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Road Closures and Delays

Current Roadworks Roundup

You may experience some delays due to roadworks around the State. You can view a list of all planned roadworks in the Roadworks Roundup below.

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

Every Monday morning we send an email newsletter with a selection of major roadworks happening across the state. Sign up to our mailing list for roadworks updates.

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 roadworks across the State: December 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

Richmond Road - Cambridge

We will be finishing resurfacing works on Richmond Road, from Cambridge Road to Coal River Farm, Saturday 8 - Monday 10 December. These works started over the weekend, but were postponed due to weather conditions.

There will be a reduced speed limit and frequent lane closures during our working hours, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 December, and 9:30 am - 3:00 pm Monday 10 December.

Richmond Road - Richmond

We will be finishing resurfacing works on Richmond Road at the Grasstree Hill Road junction, Saturday 8 - Monday 10 December. These works started over the weekend, but were postponed due to weather conditions.

There will be a reduced speed limit and frequent lane closures during our working hours, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 December, and 9:30 am - 3:00 pm Monday 10 December.

Tasman Highway - Hobart airport roundabout

To help reduce congestion and cut waiting times we will be making some changes to the Hobart airport roundabout, on the Tasman Highway. Works should be completed in early January 2019.

There will be a reduced speed limit without lane closures during the day, 7:00 am - 5:00 pm, and a reduced speed limit and occasional lane closures during night works, 7:00 pm - 5:00 am.

Please allow for delays if travelling to the airport.

North East 

Tasman Highway - Scottsdale

We will be resurfacing and adding new linemarking to the Tasman Highway, from the junction of King Street and George Street to Buckneys Road, Wednesday 5 - Thursday 13 December.

There will be a reduced speed limit and frequent lane closures during our working hours, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm.

Tasman Highway - Tulendeena

We will be resurfacing and adding new linemarking to the Tasman Highway between Carisbrook Lane and Monna Road, Friday 7 - Saturday 15 December.

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

West Tamar Highway - Legana

We will be removing linemarking, resurfacing and adding new linemarking to the West Tamar Highway in the north bound lane, from the Wetlands Centre to Acropolis Drive roundabout, Monday 3 - Tuesday 18 December.

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

Evandale Road

We are sealing the shoulder of the road on Evandale Road, from the Launceston Airport to Leighlands Road. The work is expected to be completed early next year.

There will be a reduced speed limit but no lane closures during our working hours, 7:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Please allow for delays if travelling to the airport.

North West

Murchison Highway - Farm Creek Bridge

We are doing strengthening works on Farm Creek Bridge on the Murchison Highway, near Tullah, Monday 26 November - Wednesday 30 January 2019.

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

Heemskirk Road - Piney Creek Bridge

We will be upgrading the Piney Creek Bridge on Heemskirk Road, Monday 18 November 2018 - Wednesday 30 January 2019.

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

Zeehan Highway - Zeehan

We will be replacing the bridge over the Zeehan Rivulet, just outside the Zeehan township. Works will start on Monday 15 October, and are expected to finish in late December 2018.

There will be a reduced speed limit at all hours of the day, with some occasional lane closures during our working hours, 7:00 am - 5:30 pm.

Highland Lakes Road

Note: Some of the following works have been extended past the advertised end date. All works are subject to weather, and due to the regular extreme weather conditions on the Highland Lakes Road, they may be postponed or delayed.

Miena to Liawenee

We will be repairing the road between Miena and Liawenee, 7:00 am – 5:00 pm until 31 January 2019.

Liawenee to Haulage Hill


We will be doing construction work on the road between Liawenee and Haulage Hill, 7:00 am – 5:00 pm until 28 February 2019.

Jordon River Bridge - Apsley

We will be upgrading the bridge across the Jordon River, on Highland Lakes Road at Apsley, Monday 29 October - Friday 7 December.

There will be a reduced speed limit and lane closures while we work, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm.

Golden Valley

We will be resurfacing and line marking Highland Lakes Road, between Riversdale Road and Youds Road, Golden Valley, from Monday 26 November - Tuesday 4 December.

There will be a reduced speed limit and frequent lane closures while we work, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm.

Midland Highway

Jericho

We will be upgrading the bridge across the Jordon River, on the Midland Highway at Jericho, Monday 5 November - Friday 7 December.

There will be a reduced speed limit and lane closures while we work, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm.

Last updated:11 Dec 2018


Installation of Traffic Survey Sensors

Greater Hobart Area - December 2018/January 2019

Traffic survey sensors will be installed at various locations on the following roads and highways during December 2018 and January 2019:

10 - 17 December:

  • Main Road Moonah, including Albert Street, Hopkins Street, Creek Road and Florence Street intersections
  • Augusta Road
  • Risdon Road

17 December - early January

  • Barry Street
  • Terry Street
  • Chapel Street
  • Tolosa Street
  • Main Road Glenorchy
  • King George V Avenue
  • Grove Road
  • Derwent Park Road
  • Lampton Avenue
  • Gormanston Road

From mid-January

  • Molle Street
  • Antill Street
  • Burnett Street
  • Tasman Highway
  • Nelson Road
  • Byron Street
  • St George Terrace

For more information on traffic surveys, please visit Traffic Surveys.

Last updated: 11 Dec 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 October 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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