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Highway 1 (Tasmania)

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Type  Highway
South end  Hobart
Length  336 km
Opened  1955
North end  Burnie
Constructed  1955
Highway 1 (Tasmania)
Route number(s)  Brooker Highway (National Highway 1) Hobart to Granton Midland Highway (National Highway 1) Granton to Launceston Bass Highway (National Highway 1) Launceston to Burnie
Major cities  Launceston, Devonport, Deloraine, Ulverstone
Via  Glenorchy, Brighton, Oatlands, Campbell Town, Perth, Launceston, Deloraine, Devonport, Ulverstone
Major settlements  Glenorchy, Brighton, Oatlands, Campbell Town, Perth, Launceston, Deloraine, Devonport, Ulverstone

In Tasmania, Highway 1 is a 336-kilometre (209 mi) long route that connects Hobart to the state's north coast, and to Launceston via a 3.8-kilometre (2.4 mi) long spur. Highway 1 also exists on the mainland of Australia, linking the state capitals via a circular route around the coastline. All roads within the Highway 1 system are allocated a road route numbered 1, M1, A1, or B1, depending on the state route numbering system. In Tasmania the highway is designated as National Highway 1, though all other routes in the state are alphanumeric.

Contents

Map of National Highway 1, Tasmania, Australia

History

Highway 1 was created as part of the National Route Numbering system, adopted in 1955. The route was compiled from an existing network of state and local roads and tracks.

Route description

Highway 1 commences in the Hobart city centre as the Brooker Highway, and travels 17 km (11 mi) north on parallel trajectory to the River Derwent until it reaches Granton, where the Highway ends. From this point the Midland Highway becomes Route 1 and travels over the River Derwent and passes through the newly constructed Brighton Bypass before continuing north towards Launceston. A 3.8-kilometre (2.4 mi) long spur section of Highway 1 travels into the centre of Launceston, first as the continuation of the Midland Highway, and then as a Couplet – northbound on Bathurst Street, and southbound on Wellington Street. South of Launceston, Highway 1 continues west as the Bass Highway to Deloraine, after which it travels north to Devonport, and then west along the northern coast to the route's terminus in Burnie. The Bass Highway, however, continues towards Marrawah on the state's west coast.

Major intersections

  • Lyell Highway
  • Highland Lake Road
  • Esk Highway
  • West Tamar Highway
  • References

    Highway 1 (Tasmania) Wikipedia


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