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Richmond Road Masterplan

Background

The Richmond Road Masterplan addresses current issues for road users travelling between Cambridge and Richmond, with a focus on safety.

Richmond Road carries a diverse mix of traffic; from commuters to agricultural vehicles, tourists, and cyclists. It also has a disappointing crash history with some 86 crashes reported – including ten fatal or serious – between 2005 and 2015.

The revised masterplan

Following community feedback, the Department has revised the Richmond Road Master Plan. The plan now covers a length of 10.6 km and aims to improve safety by providing wider lanes, 1.5 metre sealed shoulders, road alignment improvements, upgrades to Boyes Street and Malcolms Hut Road junctions, and six sealed lay-by areas to allow slow vehicles to pull over.

The revised masterplan consists of eight sections:

  • Section 1 – A new link road connecting Richmond Road to Acton Interchange
  • Section 2 – Richmond Golf Club to the University of Tasmania Farm
  • Section 3 – University of Tasmania Farm to Belbin Rivulet
  • Section 4 – Boyes Street Junction
  • Section 5 – Boyes Street to Stony Creek
  • Section 6 – Malcolms Hut Road Junction to Dry Creek
  • Section 7 – Prickly Hollow Bridge to Duckhole Rivulet
  • Section 8 – North of Duckhole Rivulet

Following the implementation of the revised masterplan, the Department will commission an independent review of Richmond Road. The review will establish an appropriate speed limit – with consideration of the completed road widening and safety improvement works.

Public information sessions to view the master plan were held in Cambridge on 23 September and Richmond on 27 September 2017.

Update: January 2018

The contract for section two is currently out to tender, with road works due to start early 2018. These works will include the construction of sealed shoulders along the section of road between the Richmond Golf Club and University of Tasmania farm, and upgrades to Denholms Road junction. During December 2017 and early 2018 work crews will be on site relocating electricity poles and wires.

Supporting documents

Richmond Road master plan - September 2017

Contact details

For further information about the master plan please email: info@stategrowth.tas.gov.au

Updated Friday, 19 January 2018