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.  

For information on emergency road closures please visit the Tasmania Police Community Alerts page.

Updated every Monday.


Reduced speed limits and other traffic management are important for protecting road workers, and also to reduce the risks to the travelling public, including the risk of damage to vehicles.

Click here to see why it is important to slow down at road works sites.


Periodic traffic interruptions: Bass Highway

Motorists should expect short delays and slower travelling speeds if driving west on Bass Highway from Breadalbane to Devonport or Burnie. This is due to a large number of oversized loads being escorted by Transport Inspectors between March and May 2018.

Delays of five to 10 minutes can be expected at points along the route, and slower travelling speeds will be experienced by those travelling behind the loads. Convoys will be scheduled to avoid peak travel times and Transport Inspectors will arrange for traffic to pass at regular intervals.

Convoys are scheduled to depart from Breadalbane at the following dates and times:

There are no convoys secheduled for the week beginning 9 April. Details of future convoys will be provided as they become available.

Motorists are reminded to be vigilant if they encounter the convoys on the road, and to slow down and obey all directions from Transport Inspectors.


Works at Cradle Mountain Road, Cradle Mountain

Roadworks will start at Cradle Mountain Road, Cradle Mountain from Monday, 5 March 2018 to create safe passing bays for buses and cars.

The works are located on Cradle Mountain Road, from the Ranger Hut to Connells Avenue (Dove Lake end of the road) and will involve widening six sections of the road.

The works will be completed by late April 2018, subject to weather conditions.

During these works, private vehicle access to Dove Lake will be restricted. Visitors are encouraged to take the shuttle bus from the Visitor Information Centre.

Speed restrictions and changed traffic conditions will be in place. To ensure the safety of road users and construction staff, please obey all traffic signs and allow extra time for travelling through these works.

For more information please contact the Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre: 6492 1110.


Upcoming road maintenance works across the State: April - May 2018

For all road works sites: in the case of an emergency, emergency vehicles will be guided through the site safely. These work sites will be clearly sign posted and traffic controllers will be on site to direct traffic accordingly. To ensure the safety of road users and construction staff, please obey all traffic signs and allow extra time for travelling through these work sites.

Northern Tasmania

Mount Street, between Southwell Street and Federal Street due to road resealing and line marking works:

  • 6:30 pm to 6:00 am, Thursday, 26 April to Friday, 27 April.
  • 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, Saturday, 28 April to Monday, 30 April.

Impact to road users: Single lane closures will be in place during working hours. Delays are to be expected. Traffic controllers will be on site to direct traffic.

Southern Tasmania

Southern Outlet, Hobart, from the Olinda Grove interchange, Mount Nelson, to Kingston due to tree removal works:

  • Southbound 7:00 am to 3:00 pm and northbound 10:00 am to 3:30 pm, Wednesday, 4 April to end of April.

Impact to road users: One lane will remain open to traffic during these works. Traffic controllers will be on site to direct traffic accordingly.

For any queries regarding these works please contact Zack Hepburn on 6166 3322.

Brooker Highway, Hobart, from the Domain Highway interchange to the Burnett Street intersection for approximately 600 metres due to the laying down of concrete on the median strip:

  • 6:30 pm to 6:00 am Sunday, 29 April to Thursday, 17 May 2018.

Location map:

Impact to road users: One lane will remain open to traffic during these works. Traffic controllers will be on site to direct traffic accordingly. These works are subject to weather conditions.

For any queries regarding these works please contact Mitch Williamson on 6166 3414. 

Updated Monday, 23 April 2018.


Electronic sign malfunction

An electronic sign on the East Derwent Highway has malfunctioned.

The sign, located on the on-ramp to the Tasman Highway, notifies road users of potentially slow moving traffic ahead.

A temporary 40 km/h static speed sign is in place below the electronic sign to advise road users to approach the on-ramp with caution. The temporary static sign will remain until the electronic sign is fixed.


State Roads Annual Mowing Program 2017/18 and roadside maintenance

During the warmer seasons, road users will notice tree-trimming and roadside maintenance crews carrying out works in various locations on the state road network.

The State Roads Annual Mowing Program for 2017/18 will continue until May 2018. As always, please keep an eye out for road and maintenance crews and travel safely.

Learn more about the roadside maintence work conducted by State Roads here.

Further queries about these works can be directed to Department of State Growth State Roads division on 1300 139 933 or by email at info@stategrowth.tas.gov.au


Midland Highway safety upgrades

When travelling between Hobart and Launceston along the Midland Highway you will be travelling through several road work sites.

Please allow an extra 45 minutes for your journey if travelling the full length of the Highway.

Motorists are reminded to slow down and comply with the posted speed limits in all roadwork sites. Speed limits may be reduced when there are changes to the road surface, new or no line marking, changes to centre separation, new or no barriers, or road workers and equipment on the road or at the side of the road. The need to reduce the speed may not be obvious, but reduced speed limits are for your safety and the safety of road workers.

For more information about the Midland Highway Safety Upgrades projects, please visit http://www.midlandhighway.tas.gov.au/


Links to Emergency Information

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