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 (including icy/snow-covered roads) 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.

Overnight traffic delays: Bass Highway, Somerset to Port Latta

Road users can expect delays of up to 15 minutes if travelling on the Bass Highway between Somerset and Port Latta during the early hours of Tuesday 19 September 2017.

An oversized vehicle convoy will be travelling along the highway during this time. The 50 kilometre journey is expected to take approximately four hours to complete. To ensure safety during this operation some sections of the Bass Highway will be closed to traffic for short periods.

Road users are asked to slow down upon observing Transport Inspector escort vehicles and obey all directions. Please remember that it is an offence to disobey the direction of an inspector.

For more information please contact the Transport Enquiry Service on 1300 135 513.

Closure of Stony Rise Road for emergency repairs

On Sunday 17 September TasRail will be undertaking emergency repairs at the Stony Rise Road level crossing in Quoiba, Devonport.

As a result Stony Rise Road will be closed between 6:00 am and 8:00 pm on this date and all traffic will be required to detour via Durkins Road.

These repairs are crucial in order to improve safety for the general public and train operations.

For more information please contact TasRail.

Temporary closure of pedestrian overpasses in Glen Dhu, Launceston - 3 October until  8 October 2017

The pedestrian overpasses on Wellington Street and Westbury Road, will be temporarily closed from:

  • 7:00 am Tuesday 3 October until 5:00 pm on Sunday 8 October 2017 

The temporary closure is essential to undertake repair works to the bridge deck on both overpasses.  Temporary netting will be installed across the underside of the bridge during these works.  

Please use alternative routes to cross the roads. Your safety is important to us and we appreciate your patience and cooperation during these essential repair works.

Your safety is important to us and we appreciate your patience and cooperation during these works.

Any enquiries regarding these works should be directed to Darren McConnon on (03) 6166 3452.

Posted Monday, 18 September 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

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

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

Links to Emergency Information

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