Department of State GrowthTransport

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.

Roadworks Report email newsletter

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

Emergency Road Closures

For all emergency road closures, visit the Tasmania Police Community Alerts webpage.

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

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.

Scheduled works

South

Arthur Highway - Copping to Port Arthur

We will be shoulder grading on the Arthur Highway, between Copping and Port Arthur, from Monday 15 - Sunday 4 August.

There will be a reduced speed limit with occasional lane closures during our working hours, 7:00 am - 4:00 pm.

These works were previously scheduled to finish in late July.

Bathurst Street - Hobart

We will be working on traffic signals at the intersection of Bathurst and Argyle Streets, Wednesday 31 July.

There will be a reduced speed limit and frequent lane closures during our working hours, 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm.

Brooker Highway - Hobart

We will be working on traffic signals at the intersection of Brooker Highway and Warwick Street, Wednesday 31 July.

There will be a reduced speed limit and frequent lane closures during our working hours, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm.

Cambridge Road

We will be working on traffic signals at the intersection of Cambridge and Gordons Hill Roads, Tuesday 30 July.

There will be a reduced speed limit and frequent lane closures during our working hours, 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm.

Ferry Road - Kettering

We will be sealing a small section of Ferry Road, at the Bruny Island Ferry terminal, Monday 24 June - Monday 30 July.

There will be a reduced speed limit and frequent lane closures during our working hours, 7:00 am - 5:00 pm, but ferry traffic will be prioritised.

These works were previously scheduled to finish earlier in July.

Huon Highway - Lower Longley to Huonville

We will be doing shoulder grading on the Huon Highway, from Lower Longley to Huonville, Monday 24 June - Friday 26 July.

There will be a reduced speed limit with occasional lane closures during our working hours, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm.

These works were previously advertised to finish earlier in July.

Huon Highway - Franklin to Port Huon

We will be trimming trees along the Huon Highway, between Franklin and Port Huon, Monday 22 - Friday 26 July.

There will be a reduced speed limit and occasional lane closures during our working hours, 7:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Huon Highway - Grove

We will be doing additional construction works on the Huon Highway at Grove, between late July and mid-August.

There will be a reduced speed limit and frequent lane closures during our working hours, 7:00 am - 5:30 pm.

These works are subject to weather. Check variable message boards for any changes.

Lyell Highway - New Norfolk

We will be doing maintenance on the Lyell Highway at New Norfolk, Monday 29 July - Sunday 4 August.

There will be a reduced speed limit and frequent lane closures during our working hours, 9:30 am - 3:00 pm.

Main Road Moonah

We will be working on traffic signals at the intersection of Main Road Moonah and Albert  Road, Tuesday 30 July.

There will be a reduced speed limit and frequent lane closures during our working hours, 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm.

Main Road Glenorchy

We will be working on traffic signals on Main Road Glenorchy, near Esmond Street, Tuesday 30 July.

There will be a reduced speed limit and frequent lane closures during our working hours, 9:30 am - 3:00 pm.

Main Road Glenorchy

We will be working on traffic signals at the intersection of Main Road Glenorchy and Terry Street, Monday 29 July - Friday 2 August.

There will be a reduced speed limit and frequent lane closures during our working hours, 9:30 am - 3:00 pm.

Tasman Highway - Little Swanport Bridge

We will be working on safety barriers on the Tasman highway at Little Swanport Bridge, Monday 29 July - Sunday 4 August.

There will be a reduced speed limit and frequent lane closures during our working hours, 7:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Tasman Highway - Sorell

We will be working on the bus stop on the Tasman Highway, opposite Nash Street, Monday 22 July - Friday 30 August.

There will be a reduced speed limit and frequent lane closures during our working hours, 9:30 am - 3:00 pm.

Tasman Highway - Midway Point

We will doing preparation works on the Tasman Highway, at the Midway Point Causeway, Monday 22 July - Friday 2 August.

There will be a reduced speed limit and occasional lane closures during our working hours, 9:30 am - 3:00 pm.

North East 

Bridport Road

We will be doing resurfacing preparations on Bridport Road, between Ferry Hill and Bellingham Road and between Maslins Road and Boddington Road, Monday 29 July - Friday 9 August.

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

Pipers River Road

We will be strengthening Dead Horse Creek Bridge and Lady Nelson Creek Bridge, Thursday 4 - Friday 26 July.

There will be a reduced speed limit with occasional lane closures during our working hours, 7:00 am - 5:00 pm.

These works were previously advertised to finish earlier in July.

Spring Hill Road

We will be removing trees and doing drainage and road surface repairs on Spring Hill Road, between the West Tamar Highway and Batman Highway, Monday 29 July - Friday 2 August.

There will be a reduced speed limit and frequent lane closures during our working hours, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm.

Tasman Highway - St Helens

We will be doing resurfacing preparations on the Tasman Highway, between Canhams Road and Reservoir Road, and between Tully Street and Canhams Road, Monday 29 July - Friday 9 August.

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

Tasman Highway - Bicheno

We will be doing resurfacing preparations on the Tasman Highway, between Harveys Farm Road and Coles Bay Road, and between Rosedale Road and Bicheno Golf Course,  Monday 29 July - Friday 9 August.

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

Tasman Highway - Nunamara

We will be doing resurfacing preparations on the Tasman Highway, between Hunting Ground Road and Distillery Track, Monday 29 July - Friday 9 August.

