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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, 29 July 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 Friday, 29 July 2016

North East

West Tamar Highway, Riverside - Retaining Wall Repairs

Following heavy rain and extreme weather conditions on Monday, 11 July 2016, a retaining wall on the West Tamar Highway in Riverside collapsed.  This wall is situated between Orana Place and Cormiston Road (for motorists heading towards Legana) and between Walcorm Court and Launceston Christian School (for motorists travelling towards Launceston).

Update 3:00 pm, Thursday 28 July: The right hand side of the Legana bound lane will remain closed until sealing is completed.

Please obey all traffic signs and allow sufficient time for travel through this area.

Updated Thursday, 28 July 2016

Links to Emergency Information

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