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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.

Weekly Roadworks Report 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

Argyle Street

We will be working on traffic signals on the intersection of Argyle and Bathurst streets, Tuesday 21 May.

There will be a reduced speed limit and lane closures during our working hours, 9:30 am - 11:30 am.

Arthur Highway - Forcett to Primrose Sands

We will be trimming trees along the Arthur Highway between Forcett and the Primrose Sands intersection, Monday 13 - Sunday 26 May.

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

Arthur Highway - Forcett

We are replacing the Carlton River Bridge on the Arthur Highway, between Sugarloaf Road and Kellevie Road.

Works have started, and are expected to finish in March 2020.

There is a reduced speed limit and no lane closures during the works.

Arthur Highway - Dunalley

We are building a right-turn lane on the Arthur Highway at the Blackman Bay Road junction, Monday 29 April - late June 2019.

This project will improve safety for all road users at this junction.

There will be frequent  lane closures during our working hours, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm, Monday - Friday.

There will also be a reduced speed limit at all times during construction.

Augusta Road - New Town

We will be working on traffic signals on the intersection of Augusta Road and Main Road New Town, Monday 13 -  Tuesday 14 May.

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

Boyer Road - Dromedary

We will be doing resurfacing preparation on Boyer Road between Serenity Drive and Millvale Road, and Sunrise Avenue and Gavin Court, until Friday 17 May.

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

These works were previously advertised to finish earlier in May.

Brooker Highway - Moonah

We will be working on traffic signals on the intersection of the Brooker Highway, Bowen Road and Ashbolt Crescent, Monday 20 May.

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

Brooker Highway - North Hobart to Granton

We will be installing new end terminals on safety fences along the Brooker Highway from Burnett Street to Granton, Monday 20 - Friday 31 May.

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

Channel Highway - Snug

We will be doing resurfacing preparation on the Channel Highway, from Old Station Road to Waldies Drive, Monday 13 - Saturday 18 May.

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

These works were previously advertised to finish earlier in May and to take place at night.

Channel Highway - Flowerpot

We will be doing resurfacing preparation on the Channel Highway, between Gallaghers Road and Esplanade Road, Monday 20 - Saturday 25 May.

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

Channel Highway - Gordon to Verona Sands

We will be doing resurfacing preparation on the Channel Highway, between Gordon and Verona Sands, Monday 20 - Saturday 25 May.

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

Clarence Street - Bellerive

We will be working on traffic signals at the intersection of Clarence Street and Beach Street, Monday 13 May.

There will be a reduced speed limit and frequent lane closures during our working hours, 9:30 am - 2:30 pm.

East Derwent Highway - Grasstree Hill to Bowen Bridge

We will be doing drainage works on the East Derwent Highway, between Grasstree Hill and the Bowen Bridge, until Friday 17 May.

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

These works were previously advertised to finish earlier in May.

Grass Tree Hill Road

We will be doing resurfacing preparation on Grass Tree Hill Road, between Sugarloaf Road and Downhamstown Road, Monday 13 - Saturday 18 May.

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

Hastings Caves Road

We are sealing Hastings Caves Road between Lune River Road and the Visitor Centre car park.

These works started in early January but were postponed due to bushfires. Works have started back up again, and will be finished in mid-May 2019.

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

Huon Highway - Grove

We are widening the road and adding a new right turn lane to the Huon Highway on the Grove straight, near the Willie Smith's Apple Shed, Monday 25 March - Thursday 30 May.

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

Find out more about this project: Huon Highway at Grove - Right Turn Lane

Lennon Road - Bruny Island

We will be doing construction works at the ferry marshalling area on Lennon Road, Roberts Point, Monday 20 May - Monday 30 September.

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 doing resurfacing preparation on the Lyell Highway between Strickland Road and Dee River Bridge, Monday 20 - Friday 24 May.

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

Midland Highway - Bridgewater Bridge

We will be doing maintenance on the Bridgewater Bridge, Wednesday 15 - Saturday 25 May.

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

Midland Highway - Constitution Hill

We will be doing road surface repairs and tree trimming on the Midland Highway  at Constitution Hill, Monday 6 - Friday 24 May.

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

Nichols Rivulet Road

We will be doing resurfacing preparation on Nichols Rivulet Road between the Channel Highway and Kemps Road, and Smiths Road and Joes Road, until Saturday 18 May.

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

These works were previously advertised to finish on Tuesday 14 May.

Richmond Road - Cambridge to Richmond

We will be removing trees along Richmond Road, between Cambridge and Richmond, Monday 20 - Friday 31 May.

