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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 every Friday


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.


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 30 to 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/

Updated Monday, 20 February 2017


State Roads Annual Mowing Program 2016

The Department of State Growth commenced its annual mowing program in September 2016.

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 info@stategrowth.tas.gov.au

Updated Wednesday, 21 December 2016


State-wide Bridge Joint Rehabilitation Program

The Department of State Growth has commenced a bridge maintenance program to upgrade and replace damaged and ageing expansion joints on a number of bridges around the State. Works at some locations will be undertaken during the day and at other locations the works will be undertaken at night. To complete the works, one lane is required to be closed at a time. Traffic management will be in place at all sites. Below is a list of the bridges that are included in the program and the dates that the work is scheduled to occur (dates may change subject to weather);

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Enquiries regarding this project can be directed to the Department of State Growth Project Manager, Darren McConnon on (03) 6166 3452.

Updated Thursday, 9 March 2017


North East

Traffic Signal Works - Hobart Road, Blaydon Street and Opossum Road, Kings Meadows

The Department of State Growth will be undertaking essential traffic signal works at the intersections of Hobart Road and Blaydon Street and Hobart Road and Opossum Road, Kings Meadows at the following times:

Wednesday 29 March 2017 - 6:30 pm to 1:00 am Thursday 30 March 2017

Sunday 2 April 2017 - 7:00 am to 6:00 pm

During these works the speed limit will be reduced and one lane may be closed. The work site will be clearly sign posted and traffic controllers will be on site to direct traffic accordingly.

These works may result in some noise, however this will be kept to a minimum.

Reduced speed limits at the work site are necessary for the safety of the workers and the travelling public, so please slow down, approach the work site with caution and follow all traffic control instructions.

Should you have any queries regarding these works, please contact Traffic Signals Maintenance on 1300 139 933 or email traffic.signals@stategrowth.tas.gov.au

Posted Friday, 17 March 2017

Tasman Highway Scottsdale Township - Night Works - Tuesday 28 March to Friday 31 March, line marking day work from Friday 31 March to Monday 3 April 2017

Road reseal works will take place overnight in the Scottsdale township, between Gofton Street and George Street, at the following times:

6:00 pm Tuesday 28 March – 6:00 am Friday 31 March  

Night works will commence at 6:00 pm each night and continue until 6:00 am, and have been scheduled to minimise inconvenience, however, please allow extra time for travelling during these works.

Line marking will be undertaken on this section of road during the day from Friday 31 March to Monday 3 April 2017. Reduced speed limits will apply during line marking work. The work site will be clearly sign posted and traffic controllers will be on site to direct traffic accordingly.

To ensure the safety of drivers, pedestrians and construction staff, please obey all traffic signs, traffic controllers and other directions.

For any queries regarding the works please contact the Project Manager Ian Sypkes on 03 6326 8440.

Posted Friday, 24 March 2017

Midland Highway - Kings Meadow Connector - road reseal on Sunday 2 April, line marking from Monday 3 April to Wednesday 5 April 2017

Road reseal work will take place on the Kings Meadow Connector near the junction with Hobart Road to the Midland Highway off ramp.  Sealing will be undertaken in stages, on both the incoming and outgoing lanes, between the times of:

7:00 am – 5:00 pm on Sunday 2 April 2017

During this work there will be lane closures for periods of up to 15 minutes. Delays to the travelling public can be expected and motorists should allow extra time for their journey.

Line marking work will also be undertaken along this section of road, between the times of:

7:00 am – 5:00 pm from Monday 3 April to Wednesday 5 April 2017

Reduced speed limits will apply. The work site 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 signs.

Emergency Services will be given priority access through the work site.  

For any queries regarding the works please contact the Project Manager Ian Sypkes on 03 6326 8440.

Posted Friday, 24 March 2017

Tasman Highway, Derby - Road Closure - Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 April 2017 - Enduro World Mountain Bike Series

The Enduro World Mountain Bike Series will be held over the weekend of 8 and 9 April in and around Derby.