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

Tasman Highway

We will be strengthening Weld River Bridge, Thursday 4 - Friday 26 July.

There will be a reduced speed limit with occasional lane closures during our working hours, 7:00 am - 5:00 pm.

These works were previously advertised to finish earlier in July.

Tasman Highway - The Sideling

We will be water blasting on the Tasman Highway at The Sideling, between Weelaty Road and Myrtle Bank Road, Monday 22 July - Friday 9 August.

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

Wellington Street

We will working on the traffic signals at Wellington Street, on the intersections of Wellington Street and Cimitiere Street, and Wellington Street and Howick Street, Wednesday 10 July - Friday 27 September.

There will be a reduced speed limit with occasional lane closures during our working hours, 7:00 am - 5:00 pm.

West Tamar Highway

We will be repairing barriers on the West Tamar Highway, between Cormiston Creek Bridge and Craythorne Road, Monday 29 - Wednesday 31 July.

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

North West

Bass Highway - Cooee to Penguin

We are sealing the following sections of the Bass Highway. Works are scheduled to finish on Friday 2 August.

  • Between Reynolds Road and Haig Street, Heybridge.
  • Between Toorak Court and Cooee Point, Cooee.
  • Between South Road and Dial Road, Penguin.
  • Between Forth Road and Dial Road, Penguin.
  • Between Old Surry Road and Stowport Road, Wivenhoe.
  • Between Jones Street and Edwards Street, Burnie.
  • Between Formby Road and Port Sorell  Road, Latrobe.
  • Between Knights Road and Forth Road, West Ulverstone.
  • Between West Park Grove and Russ Street, Somerset.
  • Intersection of Bass Highway and Old Surrey Road, Romaine.

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

These works were previously advertised to finish earlier, but have been delayed.

Bass Highway - Montumana

We will be water blasting on the Bass Highway between Whites Road and Dallas Road, Monday 22 July - Friday 9 August.

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

Bass Highway - Wynyard to Deloraine

We will be repairing the road surface on the Bass Highway, between Wynyard and Deloraine, until Friday 2 August.

There will be a reduced speed limit with frequent lane closures during our working hours, 7:30 am - 4:30 pm.

Murchison Highway

We will be strengthening the Stitt River Bridge on the Murchison Highway, until Friday 2 August.

There is a reduced speed limit with frequent lane closures during our working hours, 7:30 am - 4:30 pm.

These works were previously advertised to finish in June.

Murchison Highway - Zeehan

We will be repairing the road surface on the Murchison Highway, between Zeehan and Fossey River, Monday 29 July - Friday 2 August.

There will be a reduced speed limit with frequent lane closures during our working hours, 7:30 am - 4:30 pm.

Railton Road

We will be water blasting on Railton Road, at Dawson Siding Road, Monday 22 July - Friday 9 August

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

Ridgley Highway - Guilford Road intersection

We are sealing the Ridgley Highway at the Guilford Road intersection, until Friday 2 August.

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

These works were previously advertised to finish in June.

Ridgley Highway

We will be water blasting on Ridgley Highway in the following locations.

  • Between Ooona Road and Kingsclere Road, Monday 22 July - Friday 9 August.
  • Between King Street, Ridgley and West Ridgley Road, Monday 15 - Friday 26 July.
  • Between Kingsclere Road and Upper Natone Road, Monday 15 July - Friday 9 August.

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

Ridgley Highway - Romaine

We will be repairing the road surface on the Murchison Highway, between Cascade Road and Hellyer River bridge, until Friday 2 August.

There will be a reduced speed limit with frequent lane closures during our working hours, 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Sheffield Road

We are sealing Sheffield Road, between Mersey Main Road and Melrose Road, Monday 15 July - Friday 9 August.

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

Olivers Road

We are repairing the road surface on Olivers Road, between Gowrie Park and Mersey Forest Road, until Friday 2 August.

There is a reduced speed limit with frequent lane closures during our working hours, 7:30 am - 4:30 pm.

These works were previously advertised to finish in June.

Last updated:22 Jul 2019


Large traffic loads

Oversized, slow-moving vehicles will be travelling between Bell Bay port to the Cattle Hill Wind Farm Project in the Central Highlands, between March and early August 2019.

The loads will travel through Launceston, Campbell Town, Melton Mowbray and Bothwell to the wind farm at Waddamana,  via Bell Bay Road, the East Tamar Highway, the Midland Highway, Highlands Lakes Road, Waddamana Road and Bashan Road.

The loads will leave Bell Bay in the early hours of the morning, Monday – Saturday, arriving at Cattle Hill around 11 am.

There may be some traffic disruptions, so road users are advised to allow extra time when travelling on the roads listed above during the morning.

Installation of Traffic Survey Sensors

Greater Hobart Area - early-mid 2019

Traffic survey sensors will be installed at various locations on the following roads and highways during early and mid 2019

  • Main Road Moonah, including Albert Street, Hopkins Street, Creek Road and Florence Street intersections
  • Augusta Road
  • Risdon Road
  • Barry Street
  • Terry Street
  • Chapel Street
  • Tolosa Street
  • Main Road Glenorchy
  • King George V Avenue
  • Grove Road
  • Derwent Park Road
  • Lampton Avenue
  • Gormanston Road
  • 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: 22 Jul 2019

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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