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1Current roadworks

You may experience some delays because of roadworks. You can view a list of all planned roadworks in the current Roadworks Roundup.

The Roadworks Roundup is published every Monday morning, and lists all our planned works for the next two weeks.

Please note that works may be subject to change at short notice due to weather.

South

The southern half of the state, starting at Swansea on the east coast, and Strathgordon from the west.  

Arthur Highway

Forcett - Taranna

We are doing drainage works on Arthur Highway between Forcett and Taranna, until Saturday, 30 October 2021.

There will be a reduced speed limit and frequent lane closures during our working hours, 7:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Sorell

We will be doing bridge maintenance on the Iron Creek Bridge between Rosendale Road and Schofield Drive on Friday 5 November 2021.

There will be a reduced speed limit and frequent lane closures during our working hours, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Sorell

We are doing road construction on the Arthur Highway between Nugent Road and Rosendale Road, until Monday 28 March 2022. This is part of the Sorell Southern Bypass project.

We will be moving traffic in each direction onto a new side road, next to the existing road.

There will be a reduced speed limit during our working hours, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm.

Boyer Road

New Norfolk

We are doing road surface inspections on Boyer Road near Norske Skog until Friday, 12 November 2021.

There will be a reduced speed limit and frequent lane closures during our working hours, 7:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Brooker Highway

Hobart

We are doing construction work on the Brooker Highway at the Railway Roundabout until Monday, 17 January 2022.

There will be a reduced speed limit and frequent lane closures during our working hours, 6:30 pm - 4:30 am.

North Hobart

We will be maintaining the vegetation next to the Brooker Highway between Burnett St, North Hobart and the Domain Interchange Roundabout until Tuesday, 30 November 2021.

There will be a reduced speed limit and frequent lane closures during our working hours, 9:30 am - 3:00 pm.

Bruny Island Main Road

South Bruny - Adventure Bay

We are repairing the road surface between Cape Queen Elizabeth Track and Lutregala Road, South Bruny, to Adventure Bay Road, Adventure Bay, until Sunday, 31 October 2021.

There will be a reduced speed limit and frequent lane closures during our working hours, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm.

Channel Highway

Flowerpot

We are repairing the road surface on the Channel Highway between Old Station Road, Lower Snug and Waldie Drive, Oyster Cove, until Saturday, 30 October 2021.

There will be a reduced speed limit and frequent lane closures during our working hours, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm.

Lower Snug - Oyster Cove

We are repairing the road surface on the Channel Highway between the Esplanade, Lower Snug and Waldie Drive, Oyster Cove, until Saturday, 30 October 2021.

There will be a reduced speed limit and frequent lane closures during our working hours, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm.

Woodbridge - Flowerpot

We are repairing the road surface on the Channel Highway between south of Thomas Road, Woodbridge and Duddings Road, Flowerpot, until Saturday, 30 October 2021.

There will be a reduced speed limit and frequent lane closures during our working hours, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm.

Davey Street

Hobart

We are doing construction works on Davey Street from Murray Street to Molle Street, and Antill Street to the Southern Outlet until Friday, 26 November 2021.

There will be a reduced speed limit and frequent lane closures during our working hours, 6:30 pm - 6:30 am.

During our working hours, the speed limit will be reduced to 40 km/h and only two lanes on Davey Street will be open to traffic. Road users should allow up to eight minutes extra travel time.

All lanes will be open to traffic between 6:30 am – 6:30 pm, with the reduced speed limit.

Parking will be unavailable at all times on the section of road being worked on.

There will also be some temporary, nightly changes to bus stops. Please follow your service provider’s alerts and follow signage.

Davey Street - Southern Outlet

Hobart

If you are travelling to South Hobart please be aware of upcoming temporary traffic diversions during night construction works on Davey Street over the next week.

Due to works at the intersection of Davey Street and the Southern Outlet there will be no direct access from Davey Street to South Hobart between 6:30 pm and 6:30 am until Friday, 29 October 2021.

During these times all traffic will need to travel via alternative routes to access South Hobart.

Light vehicles will be able to detour via Sandy Bay / Dynnyrne to access South Hobart via Lynton Avenue.

Heavy vehicles will be detoured via the Southern Outlet to the Olinda Grove interchange where they can return via the Southern Outlet and access South Hobart using the left turn lane on to Davey Street, which will remain open.

Emergency services will be escorted through the worksite to access South Hobart.

