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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 on emergency road closures please visit the Tasmania Police Community Alerts page.

Updated every Monday.


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.


Removal of unsafe trees: Channel Highway, Margate to Middleton, November 2017

The Department of State Growth manages roadside trees on State roads using a risk-based tree management framework, and is progressively auditing the entire State road network.

The Department recently completed an audit on the Channel Highway, between Margate and Middleton. The arborist’s report recommended the removal and/or trimming of approximately
70 trees that pose a potential risk to road users.

Silver wattles, introduced poplars and pines will be removed first – while assessments are currently underway on a number of other native species. These trees will not be removed until the overall environmental impact is known.

The first stage of work between Woodbridge and Middleton will start on Thursday, 16 November 2017. Message boards have been installed at the work area.

For further information about these works please contact Ben Mansfield on (03) 6166 3374, or via email: info@stategrowth.tas.gov.au


Elephant Pass Road temporary road closure 20 - 21 November 2017

A section of Elephant Pass Road will be closed to traffic due to essential road reseal works from:

  • 8:15 am to 5:30 pm on Monday 20 November
  • 8:15 am to 5:30 pm on Tuesday 21 November 2017.

The road will be closed from the southern side of the Mount Elephant Pancakes entrance and Mt Elephant Road. Traffic will be detoured via the Tasman Highway and St Marys Pass. Traffic can still access Mt Elephant Pancakes from the northern end of Elephant Pass Road.

Local residents will be able to access their properties and school buses will be guided through the site safely, however delays may be experienced. In the case of an emergency, emergency vehicles will be guided through the site safely.

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, 17 November 2017


Esk Main Road in St Marys township: night works 22, 23, and 24 November 2017

Road reseal works will take place on Esk Main Road in the St Marys township between Clive Street and Franks Street, between the times of:

  • 6:00 pm Wednesday, 22 November to 6:00 am Thursday, 23 November 
  • 6:00 pm Thursday, 23 November to 6:00 am Friday, 24 November
  • 6:00 pm Friday, 24 November to 6:00 am Saturday, 25 November.

Night works will commence at 6:00 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.

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.

In the case of an emergency, emergency vehicles will be guided through the site safely.

For any queries regarding the works please contact the Project Manager Ian Sypkes on 03 6326 8440.

Posted Tuesday, 14 November 2017


Night works for the Midland Highway's Southern Outlet, Launceston: 28 and 29 November 2017

Road reseal works will take place on the Midland Highway, Southern Outlet in Launceston in the southbound lanes between Wellington Street and Pipeworks Road, between the times of:

  • 6:30 pm Tuesday 28 November to 6:00 am Wednesday 29 November
  • 6:30 pm Wednesday 29 November to 6:00 am Thursday 30 November.

Traffic will be detoured via Wellington Street to Pipeworks Road and then back onto the Midland Highway.

Night works will commence at 6:30 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.

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.

In the case of an emergency, emergency vehicles will be guided through the site safely.

For any queries regarding the works please contact the Project Manager Ian Sypkes on 03 6326 8440.

Posted Tuesday, 14 November 2017



Roadside Vegetation Management

As the seasons change and weather begins to improve, drivers will notice tree-trimming crews carrying out works in various locations on the state road network.

We carefully trim trees to preserve them as well as help maintain and improve your safety with clear views of road signs, oncoming traffic, etc.

Larger trimmings are removed as quickly as possible and smaller trimmings are mulched on site.

As always, please keep an eye out for road and maintenance crews and travel safely.

Further queries about vegetation management can be directed to the State Roads Division on 1300 139 933 or by email at info@stategrowth.tas.gov.au


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 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 Friday, 16 June 2017


State Roads Annual Mowing Program 2017/18

The Department of State Growth is currently conducting its annual mowing program. Due to winter conditions, mowing had ceased at the end of May 2017.

The State Roads Annual Mowing Program for 2017/18 commenced in July 2017 and will continue until May 2018.

Further queries about these works can be directed to Department of State Growth State Roads division on 1300 139 933 or by email at info@stategrowth.tas.gov.au


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