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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.

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. Find out why it's 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

Argyle Street

We will be working on traffic signals at the intersection of Argyle and Warwick Streets, Thursday 14 November.

There will be a reduced speed limit and frequent lane closures during working hours, 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm.

Arthur Highway - Dunalley

We'll be resurfacing the Denison Canal Bridge at Dunalley, Monday 11 - Wednesday 20 November.

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

These works were previously advertised to finish on Saturday 16 November.

Brooker Highway

We will be working on traffic signals at the intersection of the Brooker Highway and Derwent Park Road, Wednesday 20 November.

The signals will be off, and the intersection will be managed by traffic controllers with a reduced speed limit during our working hours, 7:00 pm Wednesday 20 - 12:00 am Thursday 21 November.

Bruny Island Main Road

We are upgrading Bruny Island Main Road, between Alonnah and Lunawanna, until late March 2020.

There will be a reduced speed limit and the road will be reduced to one lane at all times. Traffic will be managed by traffic signals.

Channel Highway - Margate to Baretta

We will be doing investigations on the Channel Highway between Margate and Baretta, Monday 18 - Friday 22 November.

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

Davey Street - Hobart

We will be doing investigations on Davey Street, between Harrington Street and Southern Outlet, Monday 11 - Friday 15 November.

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

Elizabeth Street - Hobart

We will be working on traffic signals at the intersection of Elizabeth and Warwick Streets, Wednesday 13 November.

There will be a reduced speed limit and frequent lane closures during our working hours, 6:30 pm - 3:00 pm.

Fortescue Bay Road

We are doing upgrade works on Fortescue Bay Road, from the Arthur Highway to the National Parks Office, until Sunday 1 March 2020.

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

More information: Fortescue Bay Road

Hastings Caves Road

We are sealing the unsealed sections of Hastings Caves Road, from the Hastings Caves Visitor Centre to the Hastings Caves car park, until Friday 20 December.

A shuttle bus will operate from the visitor centre to carry people through the work site during working hours, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm.

More information: Hastings Caves Road

Huon Highway - Franklin

We are building a new right turn lane on the Huon Highway at the Swamp Road junction, Monday 4 November - Friday 31 January.

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

More information: Swamp Road Right Turn Lane

Lyell Highway - Granton to New Norfolk

We will be controlling weeds along the Lyell Highway, between Granton and New Norfolk, Monday 18 November - Friday 20 December.

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

Lyell Highway - Ouse

We will be doing investigations on the Lyell Highway from Dee River Bridge to Catagunya Road, Monday 18 - Wednesday 20 November.

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

Lyell Highway - Ouse

We will be doing resurfacing preparations on the Lyell Highway from Strickland Road to Dee River Bridge, Monday 11 - Tuesday 19 November.

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

Lyell Highway - Ouse

We will be resurfacing the Lyell Highway from Victoria Valley Road to Lake Repulse Road, Monday 18 - Friday 22 November.

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

Lyell Highway - Sorell Creek to New Norfolk

We will be doing road surface repairs on the Lyell Highway, from Sorell Creek to New Norfolk, Monday 18 - Sunday 24 November.

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

South Arm Road - Rokeby to Lauderdale

We will be working on drainage on South Arm Road, from Rokeby to Lauderdale, Monday 11 - Sunday 17 November.

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

South Arm Road - Clifton Beach

We will be resurfacing South Arm Road from Clifton Beach Road to Gellibrand Drive, Monday 18 - Friday 22 November.

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

Tasman Highway - Tasman Bridge

We will be doing maintenance works on the Tasman Bridge, Monday 11 - Tuesday 12 November.

We will also be doing maintenance work on the Tasman Bridge and the Tasman Highway approaching the bridge, Monday 18 - Friday 22 November

There will be a reduced speed limit and occasional lane closures during our working hours:

  • 2:00 am - 6:00 am on Monday 11 - Tuesday 12 November
  • 8:00 pm - 5:00 am on Monday 18 November, and Thursday 21 - Friday 22 November.
  • 8:00 pm - 6:00 am on Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 November.

Tasman Highway - Hobart Airport to Sorell Causeway

We will be doing investigation works on the Tasman Highway between the Hobart Airport and the Sorell Causeway,  Monday 11 - Friday 15 November.

There will be a reduced speed limit and occasional lane closures during our working hours, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm, and 6:30 pm - 4:30 am.

Tasman Highway - Hobart

We will be doing investigation works on the Tasman Highway between the Brooker Highway and Liverpool Street, Thursday 14 November.

There will be a reduced speed limit and occasional lane closures during our working hours, 7:00 pm - 12:00 am.

Tasman Highway - Triabunna

We will be resurfacing the Tasman Highway, between Louisville Road to Barton Avenue Monday 18 - Friday 22 November.

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

North East 

Bathurst Street and surrounds - Launceston

We will be working on traffic signals at the following intersections in Launceston, Monday 28 October 2019 - Friday 7 February 2020.

  • Intersection of Bathurst and Balfour Streets.
  • Intersection of Bathurst and Brisbane Streets.
  • Intersection of Bathurst and Canning Streets.
  • Intersection of Bathurst and Elizabeth Streets.
  • Intersection of Bathurst and Frederick Streets.
  • Intersection of Bathurst and York Streets.
  • Intersection of Brisbane and Margaret Streets.
  • Intersection of York and Margaret Streets.

