Richmond Road Masterplan
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 masterplan were held in Cambridge and Richmond in September 2017.
Construction update: April 2018
The contract for section 2 – Richmond Golf Club to the University of Tasmania Farm, has been awarded to Tasmanian-based contractor Andrew Walter Constructions Pty Ltd.
Construction started in April 2018, and is expected to be complete by October 2018 (weather permitting).
These works will include the construction of sealed shoulders, drainage improvements, and upgrades to Denholms Road junction.
A final seal of the full width of the road will be applied in early 2019.
To ensure the safety of road users and construction staff please obey all traffic signs and allow extra time for travelling through this work site.
For further information about the project please contact the Project Manager, Stefano Conforti, on 6166 3379 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated Thursday, 19 April 2018.