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1Tasman Highway at Orford

The Tasman Highway at Paradise Gorge, west of Orford, is now open with a reduced speed limit and traffic management.

More information, including contact details and answers to frequently asked questions can be found on the project page.

2Current 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.

Roadworks paused over winter

Due to colder and wetter weather expected over the next two months, work at a number of construction sites across the state will be paused during winter.

These roadworks sites include:

  • Murchison Highway at Tullah
  • Railton Road - Between Youngmans Road, Railton and Dawson Siding Road, Railton
  • Batman Highway - Between East Tamar Highway, Long Reach and Batman Bridge
  • West Tamar Highway - Between Batman Highway and Motor Road, Deviot
  • Binalong Bay Road – Between Moulting Bay Beach Road and Cray Court
  • Richmond – Richmond Road between Coal River Farm and Richmond
  • Evandale Road - Between Airport entry and Breadalbane Roundabout

We will start work again as soon as possible, once the weather is warmer.

Wherever appropriate, speed limits will be increased through roadwork sites when workers aren’t on site. However, in some locations, speed limits will remain reduced even when people aren’t working, to keep everyone safe as they travel through the site.

Reduced speed limits at work sites can be in place for several reasons, including changes to the road surface, narrower traffic lanes, new or no line marking, unfenced drop-offs, loose road edges, and gravel on the road.

Speed limits on work sites are mandatory, and road users who speed through roadwork sites  can be fined. The need to reduce the speed may not be obvious, but reduced speed limits are for the safety of all road users.

For more information on these current road projects visit the projects page.

South

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

Arthur Highway - Eaglehawk Neck

We are rebuilding the road base on the Arthur Highway, north of Flinders Creek Bridge.

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

Due to the bad weather conditions, we have placed a temporary seal on the road surface to make the road safe for all road users over winter. Once the weather is warmer, we will seal the road permanently.

In the meantime our contractors will regularly inspect the road and carry out any repairs if necessary.

Please slow down, keep to the reduced speed limit and follow the signs and directions of our traffic controllers.

Slowing down helps keep the road in better condition, and helps keep you and our road workers safe.

We will keep you informed about the progress of the work and apologise for the

Arthur Highway - Sorell to Taranna

We will be doing barrier installation on the Arthur Highway between Sorell and Taranna until Saturday, 31 July 2021.

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

Arthur Highway - Dunalley

We will be doing bridge maintenance on the Denison Canal Bridge until Friday, 31 July 2021.

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

Hobart - Traffic signals maintenance

We will be working on traffic signals at various intersections in and around Hobart. There will be a reduced speed limit and frequent lane closures during our working hours.

At the intersection of Davey Street and Sandy Bay Road on Monday, 19 July 2021 from 9:30 am - 3:00 pm.

At the intersection of Argyle Street and Lefroy Street from Monday, 19 - Friday, 23 July 2021 from 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm.

At the intersection of Argyle Street and Melville Street from Monday, 19 - Tuesday, 20 July 2021 from 9:30 am - 3:00 pm.

At the intersection of Campbell Street and Warwick Street from Tuesday, 20 - Thursday, 22 July 2021 from 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm. The signals will be switched off during this time.

At the intersection of Bathurst Street and Murray Street from Tuesday, 27 - Thursday, 29 July 2021 from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm. The signals will be switched off during this time.

Channel Highway - Margate to Woodbridge

We will be installing barriers on Channel Highway between Margate and Woodbridge until Saturday, 7 August 2021.

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

East Derwent Highway - Geilston Bay

We will be 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.

East Derwent Highway - Otago Bay

We will be doing construction work on the East Derwent Highway at the Kandos Drive and Otago Bay Road junctions until Tuesday, 12 October 2021.

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

Ferry Road - Kettering

We will be doing construction works at the Ferry Terminal at Kettering, until Friday, 27 August 2021.

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

Huon Highway - Sandfly

We will be doing construction work at the intersection of the Huon Highway and Sandfly Road until October 2021 from 7:00 am - 5:00 pm.