To allow for this event to be run safely, the Tasman Highway at Derby (between the northern junction with Derby Back Road, through Derby township to Grahams Lane) will be closed to through traffic at the following times:

Saturday 8 April 2017 - 7.45 am to 5.00 pm

Sunday 9 April 2017 - 7.45 am to 8.00 pm

During the above closure times, traffic will be diverted via Derby Back Road and Grahams Lane.

The road will remain open at all other times.

For enquries regarding this closure please contact Janice Miller on 6166 3323 or email info@stategrowth.tas.gov.au

Tasman Highway Derby - Road Closure - Sat 8 & Sun 9 April - Detour Map

Posted Friday, 24 March 2017


North West

Bass Highway near Latrobe, east of the roundabout - Monday 27 March to Thursday 30 March 2017

Road resealing and line marking will take place on the Bass Highway near Latrobe, east of the roundabout, in both directions,  between the times of:

7:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday 27 March to Thursday 30 March 2017

Sealing work will be undertaken  between 9:00 am to 3:30 pm with reduced speed limits and occasional lane closures. Reduced speed limits will apply during line marking work. The work site 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 signs.

Emergency Services will be given priority access through the work site.  

For any queries regarding the works please contact the Project Manager Ian Sypkes on 03 6326 8440.

Updated Friday, 24 March 2017

Ridgley Highway – South of Highclere - Monday 3 April to Friday 7 April 2017.

Road reseal and line marking work will take place on Ridgley Highway, south of Highclere between the times of:

7:00 am – 5:00 pm on Monday 3 April to Friday 7 April 2017

During these works, the speed limit will be reduced and there will be occasional lane closures.  The work site 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 signs.

Emergency Services will be given priority access through the work site.  

For any queries regarding the works please contact the Project Manager Ian Sypkes on 03 6326 8440.

Posted Friday, 24 March 2017

Stoney Rise Road Underpass/ Bass Highway - Monday 3 April to Tuesday 2 May 2017

Bridge strengthening and associated rehabilitation works will be undertaken on the Stoney Rise Road Underpass commencing Monday 3 April 2017 to Thursday 13 April 2017, breaking over the Easter period, then re-commencing on Tuesday 18 April 2017 to Tuesday 2 May 2017, weather permitting.

During the week, one lane of the Stoney Rise Road underpass will be open to traffic with a reduced speed limit, the Bass Highway will have normal traffic conditions.

Due to some works only being able to be undertaken at night, the Stoney Rise Road underpass will be closed overnight and one lane will be closed on the Bass Highway with a reduced speed limit from 7.00pm to 6.00am, on;

  • Saturday 8 April 2017
  • Saturday 22 April 2017
  • Saturday 29 April 2017

The road works will be performed under an approved Traffic Management Plan by the contractor to ensure the least possible disruption to road users.  Minimal delays to the travelling public can be expected in the vicinity of the works for the duration of the project. Please obey all signs and allow sufficient time for travelling through these work areas.

Further information about the project can be found on the Department of State Growth website http://www.transport.tas.gov.au/road/closures_delays.

We thank you for your understanding and cooperation with these works.  Any enquiries you have regarding this project can be directed to Darren McConnon on 6166 3452 or darren.mcconnon@stategrowth.tas.gov.au

Posted Monday, 27 March 2017

Bass Highway – Montumana (Boat Harbour) – Wednesday 5 April to Tuesday 11 April 2017

Road reseal and line marking work will take place on the Bass Highway near Montumana (Boat Harbour), between the times of:

7:00 am – 5:00 pm on Wednesday 5 April to Tuesday 11 April 2017

Sealing work will be undertaken between 9:00 am to 3:30 pm with reduced speed limits and occasional lane closures. Reduced speed limits will apply during line marking work. The work site 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 signs.

Emergency Services will be given priority access through the work site.  

For any queries regarding the works please contact the Project Manager Ian Sypkes on 03 6326 8440.

