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Richmond Road Master Plan

The Richmond Road Master Plan examines the current traffic related issues for road users travelling between Cambridge and Richmond. A range of possible treatments and priority actions for improving road safety are being considered.

The Master Plan

The key areas of focus within the Master Plan are increased traffic volumes, crash problems, vehicle speeds, road character (geometry and alignment) and future long-term upgrades.

Richmond Road carries a diverse mix of traffic from commuters to agricultural vehicles and tourists, along with cyclists. It also has a disappointing crash history with some 86 crashes reported, including 10 fatal or serious, between 2005 and 2015.

Upgrading is planned over the next 3 years through to 2018-19, targeted at providing a safer, more consistent environment for all road users.

Changed speed limit to 80km/h on Richmond Road between Cambridge and Richmond from 28 February 2017

This change is in line with the 'Safe System' approach to road safety across the State’s road network.  This speed limit reduction to 80 kilometres an hour will help address community concerns about safety on this stretch of road.

‘New speed limit ahead’ signs will provide motorists with advance warning of the change and new ‘Share the Road’ warning signs will also advise motorists this road is used by a variety of vehicles, such as trucks, tractors and cyclists.

The reduced speed limit complements planned road improvements under the Richmond Road Master Plan that will be delivered over the next two construction seasons.  These works will include:

  • Sealed shoulders and edgelines;
  • Improvements to the turning facilities at the main junctions along the road. 

In the longer term, a future Cambridge Link Road (currently not funded) is proposed.

Richmond Road Master plan

View the Master Plan

Richmond Road map

View the design map

Contact Details

For further information about the Master Plan please email: info@stategrowth.tas.gov.au