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Richmond Road carries a diverse mix of traffic including commuters, agricultural vehicles, tourists and cyclists. It also has a disappointing crash history with some 86 crashes reported – including ten fatal or serious – between 2005 and 2015.

1Current situation

While most of the works on the final sections of the Richmond Road Master Plan are substantially finished, there are some large areas of the road which still need to be resealed.

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. 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. This issue will be permanently addressed through resurfacing works in the summer of 2021-22.

2Completed works

Work started in November 2019 on the Cambridge Link Road. The Link Road opened to traffic in July 2020 and connects Richmond Road to the Tasman Highway Acton Interchange. The Cambridge Link Road provides an alternative route that avoids Cambridge Village and the busy Richmond Road and Cambridge Road junction.

Richmond Golf Club to the University of Tasmania Farm - these works were completed in December 2018 and included shoulder sealing, drainage improvements and upgrades to Denholms Road junction.

Malcolms Hut Road Junction to Dry Creek – these works were completed in April 2019 and included construction of sealed shoulders and upgrades to the Malcolms Hut Road junction.

3Future works

Following the implementation of the Master Plan, the Department will commission an independent review of Richmond Road. The review will establish an appropriate speed limit with consideration of the completed road widening and safety improvement works.

Contact details

For further information about the project please contact