Department of State GrowthTransport

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.


North East

Midland Highway - White Lagoon (Tunbridge) to Mona Vale Road (Ross)

Controlled Blasting - Scheduled Short Term Delays

Controlled blasting is required to remove large quantities of hard rock to upgrade the Highway near Mona Vale Road, 4 km south of Ross.

Blasting will be starting on Wednesday 4th May 2016 between the hours of 1pm and 2pm, and will repeat each Wednesday at the same time from 4th May 2016 to 8th June 2016.

To ensure public safety, the Midland Highway either side of the blast zone will be closed to all traffic before and after the blast, as will the connection from Mona Vale Road to the Midland Highway.

Delays of up to 15 minutes are expected.

Further information about the project can be found at the project webpage at http://www.midlandhighway.tas.gov.au

Midland Highway - Perth to Breadalbane Duplication

Controlled Blasting - Scheduled Short Term Delays

Controlled blasting is required to remove large quantities of hard rock along the new highway.

Blasting will be undertaken by accredited blasting company Forze Explosives on Wednesdays between the hours of 11am and 1pm from 30 March 2016 to mid May 2016.

To ensure public safety, the Midland Highway either side of the blast zone will be closed to through traffic before and after the blast.  Traffic on the Midland Highway will be restricted during this time.

Delays of up to 15 minutes are expected.  Suggested alternate routes for light vehicles during this time are:

  • Pateena Rd if travelling between Longford and Launceston
  • Leighlands and Evandale Road (or Mill Road in Perth) if travelling between Hobart and Launceston

Further information about the project can be found at the project webpage at http://www.midlandhighway.tas.gov.au

Update 4 May 2016

The timeframe for blasting work has been extended from mid May to the end of May 2016 due to additional time required to relocate a NBN cable.

Midland Highway - Breadalbane and Prospect Connector

Vegetation in the median on the Midland Highway between Breadalbane and Prospect Connector has been removed as part of an ongoing statewide maintenance program.

The work is necessary to maintain the integrity of the barrier, as well as ensuring the amenity of the approaches to the city.

The area will have top soil respread and be reseeded to establish a grass median.


North West


South

Tasman / East Derwent Highway Interchange Improvements

Sorell / Airport ramp temporary closure and night works

The majority of works on the Tasman / East Derwent Highway Interchange are complete with some additional minor finishing works at the site including bus bay improvements, landscaping and installation of barriers remaining.

Sorell / Airport Ramp Temporary Closures

Daily temporary closures of the Sorell/Airport ramp are required from Friday 20 May for approximately one week between the hours of 7am – 3pm to allow the safe completion of final landscaping and thrie beam works.  During the closures, access to Sorell/Airport will be via the Rosny Hill ramp, please follow any traffic management directions on site.  

Night Works

Some of these minor activities cannot be completed during daytime due to traffic requirements on the Tasman Highway and will need to be completed at night.

Night works are programmed to commence Monday 23 May to Tuesday 24 May.  These works will be conducted between the hours of 7:00pm and 7:00am.  Works include but are not limited to:

  • Minor concrete works and
  • Landscaping.

The night works will involve some lane closures, please follow any traffic management directions on site.

The contractor will ensure that no unnecessary light or noise pollution is generated and that the impact on surrounding residents is minimised.  

We thank you for your understanding and co-operation with these works.  Any concerns regarding impacts from the works can be directed to 0427 718 375.

East Derwent Highway - Relocation of Bus Stop

Monday, 9 May - Friday, 27 May 2016

Additional works to improve the safety of bus movements along the East Derwent Highway are programmed from Monday, 9 May 2016 until Friday, 27 May 2016.

The bus shelter on the last Metro bus stop along the East Derwent Highway (heading towards Rosny) will be temporarily relocated to allow for bus bay works at the existing stop.

A new temporary bus bay will be located further north along the East Derwent Highway until works are completed.

Please take care when moving through the worksite and follow any traffic management directions.

Brooker Highway / Euston Road, Claremont – Overpass Repairs – Night Works

Repairs are scheduled on the Brooker Highway / Euston Road Overpass in Claremont from Monday, 30 May 2016 until Friday, 3 June 2016.  These works will be completed at night between the hours of 6:30 pm and 6:30 am.  During these times, a single lane closure will be in place and the work area will be under traffic management.

Motorists are advised that delays of up to 15 minutes may occur during these works. Please allow extra time for travel.

For any queries regarding the works please contact Darren McConnon on 03 6166 3452 or by email at info@stategrowth.tas.gov.au

Tasman Highway / Flagstaff Gully Link Road – Overpass Repairs – Night Works

Repairs are scheduled on the Tasman Highway / Flagstaff Gully Link Road Overpass in Mornington from Friday, 3 June 2016 until Friday, 10 June 2016.  These works will be completed at night between the hours of 6:30 pm and 6:30 am.  During these times, a single lane closure will be in place and the work area will be under traffic management.

Motorists are advised that delays of up to 15 minutes may occur during these works. Please allow extra time for travel.

For any queries regarding the works please contact Darren McConnon on 03 6166 3452 or by email at info@stategrowth.tas.gov.au

Tasman Bridge - Shared Pathway Temporary Closures

Maintenance works are programmed for the Tasman Bridge from November 2015 through to June 2016.  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 gantrys 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 info@stategrowth.tas.gov.au


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