There is a minor traffic change that will affect road users travelling on the Huon Highway towards Huonville.

Huonville-bound traffic will use the newly-constructed traffic lane, with signs in place to guide road users.

To keep everyone safe, the speed limit through the project site will be reduced to 40km/h to allow road users to become familiar with the new arrangements.

Please allow five minutes extra travel time and follow the directions of traffic controllers and signs.

Lennon Road - North Bruny

We are doing construction works at the Roberts Point ferry terminal on Lennon Road, until Friday, 27 August 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.

Richmond Road - Cambridge

We will be doing construction work on Richmond Road at Cambridge until Saturday, 31 July 2021.

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

On Richmond Road, road widening was done together with short sections of repair works to the existing road surface.

Minor repairs are being done to the road between north of Coal River Farm and Stony Creek Bridge. These repairs are unsightly but are temporary in nature. The full width of the road in this section will be sealed in summer when the weather is warmer and better suited for permanent sealing works.

We are also doing some short-term repairs on the newest road section closest to Richmond. These works are expected to be complete in about two weeks, weather permitting. Until the works are complete, a reduced speed limit of 40 km/h will be in place.

For more information on this project visit the Richmond Road Master Plan page.

South Arm Road - Sandford to South Arm

We will be repairing the road surface on South Arm Road between Forest Hill Road and South Arm until Friday, 27 August 2021.

There will be a reduced speed limit and frequent lane closures during our working hours, 6:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Tasman Highway

We are doing construction works on the Tasman Highway, at Orford, at the entrance to Piermont Retreat, at Cressy Beach junction, at Swansea between Spiky Bridge an River Street, Raspins Beach and at Spiky Beach car park.

When travelling along the East Coast you will be travelling through several road work sites. Road users are advised to plan ahead and allow extra time for their journey.

More information: Tasman Highway - Great Eastern Drive.

Tasman Highway road closure at Paradise Gorge

The Tasman Highway at Paradise Gorge has been reopened.

Traffic is initially restricted to one lane along a 300-metre section where some final works are being completed. These works include installing mesh on the rockface, repairing the retaining wall along the river and finally resurfacing the road, and are expected to take six weeks.

A 40 km/hr speed limit and traffic management controls will be in place while we complete this work.

Further information, including answers to frequently asked questions and contact information is available on the project page.

Tasman Highway - Acton to 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 project page and the RoadsTas Facebook page for more information.

Tasman Highway - 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 signsand  allow up to 15 minutes extra travel time.

Visit the project page for more information.

Tasman Highway - Sorell

We will be constructing a Sorell Southern Bypass until October 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 project page for more information.

Tasman Highway - Rocky Hills

We will be doing barrier installation work on the Tasman Highway at Rocky Hills until Friday, 23 July 2021.

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

Tea Tree Road - Campania

We will be repairing the road surface on Tea Tree Road between Rekuna Station Road and Colebrook Road until Friday, 27 August 2021.

There will be a reduced speed limit and frequent lane closures during our working hours, 6:00 am - 5:00 pm

North East

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

Bridport Road - Nabowla

We will be doing bridge maintenance on Little Forrester Creek Bridge on Bridport Road until Friday, 30 July 2021.

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

Esk Main Road - Conara

We will be strengthening the Esk Main Road rail underpass until Friday, 23 July 2021.

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

Evandale Road - Western Junction to 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.

Tasman Highway

We are doing construction works on the Tasman Highway at the Mayfield Beach turnoff, Skyline Drive, Beaumaris and South of St Helens, at Dianas Basin.

When travelling along the East Coast you will be travelling through several road work sites. Road users are advised to plan ahead and allow extra time for their journey.

More information: Tasman Highway - Great Eastern Drive.

Tasman Highway - Bicheno

We will be constructing a new bridge over the Apsley River until June 2022.

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

Tasman Highway - Scamander

We are demolishing the old Scamander River Bridge.

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

The demolition works will be completed by Friday, 23 July 2021.

Tasman Highway - Scamander

We will be doing construction work at the intersection of the Tasman Highway and Upper Scamander Road until Monday, 30 August 2021.