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

Richmond Road

We will be doing maintenance on the Duck Hole Rivulet Bridge, Richmond Road, Monday 13 - Thursday 30 May.

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

South Arm Road - Clifton Beach to South Arm Neck

We will be repairing the road surface on South Arm Road, between Clifton Beach and South Arm Neck, Monday 13 - Friday 17 May.

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

South Arm Road - Sandford to South Arm

We will be removing trees along South Arm Road, between Sandford and South Arm, Monday 20 - Friday 31 May.

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

Southern Outlet - Kingston to Hobart

We will be installing new end terminals on safety fences along the Southern Outlet from Hobart to Kingston, Monday 6 - Friday 24 May.

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

We will also be mowing along the Southern Outlet, between Kingston and Hobart, Monday 13 - Friday 24 May.

There will be a reduced speed limit but no lane closures during our working hours, 9:30 am - 3:00 pm.

Tasman Highway

Old Man Creek

We will be installing new end terminals on safety fences along the Tasman Highway at Old Man Creek, Monday 20 - Friday 31 May.

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

North East 

Bridport Road - Bridport to Pipers Brook

We will be doing resurfacing preparation on Bridport Road, between Bellingham Road and Saltwood Road, until Friday 31 May.

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

These works were previously advertised to finish earlier in May

Coles Bay Road

We will be repairing the road surface on Coles Bay Road, between Tasman Highway and Friendly Beaches Road, Wednesday 15 - Wednesday 22 May.

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

East Tamar Highway - Bridport Road to George Town

We will be repairing the road surface on the East Tamar Highway, between Bridport Road and Main Road George Town, Wednesday 8 - Tuesday 14 May.

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

Elephant Pass Road

We will be doing resurfacing preparation on Elephant Pass Road, between the Esk Road junction and the waste transfer station, Monday 13 - Friday 31 May.

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

Highland Lakes Road - Doctors Point

We will be doing resurfacing preparation on Highland Lakes Road, between Rats Castle Road and Wallace Road, Monday 13 - Wednesday 29 May.

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

These works were previously advertised to finish earlier in May

Highland Lakes Road - Doctors Point

We will be doing resurfacing preparation on Highland Lakes Road, between Rats Castle Road and Wallace Road, Monday 13 - Friday 24 May.

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

Midland Highway - Spring Hill

We will be doing road and ground investigations on the Midland Highway at Spring Hill, south of Jericho, Wednesday 15 - Friday 24 May.

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

Midland Highway - Prospect

We will be strengthening the Midland Highway at the Mount Pleasant Interchange, Tuesday 14 May - Tuesday 11 June.

There will be a reduced speed limit with frequent lane closures at all times during the works. Road users should allow an additional 15 minutes when travelling through the area.

Midland Highway - Breadalbane to Launceston

We will be doing road surface repairs on the Midland Highway between the Evandale Road roundabout and Wellington Street, Monday 13 - Friday 17 May.

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

Midland Highway - Campbell Town to Evandale

We will be mowing along the Midland Highway, between Campbell Town and the Evandale Road roundabout, Monday 13 - Monday 27 May.

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

Tasman Highway - Orford - St Helens

Work will continue on the Great Eastern Drive road improvements, between Orford and St Helens, with work due to finish on Friday 31 May 2019.

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

Find out more about the Great Eastern Drive improvements.

Tasman Highway - Moorina

We will be doing road surface repairs on the Tasman Highway between Glen Gala Road North and Ringarooma River Bridge, Monday 13 - Friday 24 May.

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

West Tamar Highway - Launceston

We are doing landscaping on the West Tamar Highway between Margaret Street and Cormiston Creek Bridge, Monday 20 - Friday 24 May.

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

West Tamar Highway - Freshwater Point Road roundabout

We will be doing resurfacing preparation on the West Tamar Highway at the Freshwater Point Road roundabout and approaches, Wednesday 15 - Wednesday 22 May.

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

West Tamar Highway - Loira

We are repairing the road surface on the West Tamar Highway, between Motor Road and Batman Highway, between Monday 6 and Friday 24 May.

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 in early May.

Waterhouse Road

We will be working on the Hardwicks Creek Bridge on Waterhouse Road, Monday 13 May - Monday 10 June.

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

North West

Bass Highway - East Devonport

We are doing bridge maintenance on the Bass Highway, between Middle Road and East Devonport, Monday 13 - Friday 24 May.

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

These works were previously advertised to finish earlier in May.