Posted Friday, 24 March 2017

Bass Highway - Longford and Illawarra ramps - Friday 7 April to Tuesday 11 April 2017

Road reseal and line marking work will take place on the Bass Highway on the Longford and Illawarra ramps, between the times of:

7:00 am – 5:00 pm on Friday  7 April to Tuesday 11 April 2017

Sealing work will be undertaken  between 9:00 am to 3:30 pm with reduced speed limits and occasional lane closures. Reduced speed limits will apply during line marking work. The work site 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 signs.

Emergency Services will be given priority access through the work site.  

For any queries regarding the works please contact the Project Manager Ian Sypkes on 03 6326 8440.

Updated Friday, 24 March 2017

Bass Highway - near Penguin - Monday 10 April to Thursday 13 April 2017

Road resealing and line marking work will take place on the Bass Highway near Penguin, in the westbound lane, approximately 3 kilometres east of Dial Road to the Dial Road overpass,  between the times of:

7:00 am – 5:00 pm on Monday 10 April to Thursday 13 April 2017

Sealing work will be undertaken  between 9:00 am to 3:30 pm with reduced speed limits and occasional lane closures. Reduced speed limits will apply during line marking work. The work site 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 signs.

For any queries regarding the works please contact the Project Manager Ian Sypkes on 03 6326 8440.

Updated Friday, 24 March 2017


South

Bridgewater Bridge - Bridge Closure - Saturday 1 April and Sunday 2 April 2017 - 7:30 pm to 6:00 am

To allow for essential maintenance works, the Bridgewater Bridge will be closed to all traffic at the following times:

7:30 pm Saturday 1 April - 6:00 am Sunday 2 April

7:30 pm Sunday 2 April - 6:00 am Monday 3 April

During these closures, alternative routes are available via the Bowen and Tasman Bridges as per the map below. Motorists are encouraged to allow extra time for their journey.

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Heavy vehicles operating at High or Increased Mass Limits (HML / IML) will be allowed access on Boyer Road, East Derwent Highway (between Midland Highway and Bowen Bridge only), Goodwood Road and Bowen Bridge during the closure times specified above. Heavy vehicles operating at High Mass Limits cannot use the East Derwent Highway between Bowen Bridge and Tasman Bridge.

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

Updated Friday, 24 March 2017

Southern Outlet Olinda Grove Interchange - temporary lane closure - from Wednesday 29 March to mid-April 2017

Temporary lane closures will be in place on the Southern Outlet at the Olinda Grove Interchange in the northbound (city-bound) lane between the times of:

10:00 am to 3:30 pm from Wednesday 29 March to mid-April 2017, weather permitting.

During this period one of the northbound (city-bound) lanes will be closed to traffic.  One lane will remain open to traffic at all times.  Delays are to be expected and motorists should allow extra time for their journey.

The lane closures are necessary to complete the next stage of work on the deceleration lane which involves pavement construction, asphalt sealing and line marking.

This work will occur outside the morning peak. Traffic management will be in place at the Olinda Grove roundabout to manage queuing. Two city-bound lanes will remain open to traffic until 10:00 am.

Reduced speed limits at the work site are necessary for the safety of workers and road users, so please slow down, approach the work site with caution and follow all traffic control instructions.

The road works are being undertaken by Tasmanian based contractor DCS Civil Tas Pty Ltd. The project will be complete by the end of April 2017, weather permitting.

For further information about the project please contact the Project Manager, Kevin Bourne, on (03) 6166 3422 or by email at: info@stategrowth.tas.gov.au

Posted Friday, 24 March 2017

Huon Highway Summerleas Road Interchange upgrade - temporary lane closures from Tuesday 28 March to Friday 31 March 2017

Temporary lane closures will be in place on the Huon Highway at the Summerleas Road Interchange roadworks site between the times of:

9:00 am to 5:00 pm from Tuesday 28 March to Friday 31 March.

During this period lanes for both directions of traffic will be down to one lane in total.

