Southern Outlet, Hobart
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|The Southern Outlet at Mount Nelson|
|Length||13 km (8.1 mi)|
|North end|| Davey Street /
Macquarie Street Hobart, Tasmania
|South end||Channel Highway Kingston, Tasmania|
|Major suburbs||Mount Nelson|
The Southern Outlet (the Outlet) is a major highway in the Tasmanian capital of Hobart and acts as one of the city's 3 major radial highways, connecting traffic from the Hobart city centre with commuters from the southern suburbs as well as intrastate traffic from the south of the state. The Outlet is one of the busier commuter highways in Hobart, handling in excess of 31,000 traffic movements each day.
The Southern Outlet starts at an intersection with the Davey/Macquarie couplet in Hobart, with a maximum speed limit of 80 km/H. The highway bypasses South Hobart and heads south into the mountainous terrain of Mount Nelson. Except for the Davey/Macquarie intersection the highway is fully grade separated and travels through bushland for the majority of its length. The northbound and southbound lanes are separated between Tolmans Hill overpass through to the Firthside overpass because of the mountainous landscape, allowing a higher maximum speed limit of 100 km/H. The Highway ends in Kingston, at the Kingston Interchange.
The Hobart Transportation Study 1965 indicated the need for a transport corridor from Hobart to Kingston. The Southern Outlet was opened in 1969 as a super-2 expressway and went from Kingston to meet up with the old Huon Highway at Grove. The Outlet opened as a fully dual-carriage way highway in 1990
|Davey Street & Macquarie Street one-way couplet (A6) north-east / Davey Street (B64) south-west / Macquarie Street south-west – Hobart, South Hobart||Northern terminus at Macquarie Street (northbound lanes); southbound lanes begin from Davey Street|
|Tolmans Hill – Dynnyrne boundary||2.7||1.7||Olinda Grove (C643) – Mount Nelson, Tolmans Hill|
|Kingborough||Kingston||4.6||2.9||Proctors Road||No Through Road|
|6.3||3.9||Proctors Road – Kingston||Southbound exit and entrance|
|7.6||4.7||Shaw Road – Kingston||Northbound exit and entrance|
|8.8||5.5||Groningen Road – no exit||Northbound entrance only|
|9.3||5.8||Browns Road – Firthside||Southbound exit only|
|Huon Highway (A6) / Kingston Bypass (B68) – Kingston, Huonville, Blackmans Bay, Kettering||Southern terminus: continues as Kingston Bypass; no access to Huon Highway from Kingston Bypass|
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