Please allow an extra 15 minutes if travelling at these times of travel time and follow the direction of traffic controllers and signs. The intersection of Davey Street and the Southern Outlet will remain open outside of working hours.

East Derwent Highway

Geilston Bay

We are doing construction work on the East Derwent Highway between Sugarloaf Road and Golf Links Road until April 2022.

There will be a reduced speed limit and occasional lane closures during our working hours, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm.

We will also be doing night construction work on the East Derwent Highway at Derwent Avenue, Geilston Bay from until Friday, 26 November 2021.

There will be a reduced speed limit and frequent lane closures during our working hours, 6:30 pm - 6:00 am.

Please allow up to 15 minutes extra travel time during this work.

Debomfords Lane will be closed permanently at the intersection with the East Derwent Highway from about 7:30 am on Monday, 25 October 2021.

Debomfords Lane will become a cul-de-sac and all traffic to and from the highway will need to travel via Geilston Bay Road and new side roads.

Ferry Road

Kettering

We are doing construction works at the Ferry Terminal at Kettering, until Friday, 29 October 2021.

There will be a reduced speed limit and occasional lane closures during our working hours, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm.

Huon Highway

Kingston

We will be doing road surface repairs on the Huon Highway between Summerleas Road and the Leslie Road intersection, from Monday, 1 November - Sunday, 7 November 2021.

There will be a reduced speed limit and frequent lane closures during our working hours, 9:30 am - 3:00 pm.

Sandyfly - Lower Longley

We are doing rockface maintenance on the Huon Highway between Sandfly and Lower Longley until early November 2021.

There will be a reduced speed limit and frequent lane closures during our working hours, 7:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Visit the Transport website for more information.

Lennon Road

North Bruny

We are doing construction works at the Roberts Point ferry terminal on Lennon Road, until Friday, 29 October 2021.

There will be a reduced speed limit and occasional lane closures during our working hours, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm on weekdays and 8:00 am - 4:00 pm on Saturdays.

Lollara Road

Lollara Bridge

We are doing bridge strengthening on the Lollara Bridge until Friday, 21 October 2021.

There will be a reduced speed limit and frequent lane closures during our working hours, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.

Lyell Highway

New Norfolk

We are doing electrical works on the Lyell Highway at the New Norfolk Bridge until Friday, 29 October 2021.

There will be a reduced speed limit and frequent lane closures during our working hours, 9:30 am - 3:00 pm.

Richmond Road

Richmond

We are doing construction work between Pigeon Hole Rivulet and Grasstree Hill Road at Richmond, until late November 2021.

There will be a reduced speed limit and frequent lane closures during our working hours, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm.

South Arm Road

South Arm

We are doing road surface repairs on South Arm Road at South Arm until Friday, 29 October 2021.

There will be a reduced speed limit and frequent lane closures during our working hours, 7:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Tasman Highway

Acton - Hobart Airport

We are doing construction works between the Acton Interchange and Hobart Airport roundabout, until June 2022.

There will be a reduced speed limit and occasional lane closures during working hours, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm.

There are changes to how traffic travels through the Hobart airport roundabout as part of works to construct the new airport interchange.

  • There are four instead of five exits on the roundabout, with Cranston Parade and Hobart-bound Tasman Highway traffic using the same exit.
  • Traffic heading to Hobart will need to exit the roundabout via a new, sealed link road, which will pass Cranston Parade and then join back onto the Tasman Highway via a new connection.
  • Traffic heading to Sorell will need to leave the Tasman Highway via a new, sealed exit lane, which will pass Kennedy Drive to enter the roundabout and then turn left onto the Tasman Highway.
  • If you are travelling from Sorell to the airport, there will be no change.

Signs will be in place to guide road users. The diversions will be in place until early 2022.

Visit the Transport website and the RoadsTas Facebook page for more information.

Midway Point

We are doing construction works at Midway Point until June 2022.

There will be no lane closures on the Tasman Highway in either direction during weekday morning and afternoon peak times.

Outside of peak hours, there will be a reduced speed limit and occasional lane closures during our working hours, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm and from 7:00 pm - 6:00 am. There may be detours in place during night works.

Please follow directions of traffic controllers and signs and allow up to 15 minutes extra travel time.

Visit the Transport website for more information.

Sorell

We are building the Sorell Southern Bypass until November 2022.

There will be a reduced speed limit on the Tasman Highway near the Stores Lane intersection, during our working hours, 7:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Visit the Transport website for more information.

Visit the project page for more information.