The closure will be on the Huon Highway just north of Summerleas Road intersection, for a short distance of up to 100 metres.  Road workers will manage traffic using stop/slow bats.

The lane closures are necessary to progress the next stage of this safety upgrade project.

Delays are to be expected and motorists should allow extra time for their journey.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Reduced speed limits at the work site are necessary for the safety of workers and road users, so please slow down, approach the work site with caution and follow all traffic control instructions.

For further information about construction issues, please contact the Contractor, VEC Shaw Joint Venture, customer service phone number on 0427 718 375 or via email at: summerleasproject@vecshawjv.com.au

Posted Monday, 27 March 2017

Tasman Highway - Mornington Off Ramp Closure - 6:30 pm Sunday 2 April to 6:30 am Monday 3 April 2017

To allow for essential maintenance works, the Tasman Highway Mornington Off Ramp will be closed to all traffic at the following time:

6:30 pm Sunday 2 April - 6:30 am Monday 3 April

During this closure motorists will need to use alternative routes.  Night works have been scheduled to minimise inconvenience, however, please allow extra travelling time.  Detour options are below.

Click on image below for detour map for light vehicles

Tasman Highway Morning Off Ramp - Detour Map for light vehicles

Click on image below for detour map for HML / IML / B-Double vehicles

Tasman Highway Mornington Off Ramp - Detour Map for HML / IML / B-Double vehicles

For any queries regarding these works please contact the Project Manager, Henry Allwright on 0409 817 557 or by email at info@stategrowth.tas.gov.au

Updated Monday, 27 March 2017

South Arm Highway - Mornington to Howrah - Resurfacing and Linemarking Works - Sunday 26 March to Wednesday 29 March 2017

Resurfacing works will take place on the South Arm Highway between the Mornington Roundabout and the Shoreline Drive Roundabout (south bound lanes) at the following times:

3:30 pm Sunday 26 March - 6:30 am Monday 27 March

Once resurfacing works are complete, linemarking will take place between the following times:

Monday 27 March to Wednesday 29 March - 9:30 am to 3:00 pm

During these works, one lane will be closed and the highway will be under traffic management.

Motorists are advised that delays of up to 15 minutes may occur during these works. Night works have been scheduled to minimise inconvenience, however, please allow extra travelling time.

Emergency Services will be given priority access through the work site.  

For any queries regarding these works please contact the Project Manager, Henry Allwright on 0409 817 557 or by email at info@stategrowth.tas.gov.au

Updated Friday, 24 March 2017

Tasman Highway - Mornington On Ramp - Resurfacing Night Works - Thursday 30 March to Wednesday 5 April 2017

Resurfacing works will take place on the Tasman Highway Mornington On Ramp at the following times:

6:30 pm Thursday 30 March - 6:30 am Friday 31 March

6:30 pm Friday 31 March - 6:30 am Saturday 1 April

3:30 pm Sunday 2 April - 6:30 am Monday 3 April

6:30 pm Monday 3 April - 6:30 am Tuesday 4 April

6:30 pm Tuesday 4 April - 6:30 am Wednesday 5 April

During these works, one lane will be closed and the highway will be under traffic management.

Motorists are advised that delays of up to 15 minutes may occur during these works. Night works have been scheduled to minimise inconvenience, however, please allow extra travelling time.

Emergency Services will be given priority access through the work site.

For any queries regarding these works please contact the Project Manager, Henry Allwright on 0409 817 557 or by email at info@stategrowth.tas.gov.au

Posted Friday, 24 March 2017

Huon Highway near Vinces Saddle - Rock safety works - from 27 March to end of April 2017

Slip and bank stabilisation work will be undertaken from 27 March 2017 on the Huon Highway just north of Vinces Saddle, in the road reserve next to the southbound (Huonville-bound) lanes.  Work will include selected tree removal and the installation of a rock catch fence.

Speed restrictions will be in place and the southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane throughout the rock safety works, to ensure a safe work place for road workers. 

Work is anticipated to be completed within 4 weeks, subject to weather conditions.  

