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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, 17 February 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 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

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

Bass Highway – from Forth River Bridge to Waverley Road

Workers will be undertaking preparation work on the Bass Highway in the eastbound carriageway from Forth River Bridge to Waverley Road in the week commencing 27 February 2017 between the times of  7:00 am – 5:00 pm.

During these works the speed limit will be reduced and there will be occasional lane closures.  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 signs.

For any queries regarding the works please contact the Department of State Growth’s Contract Supervisor, Kirsty Munro on 0419 165 934.

Updated Monday, 20 February 2017

Murchison Highway - Anthony Road to Cradle Mountain Road - Tree Removal Work - 9 January 2017 to 28 February 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 2017 to Tuesday, 28 February 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, 31 January 2017


South

East Derwent Highway, Risdon - Resurfacing Works - Wednesday 22 February to Saturday 25 February 2017

Road resurfacing works will take place on the East Derwent Highway between the Old Beach intersection and the Risdon Prison roundabout on Wednesday, 22 February, Thursday, 23 February, Friday, 24 February and Saturday, 25 February 2017 between the hours of 9:00 am and 6:00 pm. During these works, one lane will be closed and the causeway will be under traffic management.

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

Emergency Services will be given priority access through the work site.  

For any queries regarding these works please contact the Project Manager, Adam Beattie on 0429 026 423 or by email at info@stategrowth.tas.gov.au

Posted Friday, 17 February 2017

Tasman Highway, Sorell - Sorell Causeway - Resurfacing Night Works - Sunday 19 February to Tuesday 21 February 2017

Road resurfacing works will take place on the Sorell Causeway on Sunday, 19 February, Monday, 20 February and Tuesday, 21 February 2017 between the hours of 7:00 pm and 1:00 am. During these works, one lane will be closed and the causeway will be under traffic management.

Motorists are advised that delays of up to 15 minutes may occur during these works. Night works have been scheduled to minimise inconvenience, however, please allow extra travelling time.

Emergency Services will be given priority access through the work site.  

For any queries regarding these works please contact the Project Manager, Adam Beattie on 0429 026 423 or by email at info@stategrowth.tas.gov.au

Posted Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Tasman Highway  at Paradise Gorge and 'Break Me Neck' Hill - February to March 2017

Slip and bank stabilisation work will take place in late February and March 2017 on  the Tasman Highway at the following sites:

  • Tasman Highway at Paradise Gorge – work will involve rock scaling to remove loose rocks and the installation of wire mesh netting.
  • Tasman Highway at Break Me Neck Hill – work will involve the installation of a rock protection wall.   

For both sites work is programmed to commence outside peak hour traffic to ensure there is minimal disruption to the travelling public.  During working hours, the speed limit will be reduced and traffic may be reduced to one lane at times.

Whilst rock removal activities are being undertaken, the road will be temporarily closed to traffic for periods of up to 15 minutes.  This is for the safety of the workers and the travelling public.  The road will re-open throughout this period, to allow traffic to flow through.  Emergency Services will be given priority access through the work site.

Work is anticipated to be completed within four weeks, subject to weather conditions.

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

Tasman Bridge - Night Works - Wednesday 22 February and Thursday 23 February 2017

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

7:00 pm and 6:00 am on Wednesday 22 February and Thursday 23 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

Updated Wednesday, 8 February 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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