Bass Highway - Deloraine to Devonport

We are maintaining safety barriers and repairing the road surface on the Bass Highway, between Deloraine and Devonport, until Friday 24 May.

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

These works were previously advertised to finish earlier in May.

Bass Highway - Somerset

We are sealing the Bass Highway, between the Murchison Highway and Raglan Street, until Friday 17 May.

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 in April.

Bass Highway - Ocean Vista

We are sealing the Bass Highway, between Kennedy Street and Fidler Street, Monday 13 - Friday 17 May.

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 in May.

Bass Highway - Sisters Creek

We are sealing the Bass Highway at the intersection of Devils Elbow Road, Monday 13 - Friday 17 May.

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

Bass Highway - Melrose to Sisters Creek

We will be installing and repairing signage along the Bass Highway, from Morris Road to Broomhalls Road, Monday 20 - Friday 31 May.

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

Bass Highway - Devonport to Port Sorell

We will be repairing the road surface on the Bass Highway, between Victoria Bridge and Port Sorell, Monday 20 - Friday 31 May.

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

Bass Highway - Heybridge

We are sealing the Bass Highway between Reynolds Road and Haig Street, Monday 13 - Friday 17 May.

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

Bass Highway - Cooee

We are sealing the Bass Highway between Toorak Court and Cooee Point, Monday 13 - Friday 17 May.

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

Bass Highway - Parklands

We are sealing the Bass Highway between West Park Grove and Russ Street, Monday 13 - Friday 24 May.

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

Bass Highway - Burnie

We are doing bridge strengthening works on the Bass Highway at the Oakleigh Rail underpass, between Edwardes Street and Wilson Street. Works are expected to be complete in May 2019.

There is a reduced speed limit with frequent lane closures at all times during the works.

Bass Highway - Emu River Bridge

We are doing bridge strengthening works on the Bass Highway at the Formby Road underpass, Monday 29 April - Friday 7 June.

There is a reduced speed limit with frequent lane closures at all times during the works.

Bass Highway - Formby Road underpass

We are doing bridge strengthening works on the Bass Highway at the Formby Road underpass, until Friday 14 June.

There is a reduced speed limit with frequent lane closures at all times during the works.

Bass Highway - Lovett Street underpass

We are doing bridge strengthening works on the Bass Highway at the Lovett Street underpass, Monday 29 April - Friday 21 June.

There is a reduced speed limit with frequent lane closures at all times during the works.

Frankford Road - Harford

We will be strengthening the Saxon Creek Bridge on Frankford Road, Monday 6 - Friday 10 May.

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

Lyell Highway

We are replacing culverts on the Lyell Highway, from Nelson Creek bridge to Cardigan River bridge, Monday 13 - Friday 24 May.

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

These works were previously advertised to finish earlier in May.

Murchison Highway

We are linemarking and maintaining safety barriers on the Murchison Highway, between the Bass Highway and Ridgley, Monday 6 - Friday 24 May.

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

These works were previously advertised to finish earlier in May.

Ridgley Highway

We are repairing the road surface on Ridgley Highway, from Cascade Road to Hellyer River Bridge until Friday 24 May.

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 early May.

Last updated:20 May 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: 20 May 2019

Installation of Traffic Data Collection Sensors May 2019

We will be installing traffic data collection sensors in the following locations during May 2019. Installation will take place  during gaps in traffic either from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm or overnight, from 8:00 pm - 2:00 pm. The works are not expected to cause delays.

  • Tasman Highway - Triabunna to Coles Bay Road
  • Bass Highway -  Launceston to Deloraine
  • Bass Highway - Deloraine to Marrawah
  • Batman Highway - Hillwood to Sidmouth
  • Bell Bay Road - Bell Bay
  • Birralee Road - Westbury and Birralee
  • Blessington Road - St Leonards to Blessington
  • Bridport Road - Scottsdale and Bell Bay
  • Coles Bay Road - East of Tasman Highway
  • East Tamar Highway  - Launceston to Bell Bay
  • Elephant Pass Road - St Marys
  • Esk Main Road - Midland Highway to Tasman Highway
  • Illawarra Road - Perth to Carrick
  • Kings Meadows Link
  • Lake Leake Road - Campbell Town to Tasman Highway
  • Leighlands Road - Evandale and Leighlands
  • Midland Highway - Campbell Town to Launceston
  • Pipers River Road - Underwood to Pipers River
  • Ridgley Highway - Burnie to Fingerpost
  • Spring Hill Road - Sidmouth
  • Stanley Highway - North of Bass Highway
  • West Tamar Highway - Launceston to Beauty Point

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/


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