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Road Closures and Delays

Midland Highway, Bagdad - Damage to Road Surface

Current wet weather conditions have caused a section of the Midland Highway at Bagdad to deteriorate, resulting in a number of large potholes.

Our contractor is currently on site working to restore the road surface.

For the safety of workers and the travelling public, please slow down, approach the area with caution and follow all traffic control instructions and speed restrictions.

Posted Friday, 20 January 2017

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 Wednesday, 18 January 2017


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 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 http://www.midlandhighway.tas.gov.au/

Updated Wednesday, 21 December 2016


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


North West

Murchison Highway - Anthony Road to Cradle Mountain Road - Tree Removal Work - 9 to 20 January 2017

Upgrading of the Murchison Highway has commenced between Anthony Road and Cradle Mountain Road for a five kilometre section of road. The upgrades will widen and strengthen the road to improve heavy vehicle safety, and install safety barriers.  

As part of this road upgrade, the Contractor will be undertaking tree removal work on this section of the Murchison Highway at the following times:

Monday, 9 January to Friday, 20 January 2017 - 7:00 am to 5:30 pm

During these times the road will be temporarily closed to traffic for periods of up to 15 minutes. The road will then be re-opened to allow traffic through.

The work site will be clearly sign posted and traffic controllers will be on site to direct traffic accordingly. Please allow sufficient time for travel through this section of road.

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

In the case of an emergency, emergency vehicles will be guided through the site safely.

For any queries regarding the works please contact the VEC Civil Engineering Pty Ltd Project Manager, Rob Wierzbicki on 0418 540 176.

Updated Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Ridgley Highway - Upper Mount Street, Burnie - Wednesday 18, Thursday 19 and Friday 20 January 2017

Road reseal works will take place at Upper Mount Street, between Three Mile Line Road and Roslyn Avenue between the times of:

7:00 am to 5:30 pm on Wednesday 18, Thursday 19 and Friday 20 January, 2017

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 traffic signs.

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

Posted Tuesday, 10 January 2017


South

Davies Avenue and McVilly Drive, Queens Domain - Night Works - Monday, 23 January 2017 to Tuesday, 24 January 2017

The Department of State Growth will be undertaking resurfacing works on Davies Avenue and McVilly Drive from 6:30 pm on Monday, 23 January 2017 until 6:30 am on Tuesday, 24 January 2017. These works are being completed at night to minimise delays to the general public.

These works will be completed under traffic management and motorists wishing to connect to the Tasman Highway may experience short delays.

For any queries regarding these works please contact the Roadways Pty Ltd Project Manager, Henry Allwright on 0409 817 557.

Temporary Interruption to Traffic - Southern Outlet - Olinda Grove Interchange - Wednesday, 25 January 2017 - 11:00 am to 11:15 am

Rock removal work will take place on the Southern Outlet at the Olinda Grove Interchange in the northbound lane at the following time:

  • 11:00 am to 11:15 am on Wednesday, 25 January 2017

It will be necessary to temporarily stop all traffic on all roads onto and including the Southern Outlet for periods of up to 15 minutes. This includes Woodcutters Road near Tolmans Hill, Olinda Grove near the newly constructed roundabout, Proctors Road, the northbound and southbound lanes on the Southern Outlet.

This is essential rock removal work which needs to be undertaken prior to the road construction work commencing.

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

For any queries regarding these works please contact the Department of State Growth Project Manager, David Peck, on (03) 6166 3429 or by email at: info@stategrowth.tas.gov.au

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Safety Improvement - Lyell Highway and Marlborough Road Junction, Bronte Park - Removal of Left Turn Facility

The Department of State Growth will soon commence works to close the left turn facility from Marlborough Road to the Lyell Highway at Bronte Park.

Vehicles wishing to turn left from Marlborough Road to the Lyell Highway will need to do so using the existing intersection.

Works are programmed to commence on Monday, 16 January 2017. Signage will be in place to alert motorists to the changed traffic conditions and alternative route.

For further information regarding this project, please call 1800 753 878 or email info@stategrowth.tas.gov.au

Posted Thursday, 12 January 2017

Tasman Bridge - Night Works - Tuesday 31 January to Saturday 4 February 2017

Night works will take place on the Tasman Bridge between the times of:

7:00 pm and 6:00 am from Tuesday, 31 January to Saturday, 4 February 2017

One lane of traffic will be temporarily closed throughout these times.  All four remaining lanes will remain open to traffic at all times.

Night works have been scheduled to minimise the inconvenience to the travelling public.

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 traffic signs.

For any queries regarding the works please contact the Department of State Growth Contract Manager, Darren McConnon, on 6166 3452 or by email at info@stategrowth.tas.gov.au

Posted Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Tasman Bridge - Shared Pathway Temporary Closures - January 2017 to March 2017

Maintenance works are programmed for the Tasman Bridge on the shared pathways from January 2017 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 cycling and pedestrian 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 6166 3452 or by email at info@stategrowth.tas.gov.au

Posted Friday, 6 January 2017


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