The federal and Tasmanian governments are calling for tenders for the Midland Highway upgrade to make safe a stretch of road that's seen multiple head-on collisions.

The project, which targets the section of road between Epping Forest to Powranna, will include road widening, additional overtaking lanes, improved junctions and installing flexible safety barrier to eliminate head on collisions. Loss of control is the predominant crash type for most of the Midland Highway, with 60 per cent…