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Road Closures and Delays

Midland Highway - July 2016

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

Please allow an extra 30 to 45 minutes more for your journey.

State Road and Bridge Flood Recovery Works – June 2016

Recent heavy rainfall and storm conditions have resulted in damage to a number of roads and bridges around the State.

The Department of State Growth has now assessed all State roads and bridges for damage and has commenced repair and recovery works.  Roads with changed traffic conditions and a schedule for recovery works are outlined in the schedule below.  Please note that more detailed engineering investigations are still required at some sites and other sites require complete reconstruction of infrastructure, meaning that changed traffic conditions will be in place for some time.

Flood Damaged State Roads and Bridges as at 29 June 2016 (PDF)

This schedule will be updated regularly with up-to-date details of ongoing repair works.

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.

Thank you for your understanding while repair works are underway. For further queries regarding these works please contact Department of State Growth on

North East: (03) 6777 1953
North West: (03) 6477 7062
South: (03) 6166 3365
or by email at

Closed roads map

Map of Roads Closed - Flood Damage click for larger version

Flood damage Murchison Highway click for more images

Flood damage Oliver's Road, Mersey Forest click for more images

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.

North East

Midland Highway - White Lagoon (Tunbridge) to Mona Vale Road (Ross)

Controlled Blasting - Scheduled Short Term Delays

Additional controlled blasting is required to remove large quantities of hard rock to upgrade the Highway near Mona Vale Road, 4 km south of Ross.

Blasting will continue for a further 3 - 5 weeks and will occur each Wednesday between the hours of 2.30pm and 3.30pm until around Wednesday 3rd August 2016.

To ensure public safety, the Midland Highway either side of the blast zone will be closed to all traffic before and after the blast, as will the connection from Mona Vale Road to the Midland Highway.

Variable Message Boards will continue to provide motorists with advance notification of scheduled delays.

Expect delays of up to 15 minutes.

Further information about the project can be found at the project webpage at

Midland Highway - Breadalbane and Prospect Connector

Vegetation in the median on the Midland Highway between Breadalbane and Prospect Connector has been removed as part of an ongoing statewide maintenance program.

The work is necessary to maintain the integrity of the barrier, as well as ensuring the amenity of the approaches to the city.

The area will have top soil respread and be reseeded to establish a grass median.

North West

Pieman River ‘Fatman’ Barge at Corinna (West Coast)

The Pieman River Barge at Corinna Road, is currently out of service.

The access to Corinna from the north (Waratah or Arthur River) is open.

Motorists travelling from the south to Corinna will need to continue on the Murchison Highway (A10) north through Rosebery and then turn off towards Waratah.

The barge is scheduled to be repaired on Saturday 2 July and should be running again on Sunday 3 July 2016.

For any queries please call Corinna Wilderness on 03 6446 1170 or visit:


Brooker Highway / Euston Street, Claremont – Overpass Repairs – Night Works

Repairs are scheduled on the Brooker Highway / Euston Street Overpass in Claremont from Tuesday, 21 June 2016 until Tuesday, 28 June 2016.  These works will be completed at night between the hours of 6:30 pm and 6:30 am.  During these times, a single lane closure will be in place and the work area will be under traffic management.

Motorists are advised that delays of up to 15 minutes may occur during these works. Please allow extra time for travel.

For any queries regarding the works please contact Darren McConnon on 03 6166 3452 or by email at

Tasman Bridge - Shared Pathway Temporary Closures

Maintenance works are programmed for the Tasman Bridge from November 2015 through to June 2016.  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 gantrys 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 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 03 6166 3452 or by email at

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