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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 Friday afternoon, 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.

Roadworks Map

You can now view all current roadworks on our interactive google map.

You can click on any of the roadwork icons on the map for more details about the different roadworks; including start dates, end dates, general working hours and types of works.

Key:
Red - full road closure
Orange – reduced speed limit with possible lane closures
Green – reduced speed limit with no lane closures
Purple - unique traffic conditions

Roadworks Report

You can view the full text version of the Roadworks Report (Friday, 23September - Friday, 1 October 2022) here.

The Roadworks Report is sent out by email every Friday.  

You can sign up for the Roadworks Report here.

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.

2Birralee Road lane closure - September 2022

A small section of the northbound (Birralee-bound) lane of Birralee Road is closed, about 10km north of the Bass Highway, following a minor landslip.

The other lane is open under a reduced speed limit, and operated by traffic lights.

We are monitoring the area regularly, and will be doing further investigations and repairs in early September 2022.

There will be a reduced speed limit in place at all times, and we will keep you updated.

3Emergency 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.

4Midland 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.

5Why 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.

6Get 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.