Bagdad Bypass

The Bagdad Bypass is a proposed bypass of the Midland Highway, through Bagdad, Tasmania. While not a new proposal, the idea began gaining momentum on the release of the Southern Transport Investment Program in 2007. The road will be initially constructed as a two-lane highway with extra earthworks undertaken to facilitate future duplication of the bypass. The road will be constructed as a grade separated highway and has been designed to seamlessly connect to the Brighton Bypass. In 2010, the Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources released 2 potential alignments for public comment. Neither design existed wholly within the existing proclaimed corridor and ultimately, a combination of the two designs was chosen to minimize intrusion into townships while at the same time keep construction costs to a minimum by diverting the future highway away from areas that would require significant earthworks.[1][2]

Bagdad Bypass

General information
TypeHighway  (Proposed)
Length16 km (9.9 mi)
Route number(s) National Highway 1
Major junctions
South end Brighton Bypass (Midland Highway, National Highway 1)
North end Midland Highway (National Highway 1, Dysart)
Major settlementsBagdad
Highway system

See also

Australian Roads portal


  1. "Bagdad Bypass Alignment" (PDF). Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources. 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 March 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-03.
  2. "Program of Works Tasmania - 2013" (PDF). Department of Infrastructure and Transport. 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 February 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-03.
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