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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 2016/17

The Department of State Growth commenced its annual mowing program in September 2016. The final mowing for this program will be completed by the end of May 2017.

Due to winter weather conditions, the mowing program will cease at the end of May 2017.  The State Roads Annual Mowing Program for 2017 will commence in July 2017 and continue until May 2018.

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, 10 May 2017


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 Friday, 28 April 2017


North West

Stoney Rise Road Underpass / Bass Highway - Bridge Strengthening Works

Bridge strengthening and associated rehabilitation works will be undertaken on the Stoney Rise Road Underpass during the month of May 2017.

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 7.00 pm to 6.00 am. These works are subject to weather conditions.

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.

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

Updated Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Tarleton Street Underpass - Bridge Strengthening Works

Bridge strengthening and associated rehabilitation works on the Tarleton Street Underpass have been rescheduled.  These works will now be undertaken between Wednesday 31 May and Sunday 4 June 2017.

During this time one westbound lane will be closed at all times. The works will need to be completed at night due to traffic requirements on the underpass.

The Department of State Growth has awarded the contract for the above works to BridgePro.

The road works will be performed under an approved Traffic Management Plan by the contractor to ensure the least possible disruption to road users. Speed restrictions and altered traffic conditions will be in place throughout the construction period to ensure a safe work place for construction staff.  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.

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

Updated Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Sheffield Road, Acacia Hills - Landslip Repair Works

In late 2016, a landslip occurred on Sheffield Road at Acacia Hills between Coles Road and Knox Drive, undermining the south bound lane.

Works to repair this landslip are now nearing completion.  Reduced speed limits will remain in place until all works are completed.

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

For further information regarding this project please contact Adam Garrigan on 0408 969 702.

Updated Thursday, 25 May 2017

Mount Street, Burnie - line marking work- Wednesday 24 May to Sunday 28 May 2017

Line marking work will take place on Mount Street, from the Bass Highway to Southwell Crescent between the times of:

10:00 am to 3:00 pm from Wednesday 24 May to Sunday 28 May 2017, subject to weather conditions.

The work site will be clearly sign posted and traffic controllers will be on site to direct traffic accordingly. Please allow extra time for travelling through these works.

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.

Updated Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Bass Highway - Exton - Monday 22 May to Friday 26 May 2017

Road resurfacing preparation work will take place on the Bass Highway at Exton, between the times of:

9:00 am – 3:30 pm on Monday 22 May to Friday 26 May 2017

The work site will be clearly sign posted and traffic controllers will be on site to direct traffic accordingly. Please allow extra time for travelling through these works.

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 Monday, 22 May 2017

Bass Highway – from Cutts Road to Don River Bridge – Monday 22 May to Wednesday 31 May 2017

Road resurfacing preparation work will take place on the Bass Highway from Cutts Road to Don River Bridge, between the times of:

9:00 am – 3:30 pm on Monday 22 May to Wednesday 31 May 2017, subject to weather conditions.

The work site will be clearly sign posted and traffic controllers will be on site to direct traffic accordingly. Please allow extra time for travelling through these works.

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 Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Bass Highway, Burnie – Night works - Wednesday 24 May to Thursday 1 June 2017

Road reseal and line marking works will take place on the Bass Highway from the Burnie Makers’ Workshop to Edwardes Street (near McDonalds), in the east bound lanes between the times of:

7:00 pm to 6:00 am Wednesday 24 May to Thursday 1 June 2017

Night works will commence at 7:00 pm each night and continue until 6:00 am the next day and have been scheduled to minimise inconvenience to the travelling public on this busy road. Please note that these works are subject to suitable weather conditions.

Line marking will be undertaken on this section of road during the day between 9:00 am to 3:30 pm from Saturday 27 May to Sunday 4 June 2017. Reduced speed limits will apply during line marking work.

Throughout all work, the work site will be clearly sign posted and traffic controllers will be on site to direct traffic accordingly. Please allow extra time for travelling through these works.

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.

Updated Wednesday, 24 May 2017


South

'Slow Moving Traffic Ahead' signs - Brooker Highway and Southern Outlet 

The following ‘Slow Moving Traffic Ahead’ advisory signs are currently out of order:

  • Brooker Highway - north bound lane prior to the Risdon Road intersection
  • Southern Outlet - just before the bend known as ‘Catseye Corner’ on the approach to Hobart

While these signs are repaired, motorists are reminded to drive with caution when approaching these locations.

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 Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Channel Highway - near junction with Flood Road, Huonville - rock safety works from April to early June 2017

Slip and bank stabilisation (rock safety) work commenced in April 2017 in the road reserve on the Channel Highway near the junction with Flood Road, in Huonville.  This work involves rock scaling to remove loose rocks and the installation of wire mesh netting.  Work is continuing and is anticipated to be completed in early June 2017, subject to weather conditions.

Speed restrictions will be in place 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 Monday, 22 May 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


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