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Bass Highway at Leith still a safety priority

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The RACT has urged the State Government not to drop the ball on safety issues on the Bass Highway at Leith.

The Government has backed down from a controversial bypass project, which, if it went ahead, would have seen some residents lose their homes and had attracted widespread opposition.

While the overpass project has now been shelved, the RACT is reminding the Government the existing junctions at Leith are inherently dangerous.

The RACT acknowledges an overpass would have been an effective solution to the risk, but says its vital the Government doesn't walk away from the issue and continues to work with the community and other stakeholders to look at ways to improve road safety in the area.

The Government has released details of an alternative project, which can be viewed on the transport.tas.gov.au website.