Plans, strategies and policies
Access our current plans, strategies and reports developed by the State Road Division of the Department of State Growth.
This document talks about our objectives for the future of the state's road network.
The policy makes sure that we take a strategic approach when we deliver services to the community. This means we consider traffic and freight trends, population growth, the environment, heritage and industry development.
This document outlines our physical and financial management of the state road network, including a bigger focus on customers.
We are committed to keeping Pioneer Avenue into the future, and making sure that Pioneer Avenue trees will be replaced where possible.
These Guidelines say how we will consider the Pioneer Avenue plantings through the design and construction of the upgrades under the Midland Highway 10 Year Action Plan.
The Tasmanian Roadside Signs Manual is an information resource for administrators in State and Local Government, who approve or administer signage issues.
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We use these guidelines to manage traffic noise on State roads. They reflect the overarching principles and strategies of the State Road Noise Strategy 2011.
This document is a resource for cycle infrastructure owners to use when developing and implementing directional signage for cycle routes.
We have released Feedback Consultation Summary Report following community feedback on safety and congestion improvements for a 3.5 km section of the Kingston Bypass.
This section includes the Algona Road Roundabout intersection with the Channel Highway through to the Groningen Road overpass, including the intersections with Summerleas Road and the Huon Highway.
Download the report: Kingston Bypass Duplication and Algona Roundabout - Feedback Consultation Summary Report.
We asked the public for their feedback in July and August of 2021 to assist in identifying areas for improvement on the Bass Highway between Launceston and Devonport
We have published a summary of feedback which be used to inform the development of a corridor strategy and to prioritise projects.
Download the report: Bass Highway - Launceston to Devonport Consultation and Feedback Findings Summary.
We have released Feedback Consultation Summary Report for the Huon Link Road.
In early 2022, the community and key stakeholders provided valuable feedback on two options for the Huon Link Road - a road that will divert Cygnet-bound highway traffic from Main Street, reduce congestion and improve safety through Huonville town centre.
Following expert engineering and environmental assessments and the feedback from the community we have chosen the Northern Route as the preferred alignment for this important infrastructure upgrade.
Download the report: Huon Link Road - Feedback Consultation Summary Report.
We have released the Consultation and Feedback Findings Summary for the Huon Highway Corridor Study - Kingston to Southport.
The feedback, developed from the community consultation period in July and August of 2021, will be used to inform development of the corridor study, and to prioritise projects for our 10-Year Strategic Action Plan for the highway.
We have released the Consultation Summary and Feedback Report for the Taroona Bus Stop and Crossing Upgrade project.
The report was developed from the public consultation period held between 13 October 2021 and 5 November 2021, where community members were invited to provide feedback on the concept design published on the our website.
From October 2020 until January 2021, we partnered with the City of Launceston to conduct a trial of left turns only at the intersections of Goderich Street/Lindsay Street and Esplanade/Charles Street.
Based upon the trial’s success, we will permanently remove right turns into Lindsay Street from Goderich Street and right turns at the Esplanade/Charles Street intersection.
Download the report: Goderich Street Intersection Upgrades Trial Summary Report
A Feasibility Report for sealing the Western Explorer has been completed.
Download the report: Western Explorer Feasibility Report
A Feasibility Study examining options for a Launceston Eastern Bypass has been completed.
Download the report: Launceston Eastern Bypass Feasibility Study
A Feasibility Study Summary Report examining options for a Hobart Western Bypass has been completed.
Download the report: Hobart Western Bypass Feasibility Study Summary Report
We have completed a planning study along the Channel Highway between Kingston and Margate.
The report is available on the Channel Highway (Algona Road to Sandfly Road) Corridor Study Report page
We did a study of traffic movements passing through inner Hobart.
The full report is available on the Traffic in Hobart page.
In August 2017, we did a study of traffic movements passing through inner Launceston.
The full report is available on the Traffic in Launceston page.
We commissioned a report into Hobart traffic congestion in 2016.
Hobart Congestion: Traffic Analysis 2016 report (PDF).
We did a comprehensive audit on the condition of the state's roads as at 1 July 2015. This document has the results of that audit. It has information about the age and asset replacement profiles for roads and bridges managed by us.
The Austroads Congestion and Reliability Review proposes a way to identify and assess ways to improve congestion. It talks about the key areas of focus for road and transport agency capability development to help agencies develop ways to reduce congestion.
We have released the Launceston Eastern Bypass Feasability Study, which has found a bypass would not deliver significant improvements.
The Launceston Eastern Bypass Study looked at the feasibility of building a bypass between the East Tamar and Midland highways aimed at reducing congestion in the city centre by diverting freight traffic away from the city centre.
It looked at several options, including between the Mowbray Connector on the East Tamar Highway and Hoblers Bridge Road; and from St Leonards Road, crossing the North Esk flood plain using Johnston Road and a new section to the west of the rail corridor with two further options to connect to the Midland Highway.
The study found a bypass would not deliver significant improvements to traffic congestion, economic development and liveability. A cost benefit analysis rated the major bypass options as having weak economic benefits.
Traffic modelling showed a bypass would not significantly improve travel times and was not an attractive option for longer distance trips compared to the existing route between the East Tamar and Midland Highways. It would mostly benefit local traffic.
The study has also indicated there would not be any significant improvements to active transport or a reduction in traffic incidents and identified a potential increase in flood risk to the riverside of the bypass.