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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: June 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.

North East

No significant works this fortnight.

North West

Location/s and times: Bass Highway between Victoria Bridge and Port Sorell interchange, Devonport, between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm from Monday 18 June to Saturday, 30 June.

Type of works: Line marking.

Impact to road users: Reduced speed limit without lane closures.

Location/s and times: Bass Highway between Forth River Bridge and Ulverstone off-ramp, Ulverstone, between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm from Monday 18 June to Saturday, 30 June.

Type of works: Line marking.

Impact to road users: Reduced speed limit without lane closures.

South

Location/s and times: Lyell Highway, Sorell Creek from Monday, 4 June to Friday, 22 June.

Type of works: Repairs to the road surface and improved drainage.

Impact to road users: The speed limit will be reduced and there will be occasional lane closures. Delays are to be expected.

Location/s and times: Intersection of Murray Street and Warwick Street, Hobart from 6:30 pm to 11:00 pm, Tuesday, 19 June.

Type of works: Traffic signal maintenance.

Impact to road users: During these works, the speed limit will be reduced, lanes closures will be in place and traffic management may be used to control traffic. Delays are to be expected.

Location/s and times: Intersection of Argyle Street and Federal Street, North Hobart from 6:30 pm to 11:00 pm, Wednesday, 20 June.

Type of works: Traffic signal maintenance.

Impact to road users: During these works, the speed limit will be reduced, lanes closures will be in place and traffic management may be used to control traffic. Delays are to be expected.

Location/s and times: Intersection of King Street and Regent Street, Sandy Bay from 6:30 pm to 11:00 pm, Thursday, 21 June.

Type of works: Traffic signal maintenance.

Impact to road users: During these works, the speed limit will be reduced, lanes closures will be in place and traffic management may be used to control traffic. Delays are to be expected.​

Updated Friday, 15 June 2018.


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.


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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