Department of State GrowthTransport

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.

Upcoming works across the State: January 2018

Southern Tasmania

Brooker Highway, Howard Road intersection to Lampton Avenue intersection in Goodwood, in the Hobart-bound lanes due to road resealing and line marking:

  • 6:30 pm Tuesday, 23 January to 6:00 am Wednesday, 24 January
  • 9:30 am to 3:30 pm on Wednesday, 24 January and Thursday, 25 January.

For queries regarding these works please contact the Roadways Project Manager, Henry Allright on 0409 817 557.

Northern Tasmania

Mole Creek Road, approaching the Deloraine roundabout, in both north and south-bound lanes due to road resealing and line marking:

  • 7:00 am to 6:00 pm from Thursday, 18 January to Thursday, 25 January. 

Murchison Highway, 340 metres heading south towards the Bass Highway junction at Cam River due to road resealing and line marking:

  • 9:30 am to 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm from Monday, 29 January to Monday, 5 February.

Murchison Highway, from Reids Road to Back Cam Road in Somerset due to road resealing and line marking:

  • 9:30 am to 3:30 pm from Tuesday, 30 January to Tuesday, 6 February.

For any queries regarding these works please contact Project Manager Shaun Pinnington on 0409 640 049.

For all road works sites: in the case of an emergency, emergency vehicles will be guided through the site safely. The work sites 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 and allow extra time for travelling through these work sites.

Posted Friday, 19 January 2018.

Electronic sign malfunction

An electronic sign on the East Derwent Highway has malfunctioned.

The sign, located on the on-ramp to the Tasman Highway, notifies road users of potentially slow moving traffic ahead.

A temporary 40 km/h static speed sign is in place below the electronic sign to advise road users to approach the on-ramp with caution. The temporary static sign will remain until the electronic sign is fixed.

State Roads Annual Mowing Program 2017/18 and roadside maintenance

During the warmer seasons, road users will notice tree-trimming and roadside maintenance crews carrying out works in various locations on the state road network.

The State Roads Annual Mowing Program for 2017/18 will continue until May 2018. As always, please keep an eye out for road and maintenance crews and travel safely.

Learn more about the roadside maintence work conducted by State Roads here.

Further queries about these works can be directed to Department of State Growth State Roads division on 1300 139 933 or by email at

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

Links to Emergency Information

TasALERTTasmanian PoliceTasmanian Fire Service