Department of State GrowthTransport

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

The public is invited to view the revised masterplan at two public information sessions:

  • Saturday, 23 September 2017

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Cambridge Hall, 989 Cambridge Road, Cambridge.

  • Wednesday, 27 September 2017

5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Richmond Hall, 54 Bridge Street, Richmond.

Staff will be available to discuss the revised masterplan and answer questions from the public.

Next steps

Work will begin over the next two financial years, with land acquisition, relocation of electricity poles and wires, and development of a concept design for the new link road. Construction of sections 2 and 6 will begin in late 2018.

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 Monday 25 September 2017.