland Highway, it connects the major cities of Hobartand Launceston — however it takes a different route, via the north-eastern and eastern coasts of the state. The Highway also acts as a major Commuterroad to Hobart residents living on the eastern side of the Derwent River. The designation "Tasman Highway" arises from its location facing the Tasman Sea— named, like the state itself, after Abel Tasman. The highway is one of the longest in Tasmania - 410 kilometres, with an average traveling time of 4 1/2 hours.
The Tasman Highway starts at Hobart and is also known to some commuters as the "Eastern Outlet". The highway starts as a four lane highway (with a special lane management system for
Tasman Bridgerush hour traffic). From the bridge to the airport Roundabout, the highway is a four lane grade separated Expressway. Both the South Arm Highwayand the East Derwent Highwayjoin up to the highway during this section of the highway.
Until the 1980s the only route to the airport was via Rosny Hill Road, Cambridge Road and Kennedy Drive. During 1990s, the section of highway between the
Tasman Bridgeand the airport was Primarily 2 lanes with constant overtaking lanes, however the Federal Government funded the project to see the four lane expresswaythat exists today. For the remaining 4km from the Airport the highway is 2 lanes, and travels over Mcgees Bridgeand the Sorell Causewayon its way to Sorell.
orell to St Helens
The Road to Orford remains at the national standard as a two lane highway with numerous overtaking lanes. The remainder of the road to St Helens is two lane, with far less overtaking opportunities.The eastern, coastal portion of the highway is spectacular, in places running just metres from the
Tasman Sea, which makes this the eastern-most A road in Tasmania.
The Tasman Highway is marketed as "East Coast Escape" between St Helens and Orford, to fit in with Tasmania's scheme of introducing tourist trails, a way of simplifying navigation of key tourist locations in Tasmania.
Prior to 1990, there was no coastal route between Falmouth and the Chain of Lagoons - one had to travel into and out of St Marys, both roads being steep grades. The bypass was officially opened on
December 2, 1991, though motorists had been using the partially constructed road before its opening. Great care was taken during to construction to protect Aboriginal middens and the general environment. [cite news|title=Link road finally a reality on coast|publisher=The Examiner|date= 1991-12-03]
t Helens to Launceston
At the Launceston end, the highway is a main road with
traffic lights. Out of the city, it becomes an ordinary two-lane road through the mountains. It passes waterfalls and through timber and rainforest country.
The portion between Launceston and Scottsdale runs through the
Sideling Range. There is a lookout which offers a spectacular view of Scottsdale and its surrounds.
The highway also passes through several former mining towns.
The highway passes through the following localities:
* Suburbs the Highway passes out of Hobart
** Rose Bay
** Midway Point
Freycinet National Park)
* (St Marys)
* St Helens
* St Leonards and other Launceston suburbs
Eastern Outlet Exits
This a List of intersections on the Eastern outlet section of the Tasman Highway in the greater Hobart area.
Highways in Australia
List of highways in Tasmania
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Tasman Highway — Longueur : 410 km Liste des croise … Wikipédia en Français
Tasman Highway — Der Tasman Highway ist eine Fernverkehrsstraße in Tasmanien, Australien. Der Tasman Highway hat eine Länge von 410 Kilometern, was ihn zu einem der längsten Highways in Tasmanien macht. Er folgt im Wesentlichen dem Verlauf der Nordost und… … Deutsch Wikipedia
Tasman — may refer to:People* Tasman Clingan (born 1988), Australian Rules Football player * Raymond Tasman Donoghue (1920 1960), Australian tram driver posthumously awarded the George Cross * Lindsay Tasman Ride (1898 1977), Australian physiologist,… … Wikipedia
Tasman Bridge — Infobox Bridge bridge name=Tasman Bridge caption= official name= carries= crosses=Derwent River locale=Hobart, Tasmania maint=Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources id= design=Prestressed concrete Girder mainspan= length=1,395 meters… … Wikipedia
Tasman Peninsula — is located around 75 km by road south east of Hobart, at the south east corner of Tasmania, Australia. LocationTasman Peninsula lies south and west of Forestier Peninsula, to which it is connected by an isthmus called Eaglehawk Neck. This in turn … Wikipedia
Tasman Peninsula — Peninsula, southeastern Tasmania, Australia. About 26 mi (42 km) long by 20 mi (32 km) wide, it has sea cliffs and unusual rock formations. First explored in 1642, it was not settled until a penal colony was established at Port Arthur in 1830.… … Universalium
Brooker Highway — The … Wikipedia
Domain Highway — Length 2.1 km (1 mi) Direction southeast northwest … Wikipedia
Midland Highway (Tasmania) — Midland Highway Midland Highway, at Dysart … Wikipedia
Esk Highway — Infobox Australian Road road name = Esk Highway route route route photo = caption = Formerly .] length = 65 direction = West East start = finish = est = through = Avoca, Fingal, St Marys route = A4 exits = Elephant Pass RoadThe Esk Highway (route … Wikipedia