For any queries regarding these works please contact the Project Manager, Kevin Bourne, on 6166 3422 or by email at: info@stategrowth.tas.gov.au

Updated Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Corner of Channel Highway and Flood Road, Huonville - Rock safety works - to commence early April 2017

Slip and bank stabilisation (rock safety) work will commence in early April 2017 at the corner of Channel Highway and Flood Road, near Huonville.  This work will involve rock scaling to remove loose rocks and the installation of wire mesh netting.

Work is anticipated to be completed within four weeks, subject to weather conditions.

During working hours, the speed limit will be reduced and traffic may be reduced to one lane at times.

To ensure the safety of road users and construction staff, please obey all signs.

For any queries regarding these works please contact the Project Manager, Kevin Bourne, on 6166 3422 or by email at: info@stategrowth.tas.gov.au

Updated Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Traffic Signal Maintenance Works - March and April 2017

The Department of State Growth will be undertaking essential traffic signal maintenance works at the following intersections during March and April 2017:

Tuesday 28 March 2017

  • King George V Avenue and Peltro Street, Glenorchy - 9:30 am to 1:00 pm

Wednesday 29 March 2017

  • East Derwent Highway and Ronnie Street, Rose Bay - 9:30 am to 1:00 pm

Thursday 30 March 2017

  • Beach Road and Roslyn Avenue, Kingston - 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Thursday 6 April 2017

  • East Derwent Highway and Lincoln Street, Lindisfarne - 9:30 am to 3:00 pm

During these works the speed limit will be reduced and one lane will be closed. The work site will be clearly sign posted and traffic controllers will be on site to direct traffic accordingly.

These works may result in some noise, however this will be kept to a minimum.

Reduced speed limits at the work site are necessary for the safety of the workers and the travelling public, so please slow down, approach the work site with caution and follow all traffic control instructions.

Should you have any queries regarding these works, please contact Traffic Signals Maintenance on 1300 139 933 or email traffic.signals@stategrowth.tas.gov.au

Updated Friday, 24 March 2017

Bruny Island Main Road - Bruny Island Neck - Speed Restrictions

The Bruny Island Neck is due to be upgraded later this year (see Bruny Island - Neck Improvements for more information).  

Recently a number of complaints were received regarding the current poor road surface at the Neck. Following discussions with Tasmania Police, the speed has been temporarily restricted to 60km/h, with a short section at the lookout restricted to 40km/h. Speed signs have been placed at intervals along the neck and at each end. Rough surface warning signage has also been installed.

State Roads will continue to monitor and complete maintenance (such as periodic grading, pothole repair and other emergency repairs) on this section of road, but no significant works (including the placement of fresh gravel) will be completed prior to the start of the Bruny Island - Neck Improvements project.

For further information regarding these works, please contact State Roads Division on 6166 3365 or by email on info@stategrowth.tas.gov.au

Updated Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Tasman Highway - Paradise Gorge and 'Break Me Neck' Hill  rock safety work - February to end of March 2017

Slip and bank stabilisation work commenced in late February 2017 on the Tasman Highway at the following sites:

  • Tasman Highway at Paradise Gorge – work will involve rock scaling to remove loose rocks and the installation of wire mesh netting.
  • Tasman Highway at Break Me Neck Hill – work will involve the installation of a rock protection wall.   

For both sites work is programmed to commence outside peak hour traffic to ensure there is minimal disruption to the travelling public.  During working hours, the speed limit will be reduced and traffic may be reduced to one lane at times.

Whilst rock removal activities are being undertaken, the road will be temporarily closed to traffic for periods of up to 15 minutes.  This is for the safety of the workers and the travelling public.  The road will re-open throughout this period, to allow traffic to flow through.  Emergency Services will be given priority access through the work site.

Work is anticipated to be completed by the end of March, subject to weather conditions.

For any queries regarding these works please contact the Project Manager, Kevin Bourne, on 6166 3422 or by email at: info@stategrowth.tas.gov.au

Updated Friday, 24 March 2017


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