Bass Highway - Exton

We are upgrading the Bass Highway, between Porters Bridge Road overpass and Highland Lakes Road, until Friday 20 December.

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

More information: Bass Highway west of Porters Bridge Road

Bass Highway - Hadspen

We are upgrading the Bass Highway, near South Esk River Bridge, Monday 18 November - Friday 20 December.

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

More information: Bass Highway west of South Esk River Bridge

Charles Street - Frederick Street intersection

We will be working on traffic signals at the intersection of Charles and Frederick Streets, Wednesday 13 - Tuesday 19 November.

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

Charles Street - Patterson Street intersection

We will be working on traffic signals at the intersection of Charles and Patterson Streets, Friday 15 November - Thursday 30 January 2020.

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

Charles Street - Brisbane Street intersection

We will be working on traffic signals at the intersection of Charles and Brisbane Streets, Friday 15 - Thursday 30 January 2020.

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

Cimitiere Street - Launceston

We will be working on traffic signals near 90 Cimitiere Street, Friday 15 - Thursday 30 January 2020.

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

Elphin Road

We will be working on traffic signals on Elphin Road, Friday 15 November - Thursday 30 January 2020.

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

East Tamar Highway - Mowbray Connector

We're working on the Mowbray Connector Intersection Upgrade.

We are building a roundabout to replace the current intersection. Works started in September and will continue until Thursday 30 April 2020.

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

Esk Main Road

We're widening and sealing about 11.5 km of the road shoulder along Esk Main Road, in two sections between Fingal and St Marys, until Thursday 14 May 2019.

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

More information: Esk Main Road Shoulder Sealing

Frankford Road

We will be repairing the road surface on Frankford Road, between West Tamar Highway and Tunks Creek bridge, Monday 18 - Friday 22 November.

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

George Town Road - Newnham

We will be working on traffic signals at the intersection of George Town Road and Newnham Drive, Friday 15 November - Thursday 30 January 2020.

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

Prossers Road

We are sealing Prossers Road, between Lilydale Road and Patersonia Road, until February 2020.

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

More information: Prossers Road Sealing

Southern Outlet - Launceston

We will be working on traffic signals on the Southern Outlet, on the approach to Launceston, Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 November.

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

St John Street - Launceston

We will be working on traffic signals at the intersection of St John and Cimitiere Streets, and St John and Elizabeth Streets, Friday 15 November - Thursday 30 January 2020.

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

Tamar Street

We will be working on traffic signals at the intersection of Tamar and Cimitiere Streets, Friday 15 November - Thursday 30 January 2020.

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

Tasman Highway - Coles Bay and St Helens

We will be working on the next stage of upgrades to the Great Eastern Drive, until Friday 21 February 2020.

We’ll be improving the Coles Bay Road left turn junction, and adding dedicated right-turn lanes at Basin Creek and Flagstaff Road.

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

More information: Great Eastern Drive

Waterhouse Road

We are sealing Waterhouse Road between Banca Road and Gladstone, finishing in early 2020.

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

More information: Waterhouse Road Sealing

Westbury Road

We will be working on traffic signals at the intersection of Westbury Road and Ralph Street, Friday 15 November - Thursday 30 January 2020.

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

West Tamar Highway

We will be repairing the road surface on West Tamar Highway, between Cormiston Creek Bridge and Spring Hill Road, Tuesday 19 - Friday 22 November.

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

York Street - Launceston

We will be working on traffic signals on the intersection York Street and St. John Streets  Monday 11 - Monday 18 November.

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

North West

Bass Highway - Elizabeth Town

We will be sealing the Bass Highway, between Parkham Road and Gannons Hill Road, Monday 11 - Friday 15 November.

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

Bass Highway - Deloraine to Burnie

We will be sweeping along the Bass Highway, between Deloraine and Burnie, Monday 11 - Saturday 30 November.

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

Forth Road - Forth

We will be sealing Forth Road, between Forthside Road and Wilmot Road Monday 18 - Friday 22 November.

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

Henty Road

We will be doing road repairs on Henty Road, between Strahan and Zeehan Monday 4 - Friday 29 November.

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

Mersey Main Road - Latrobe to Spreyton

We will be sealing Mersey Main Road, between Latrobe and Spreyton, Monday 11 - Friday 29 November.

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

Mole Creek Road

We will be doing road repairs on Mole Creek Road, between Mole Creek and Olivers Road, Monday 4 November - Friday 13 December.

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

Mole Creek Road - Chudleigh

We will be sealing Mole Creek Road, between Monata Road and Gardner Street, Monday 18 November - Friday 6 December.

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 doing construction works on the Murchison Highway, between Pieman Road and Mackintosh Bridge, until Friday 27 March 2020.

There will be a reduced speed limit with frequent lane closures during our working hours, 6:30 am - 5:30 pm. Road users should allow an extra ten minutes when travelling through the area.

Pardoe Road

We will be sealing Pardoe Road, between Port Sorell Road and the Devonport Airport, Monday 18 - Friday 29 November.

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

Port Sorell Road

We will be sealing Port Sorell Road between Port Sorell and the Bass Highway, Monday 18 - Friday 29 November.

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

Sumac Road

We will be repairing Sumac Road, between Kunannah Bridge and Buffs Road, Monday 18 9 November 2019 - Tuesday 31 March 2020.

There will be a reduced speed limit with frequent lane closures during our working hours, 7:40 am - 5:30 pm.

Last updated:11 Nov 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: 11 Nov 2019


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/


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