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Road Closures and Delays

Current Roadworks Roundup

Motorists are advised that they may experience some delays (up to 15 minutes) due to roadworks around the State.

Please note that works may be subject to change at short notice due to weather. For information about emergency road closures please visit the Tasmania Police Community Alerts page.

Updated Friday, 21 October 2016

Midland Highway Traffic Delays

When travelling between Hobart and Launceston along the Midland Highway you will be travelling through several road work sites relating to the Midland Highway Safety Upgrades projects.

Please allow an extra 30 to 45 minutes more for your journey.

For more information about the Midland Highway Safety Upgrades projects, please visit

Posted Wednesday, 29 June 2016

State Road and Bridge Flood Recovery Works

Heavy rainfall and storm conditions during June 2016 resulted in damage to a number of roads and bridges around the State.

Roads with changed traffic conditions are outlined in the schedule below. Local speed restrictions have been put in place while damaged roads and bridges are repaired.  Please drive to the conditions and follow any traffic management put in place to ensure your safety.

Flood Damaged State Road and Bridges (PDF)

For information relating to longer term repair projects resulting from the floods please visit the Flood Recovery projects webpage.

Thank you for your understanding while repair works are underway. Further queries about these works can be directed to Department of State Growth on:

North East: (03) 6777 1953
North West: (03) 6477 7062
South: (03) 6166 3365
or by email at

Updated Tuesday, 18 October 2016

State Roads Annual Mowing Program 2016

The Department of State Growth has recently commenced its annual mowing program, however heavy rainfall over the last few months has resulted in unsafe ground conditions for mowing in a number of sites across the State.

These sites will be monitored and mowing works rescheduled once these ground conditions improve.

Further queries about these works can be directed to Department of State Growth State Roads division on:

North East: (03) 6777 1953
North West: (03) 6477 7062
South: (03) 6166 3365
or by email at

Posted Friday, 9 September 2016

North West

Port Sorell Road - Frankford Road to Brooke Street - Road Closure

The Department of State Growth will be undertaking water blasting works on Port Sorell Road between Frankford Road and Brooke Street on Tuesday, 18 October 2016 from 9:30 am until 3:30 pm.  In order to complete these works safely and efficiently, this section of road will be closed to traffic.

An approved detour route is outlined below.  Motorists are advised to allow extra time for travel.

For any queries regarding these works please contact Darren McConnon on 6166 3452 or by email at

Posted Thursday, 13 October 2016


Tasman Bridge - Shared Pathway Temporary Closures

Maintenance works are programmed on the Tasman Bridge from August 2016 through to March 2017.  The majority of these works will be undertaken with minimal disruption to the shared pathways.

Temporary closures of the shared pathways will be undertaken intermittently throughout this period between the hours of 9:00 am and 3:00 pm.  Access to one pathway will be open at all times.

The closures are necessary for safety reasons due to the location of the mobile work platform in relation to the overhead sign gantry framework.  The location of the two gantry’s reduces the width of the pathway causing a pinch point. This has the potential to cause a cycling and pedestrian hazard.

When one pathway is closed for works please use the other pathway with care, due to additional traffic.

Detour signage will be in place for any closures and advance notification of the closures will be placed on site at the bridge.

For any queries regarding the works please contact the Department of State Growth Contract Manager, Darren McConnon, on (03) 6166 3452 or by email at

Posted Wednesday, 10 August 2016

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