North East

Includes Launceston, Flinders Island and the east coast north of Swansea

Bass Highway

Deloraine

We are strengthening the Meander Valley Bridge on the Bass Highway near Deloraine until Sunday, 31 October 2021.

There will be a reduced speed limit with frequent lane closures during our working hours, 7:30 am - 3:30 pm.

Batman Highway

Batman Bridge

We are painting the Batman Bridge until April 2022.

There will be a reduced speed limit with occasional lane closures during our working hours, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm.

Bridport Road

Pipers Brook

We are strengthening Pipers River Bridge between Pipers River Road and Bellingham Road, Pipers Brook until Monday, 20 December 2021.

There will be a reduced speed limit with frequent lane closures during our working hours, 7:30 am - 3:30 pm.

Esk Main Road

Fingal

We are doing road surface repairs on Esk Main Road between Mathinna Road, Fingal and the Tasman Highway, Falmouth until Saturday, 30 October 2021.

There will be a reduced speed limit with frequent lane closures during our working hours, 7:00 am - 3:30 pm.

Evandale Road

Western Junction - Breadalbane

We are doing construction works on Evandale Road between the Airport entry and Breadalbane roundabout until Thursday, 30 June 2022.

There will be a reduced speed limit with occasional lane closures during our working hours, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm.

Illawarra Road

Longford - Carrick

We are doing road surface repairs on Illawarra Road between Cressy Road, Longford and Meander Valley Road, Carrick, until Monday, 22 November 2021.

There will be a reduced speed limit with frequent lane closures during our working hours, 7:00 am - 3:30 pm.

Lake Leake Road

Lake Leake

We are doing road surface repairs between Campbell Town and McKays Road, Lake Leake until Monday, 15 November 2021.

There will be a reduced speed limit with occasional lane closures during our working hours, 7:00 am - 3:30 pm.

Midland Highway

Evandale - Launceston

We are doing road surface repairs on the Midland Highway between Leighlands Road Junction, Evandale and the South Esk Bridge, Launceston, from Monday, 1 November - Sunday, 7 October 2021.

There will be a reduced speed limit with frequent lane closures during our working hours, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm.

Evandale - Powranna

We will be doing road surface repairs on the Midland Highway between Leighlands Road, Evandale and Powranna, from Monday, 1 November - Friday, 10 December 2021.

There will be a reduced speed limit with frequent lane closures during our working hours, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm.

Powranna

We are doing road surface repairs on the Midland Highway between Campbell Town and Powranna until Saturday, 30 October 2021.

There will be a reduced speed limit with frequent lane closures during our working hours, 7:30 am - 3:30 pm.

Poatina Main Road

Cressy

We will be doing road surface repairs on Poatina Main Road between Green Rises Road and Freelands Lane, Cressy, until Monday, 22 November 2021.

There will be a reduced speed limit with occasional lane closures during our working hours, 7:00 am - 3:30 pm.

Tasman Highway

Bicheno

We are building a new bridge over the Apsley River until June 2022.

There will be a reduced speed limit and occasional lane closures during our working hours, 7:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Scottsdale

We are installing and repairing barriers at the Brid River Bridge on the Tasman Highway near Scottsdale until January 2021.

There will be a reduced speed limit and frequent lane closures during our working hours, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm.

Waterhouse Road

Boobyalla

We are doing road surface repairs between Old Waterhouse Road and Old Port Road in Boobyalla until Monday, 15 November 2021.

There will be a reduced speed limit with occasional lane closures during our working hours, 7:30 am - 3:30 pm.

North West

The north west of the state, including the West Coast, Port Sorell, and King Island

Bass Highway

We working hard to maintain the condition of the Bass Highway.

Work crews are inspecting the Bass Highway between Devonport and Westbury, and undertaking repairs as needed.

Reduced speed limits and lane closures may apply. Please drive to the conditions, allow extra time for your journey, and follow the directions of traffic controllers and signs.

While our maintenance contractors regularly monitor road conditions, the public can also help by reporting any problems they see to our 24/7 hotline: 1300 139 933. All reports are logged and prioritised for repair.

Lyell Highway

Ouse

We are doing landslip repair works next to the westbound lane of the Lyell Highway west of Ouse, between Strickland Road and the Dee River Bridge.

We have started initial investigations at the site and are working with our contractors to minimise the disruption and return the road to normal operation as soon as it is safe.

One lane is closed and a reduced speed limit will be in place until works are complete.

Murchison Highway

West Coast

We will be doing road surface repairs on the Murchison Highway between Animal Creek Bridge and Que River Mine Road, until Sunday 31 October 2021.

