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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, 25 November 2016

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/

Posted Wednesday, 29 June 2016


June 2016 Flood Event - 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 caused by the June 2016 flood event 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 info@stategrowth.tas.gov.au

Updated Wednesday, 30 November 2016


State Roads Annual Mowing Program 2016

The Department of State Growth has recently commenced its annual mowing program, however heavy rainfall over the last few months has resulted in unsafe ground conditions for mowing in a number of sites across the State.

These sites will be monitored and mowing works rescheduled once these ground conditions improve.

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

Posted Friday, 9 September 2016


South

Argyle / Macquarie Street Pedestrian Crossing Repairs

Argyle / Macquarie Street traffic lights will be turned-off on Thursday 15 December 2016 between 9:30am and 3:00pm while repairs are undertaken to the pedestrian crossing facility.

The audible pedestrian crossing facility on the north east corner of Argyle and Macquarie Street has been out of order following a vehicle collision.

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

For any queries regarding the works please contact Justin O’Shannassy, from the Department of State Growth on (03) 6166 3494 or by email at info@stategrowth.tas.gov.au.

Click image above for larger map

Updated Thursday 8,  December 2016


North East

Batman Highway – Bridport Road – Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 December 2016

Road reseal works will take place on the Batman Highway between the West Tamar Highway junction and at Bridport Main Road near the Mt Direction junction at the following times:

7am – 5pm Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 December 2016

During these works, one lane will be closed to traffic.  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.

Updated Thursday, 8 December 2016

Pipers River Road – Lilydale Road – Thursday 15 December 2016

Road reseal works will take place on Pipers River Road approximately 6 kilometres from Bridport  Road and Lilydale  Road on the Launceston side of Lilydale at the following times:

7am – 5pm Thursday 15 December 2016

During these works, one lane will be closed to traffic.  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, 6 December 2016

St Marys Pass Stabilisation Works 2016 - Road Closures

The Department of State Growth is currently undertaking stabilisation works at St Marys Pass on Esk Main Road, to minimise the potential and impact of periodic road closures caused by slope instability including rock falls, falling trees and landslides.

In order for works to be completed safely and efficiently, St Marys Pass will be closed to all traffic on weekdays (Monday to Friday) from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm, between Monday, 31 October 2016 and Friday, 16 December 2016.

Outside of these hours, works will continue under traffic management and motorists may experience short delays.

Enquiries regarding closures and delays on St Marys Pass during this project can be directed to Nick Moore (VEC Shaw Joint Venture) on 0428 722 812. Further information regarding these works can be found here.

Posted Friday, 4 November 2016


North West

Murchison Highway - Anthony Road to Cradle Mountain Road - Tree Removal Work - 5 to 23 December 2016 & 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, 5 December 2016 to Friday, 23 December 2016 - 7:00 am to 5:30 pm

Monday, 9 January 2017 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.


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