Department of State GrowthTransport

Tackling Traffic Congestion

The start of the school year is a busy time on our roads, with traffic expected to increase by 10 per cent when school returns. So plan ahead, allow extra time and consider travelling earlier or later to avoid the busy periods, if you have the flexibility to do so.

The Tasmanian Government understands traffic congestion is a major concern in Hobart, which is why we are delivering a range of initiatives to help you get where you need to go sooner.

Our comprehensive plan includes immediate actions as well as longer term projects to deliver the transport infrastructure our growing state needs.

Macquarie Street and Davey Street

  • Transfer of ownership of Macquarie and Davey streets to the Tasmanian Government – complete
  • Legislation change to allow towing of vehicles in clearways - complete
  • Traffic signal changes to ease congestion in the CBD - underway
  • Bus priority lanes on Macquarie and Davey streets - planning underway

Real-time traffic monitoring systems – underway

Improving Hobart’s traffic incident response capability – planning underway

A new bus transit centre for the Hobart CBD – planning underway

Bus priority lanes on the Tasman and Brooker highways – planning underway

Southern Outlet fifth lane planning underway

South East Traffic Solution

  • Improved Hobart airport roundabout - complete
  • Hobart Airport Interchange Upgrade – planning underway
  • Extra lanes between the Airport and first causeway – planning underway
  • Midway Point intersection solution – planning underway
  • Sorell southern bypass – planning underway
  • Arthur Highway overtaking opportunity – planning underway
  • Causeway duplication feasibility – planning underway

A new commuter ferry between Bellerive and Sullivans Cove – planning underway

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