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Road Closures and Delays

Current Roadworks Roundup

Motorists are advised that they may experience some delays (up to 15 minutes) due to roadworks around the State.

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

For information on emergency road closures please visit the Tasmania Police Community Alerts page.

Updated every Monday.


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.

Click here to see why it is important to slow down at road works sites.


Significant road maintenance works across the State: August  2018

For all road works sites: in the case of an emergency, emergency vehicles will be guided through the site safely. These work sites will be clearly sign posted and traffic controllers will be on site to direct traffic accordingly. To ensure the safety of road users and construction staff, please obey all traffic signs and allow extra time for travelling through these work sites.

South

Location/s and times: Brooker Highway, Ashbolt Crescent Intersection,  night works from 6.30 pm to 11.00 pm, Wednesday 22 August.

Type of works: Traffic signal maintenance.

Impact to road users:  Reduced speed limit with frequent lane closures. Full traffic control will be in place while traffic lights are not working.

Location/s and times: Tasman Highway, Mornington on-ramp, night works from 6.30 pm to 11.00 pm, Thursday 23 August.

Type of works: Variable speed limit maintenance.

Impact to road users: Reduced speed limit with frequent lane closures.

Location/s and times: Midland Highway between York Plains and St Peters Pass, at around 1.00 pm on the following days:

  • Thursday, 23 August
  • Monday 27 August
  • Wednesday, 29 August
  • Thursday, 30 August

Type of works: Rock removal work.

Impact to road users:  Full road closure with delays of 15 minutes to be expected.

North East

No significant works this fortnight.

North West

Location/s and times: Murchison Highway, between Animal Creek and Que River Bridge (various locations) from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday, 20 August to Friday, 24 August.

Type of works: Road resealing preparation.

Impact to road users: Reduced speed limit with frequent lane closures during working hours.

Location/s and times: Murchison Highway, north of Mackintosh Bridge, Tullah from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday ,20 August to Friday, 24 August.

Type of works: Road resealing preparation.

Impact to road users: Reduced speed limit with frequent lane closures during working hours.

Updated Friday, 20 August 2018.


Midland Highway  - St Peters Pass

Rock Removal - August 2018

Road users travelling on the Midland Highway between York Plains and St Peters Pass over the next two weeks are advised of a number of interruptions to traffic.

To make sure the public and our road workers are safe during rock removal work, traffic will be stopped in both directions, one kilometre south of the St Peters Pass rest area at for 15 minutes at around 1pm on the following dates:

  • Thursday, 23 August
  • Monday 27 August
  • Wednesday, 29 August
  • Thursday, 30 August

The closures will mean delays to traffic of 15 minutes.

Traffic management, including signs and traffic controllers, will be in place, and all road users are asked to follow speed limits, and any directions given by traffic controllers.

These works are an essential part of the project to improve safety on the Midland Highway between York Plains and St Peters Pass.

The works have been scheduled to minimise disruption, however we recognise this closure will cause some inconvenience and we thank all road users for their patience.

Updated Monday, 20 August 2018.


Installation of Traffic Survey Sensors

Greater Hobart Area - August 2018

Traffic survey sensors will be installed at various locations on the following roads and highways during August 2018:

  • Algona Road
  • Channel Highway
  • Huon Highway
  • Kingston Bypass

For more information on traffic surveys, please visit https://www.transport.tas.gov.au/road/traffic/traffic_surveys

Updated Friday, 3 August 2018.


Murchison Highway

Sections of the newly sealed Murchison Highway between between Pieman Road and Farm Creek Bridge, and 3.5 kilometres north of Pieman Road have deteriorated, resulting in a number of pot holes. The damage has been made worse by recent severe weather conditions.

The road will be maintained in a safe condition for all road users until the contractor can undertake more significant repairs in spring.

To make sure all road users are safe, appropriate traffic management, including reduced speed limits and message boards are in place.

Road users are asked to always drive to the conditions, and follow any directions given by traffic controllers.

Posted Friday, 3 August 2018.


Highland Lakes Road

Due to damage on Highland Lakes Road, between Miena and Haulage Hill, the contractor is undertaking patching work until more significant repairs can be done later this year.

During this work, reduced speed limits will be in place, as well as lane closures. Please always drive to the conditions, and follow and signage or directions given by traffic controllers.

Posted Friday, 3 August 2018.


East Derwent Highway - Electronic sign malfunction

An electronic sign on the East Derwent Highway has malfunctioned.

The sign, located on the on-ramp to the Tasman Highway, notifies road users of potentially slow moving traffic ahead.

A temporary 40 km/h static speed sign is in place below the electronic sign to advise road users to approach the on-ramp with caution. The temporary static sign will remain until the electronic sign is fixed.

Updated Friday, 3 August 2018.


Midland Highway safety upgrades

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

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

Motorists are reminded to slow down and comply with the posted speed limits in all roadwork sites. Speed limits may be reduced when there are changes to the road surface, new or no line marking, changes to centre separation, new or no barriers, or road workers and equipment on the road or at the side of the road. 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/


Links to Emergency Information

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