Cyclists, motorists and pedestrians will all benefit from the upgraded Dolphin Sands Shared Pathway, which has recently been completed.

Liberal Senator for Tasmania Claire Chandler said the $1 million project was funded under the Morrison Government’s Community Development Grants Programme.

“The upgraded roadway has delivered a safer environment for cyclists, pedestrians and motorists who all use the busy road, and provides the necessary 1.5 metre clearance between passing bikes and cars,” Senator Chandler said.

“This is just another example of the Morrison Coalition Government working to provide better public infrastructure for people living in regional Tasmania.”

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the Australian Government’s $1 million investment in community infrastructure would provide long term benefits to the Dolphin Sands area.

“This investment saw the widening of Dolphin Sands Road which will allow for the road to be safer for the regions motorists and cyclists,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.

“This will encourage both locals and visitors to use the improved route and engage in healthy outdoor activities, which is expected to improve the health of the local community and the broader region.”

Glamorgan-Spring Bay Mayor Robert Young said the completed project had been finished in time for the summer months.

“Two sections of Dolphin Sands Road were upgraded and now meet municipal standards that provides improved safety for cyclists,” Mayor Young said.

“With the weather getting better as we head into summer, I’m sure more people will be getting out and enjoying a walk or ride along the improved way.”