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

West Tamar Highway - Sidmouth

We are doing construction works on the West Tamar Highway between Batman Highway and Motor Road, until Friday, 30 July 2021.

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

West Tamar Highway - Lanena

We are doing construction works on the West Tamar Highway between Rosevears Drive and Gravelly Beach Road, until Friday, 30 July 2021.

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

North West

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

Bass Highway - Devonport to Deloraine

We will be repairing the road surface on the Bass Highway between Devonport and Deloraine from Monday, 19 July - Friday, 6 August 2021.

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

Bass Highway - Devonport to Wynyard

We will be repairing the road surface on the Bass Highway between Devonport and Wynyard from Monday, 19 July - Friday, 6 August 2021.

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

Bass Highway - Sassafras

We will be repairing the road surface on the Bass Highway between Long Hill Road, and Keens Road until Friday, 30 July 2021.

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

Bass Highway - Sassafras

We will be doing drainage works on the Bass Highway between Parramatta Creek Bridge and Long Hill Road until Saturday, 14 August 2021.

There will be a reduced speed limit with the overtaking lane closed. One lane will remain open in each direction during our working hours, 7:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Bass Highway -  Railton to Sassafras

We will be repairing the road surface on the Bass Highway between Native Plains Road, and Cutting Road until Friday, 6 August 2021.

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

Bass Highway - Blythe River Bridge

We are strengthening the Blythe River Bridge on the Bass Highway at Heybridge, until Friday, 30 July 2021.

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

Bass Highway - Forth River Bridge

We will be strengthening the Forth River Bridge at Turners Beach, until Friday, 30 July 2021.

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

Bass Highway - Oakleigh Rail Underpass

We will be strengthening the east bound lanes of the Oakleigh Rail underpass at Burnie, until Friday, 30 July 2021.

There will be a reduced speed limit and one lane will be closed at all times during our working hours, 7:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Frankford Road - Sassafras to Harford

We will be resurfacing Frankford Road between Chapel Road and Lades Road until Friday, 30 July 2021.

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

Norfolk Road - Corinna to Balfour

We will be repairing the road surface on Norfolk Road between Corinna and Balfour until Friday, 30 July 2021.

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

Railton Road - Railton

We are doing construction works on Railton Road, between Youngmans Road and Dawson Siding Road until February 2022.

There will be a reduced speed limit and frequent lane closures during our working hours, 7:30 am - 6:00 pm.

Stony Rise Road - Stony Rise to Quoiba

We will be doing construction works on Stony Rise Road between Leary Avenue and Durkins Road until Tuesday, 20 July 2021.

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

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.

3Roadworks over winter

Road users are reminded to slow down when travelling through road works sites, even when workers aren’t present. Activity at some roadworks sites around the state will be scaled back or temporarily paused over the winter months where construction works are dependent on temperature or weather conditions.

Wherever appropriate, speed limits will be increased through roadwork sites when workers aren’t on site. However, in some locations, speed limits will remain reduced even when people aren’t working, to keep everyone safe as they travel through the site.

Reduced speed limits at work sites can be in place for several reasons, including changes to the road surface, narrower traffic lanes, new or no line marking, unfenced drop-offs, loose road edges, and gravel on the road.

Roadworks sites where traffic management will remain in place include:

  • Murchison Highway at Tullah
  • Railton Road - between Youngmans Road, Railton and Dawson Siding Road, Railton
  • Batman Highway - between East Tamar Highway, Long Reach and Batman Bridge
  • West Tamar Highway - between Batman Highway and Motor Road, Deviot
  • Binalong Bay Road – between Moulting Bay Beach Road and Cray Court
  • Richmond Road – between Coal River Farm and Richmond
  • Evandale Road - Between Airport entry and Breadalbane Roundabout.
  • Tasman Highway St Helens to Diana’s Basin
  • Arthur Highway, North of Flinders Creek Bridge

We will start work again as soon as possible, once the weather is warmer.

4Emergency 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

5Midland 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.

6Why 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.

7Get 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.