There will be a reduced speed limit with frequent lane closures during our working hours, 7:30 am - 4:30 pm.

Norfolk Road

West Coast

Norfolk Road between Corinna and Balfour has been closed to through traffic to conduct engineering assessments on the Lindsay River Bridge.

Anyone intending to travel between Corinna and locations to the north of Lindsay River, such as Temma, Marrawah and Togari is advised to take alternative routes.

This unfortunately will add significant time to your journey. Signs warning of the closure have been placed at key detour points.

Ridgley Highway

Surrey Hills

We are doing bridge maintenance works on the Hellyer River Bridge on the Ridgley Highway at Surrey Hills until Friday, 29 October 2021.

There will be a reduced speed limit and frequent lane closures during our working hours, 7:30 am - 4:30 pm.

Zeehan Highway

Lyell Highway - Anthony Road

We will be doing construction work on the Zeehan Highway between the Lyell Highway and Anthony Road, until Friday, 5 November 2021.

There will be a reduced speed limit with frequent lane closures during our working hours, 7:30 am - 4:30 pm.

Yolande River

One lane is closed on a short section of the Zeehan Highway near the Yolande River, following last month’s landslip. The other lane is open, with traffic managed by traffic lights.

Investigation works are continuing, as well as planning for how to best stabilise the area for the long term.

Mowing

Because mowing can be very weather dependent and subject to change at short notice, not all mowing activities will be entered into the Roadworks Roundup or listed above.

Mowing activities generally have a very small impact on the travelling public. If you happen to drive through a mowing site this spring, please slow down and follow the directions of roadwork signs.

Find out more about our mowing program.

2Emergency road closures

Emergency road closures, or closures due to public events are managed by Tasmania Police.

For all emergency road closures, visit the Tasmania Police Community Alerts webpage or TasAlert.

Zeehan Highway update - Thursday 14 October 2021

Road users are encouraged to plan ahead if intending to travel along the Zeehan Highway in coming days.

We are monitoring the site of a recent landslip on the Zeehan Highway ahead of expected rain over coming days.

The Zeehan Highway near Yolande River was temporarily closed to through traffic between 19 and 23 September after heavy rain caused a landslip. A concrete barrier has been installed at the slip location to protect road users and ensure the road could be safely opened to one lane of traffic.

If heavy rain eventuates there may be a need to close the road as a precaution, due to an increased risk that any major slips at this location may not be able to be contained by the concrete barrier.

We will continue to monitor the situation and will only close the Zeehan Highway if necessary to ensure public safety. We don’t take the decision to close a road lightly, but in all situations our first priority is the safety of all road users.

Due to the possibility of a temporary closure, road users are asked to plan ahead for intended travel on the Zeehan Highway over coming days just in case there is a need to allow for additional travel time.

We will keep the public updated and encourage road users to follow the Tasmania Police community alerts page for up-to-date information on emergency road closures: www.police.tas.gov.au/community-alerts/

Road users are reminded to drive to the conditions and follow the directions of traffic controllers and signs.

We have been working on a long term management plan for the area, which will be put in place once weather permits.

3Midland Highway safety upgrades

When travelling between Hobart and Launceston along the Midland Highway you will be travelling through several road work sites.

You should allow an extra 45 minutes for your journey if travelling the full length of the Highway.

Please slow down and follow the directions of traffic controllers and signs.

For more information about the Midland Highway Safety Upgrades projects.

4Why are speed limits reduced on roadwork sites when no one is working?

Sometimes a lower speed limit stays in place at roadwork sites even when no obvious work is occurring.

  • Workers could be setting up or packing down a site.
  • There may be changes to the road surface or the center separation.
  • There could be new or no line marking or barriers or road workers and equipment on the road or at the side of the road.
  • Sometimes bad weather delays roadworks for a long time, and so the lower speed limit stays until the work is finished.

Speed limits on work sites are mandatory, meaning by law you must obey the speed limit and can be fined if you do not. The need to reduce the speed may not be obvious, but reduced speed limits are for your safety and the safety of road workers.

For more information about the Midland Highway Safety Upgrades projects, please visit http://www.midlandhighway.tas.gov.au/

Reduced speed limits and other traffic management are important for protecting road workers, and also to reduce the risks to the travelling public, including the risk of damage to vehicles.

5Get email notifications

Every Monday morning we send out the Roadworks Report - an email newsletter with a selection of major roadworks happening across the state. Sign up to our mailing list for roadworks updates.