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This plan included as a priority, improvements to cycling facilities and cycling safety on the West Tamar Highway between Launceston and Legana.

1About the project

We're improving cycling facilities and cycling safety on the West Tamar Highway between Launceston and Legana as part of the West Tamar Highway Priority Projects.

The project area is about 10 kilometres long, between Margaret Street, Launceston and Legana Park Road, Legana.

The works are being targeted at selected areas, and will improve safety and the user experience for cyclists.

Improvement works will include:

  • surfacing repairs on roadside shoulders;
  • adjustments to lane widths to provide additional space on shoulders;
  • line marking adjustments and the provision of warning signs at identified locations;
  • head start boxes at traffic signal intersections where possible; and
  • shoulder widening where possible.

View the design here: West Tamar Highway Cycling Improvements - Roll Plan

The feedback received from the community through the West Tamar Corridor Study consultation provided valuable insights into how best to improve cycling facilities.

2Traffic changes

During the works, the speed limit will be reduced to 40 km/h in some sections of the West Tamar Highway, between Launceston and Legana.

There will be a series of localised work sites, including at the Margaret Street lights, as well as linemarking works throughout the length of the project.

Works will take place between 7:00 am and 3:00 pm in the Legana bound direction, and between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm in the Launceston bound direction.

There will also be a series of lane closures throughout the works, with at least one lane of traffic open in both directions at all times, managed by traffic control devices.

Road users should allow up to 8 minutes of additional travel time.

3Dates

Design is underway, with construction expected to start in early September 2020, and be completed in summer 2020-21.

4Contact

If you have any questions or feedback, please contact engagement@pittsh.com.au.