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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: October-November 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

Marlborough Road - Bronte Park and Little Pine Lagoon

We will be patching up some sections of Marlborough Road, from Lyell Highway to Bronte Park and at Ouse River, Tuesday 16 - Thursday 25 October.

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

Marlborough Road - Miena

We will be doing repairs to the surface of the road on Marlborough Road, from Thiessen Crescent to Marlborough Highway, Monday 22 - Friday 26 October.

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

Richmond Road - Richmond and Cambridge

We will be doing resurfacing and line marking works on Richmond Road, at the Grasstree Hill Road Junction at Richmond, and the Denholms Road Junction at Cambridge, Saturday 20 - Tuesday 23 October.

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

Channel Highway - Bonnet Hill

We will be restarting the Bonnet Hill Safety Improvements project Monday 29 October, widening the shoulder between the Shot Tower and Bonnie Brae Road (known as Glen Albyn Corner).

There will be a reduced speed limit with lane closures at all times until 9 January 2019.

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Channel Highway - Electrona

We will be resurfacing the road and adding new line marking on the Channel Highway at the access to Tassal Fisheries, and at the Pothana Road Junction, Electrona, Tuesday 30 October - Saturday 3 November.

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

Grass Tree Hill Road - Richmond

We will be removing line marking on Grass Tree Hill Road at the Richmond Road junction, Thursday 1 - Friday 2 November.

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

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, Monday 22 October 2018 - 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 with occasional lane closures during night works, starting Sunday 28 October, 7:00 pm - 5:00 am.

Please allow for delays if travelling to the airport.

Tasman Highway - Seymour

We are replacing the Doctors Creek bridge on the Tasman Highway at the Doctors Creek crossing, Seymour, Thursday 18 October - late December.

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

Tasman Highway - Mount Rumney

We will be resurfacing the road and adding new line marking on the Tasman Highway on the off-ramp to Cambridge Road and the Redgate Interchange at Mount Rumney, Saturday 3 - Monday 5 November.

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

North East 

East Tamar Highway - Dilston

We will be doing shoulder grading works on the East Tamar Highway, from the Dilston intersection north to Bridport Road, Monday 22 - Wednesday 24 October.

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

Evandale Road

We will be sealing the shoulder of the road on Evandale Road, from the Launceston Airport to Leighlands Road, Monday 22 - Friday 26 October.

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

Please allow for delays if travelling to the airport

Meander Valley Road - Exton

We will be doing repairs to Meander Valley Road between Exton Road and Cresswells Road, Monday 22 - Friday 26 October.

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

Batman Highway

We will be removing trees along the Batman Highway, from the West Tamar Highway to the East Tamar highway, Monday 22 - Friday 26 October.

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

North West

Bass Highway - Latrobe to Deloraine

We will be mowing and doing shoulder grading works on the Bass Highway between Latrobe and Deloraine, Monday 22 - Wednesday 7 November.

There will be a reduced speed limit during our working hours, 7:30 am - 4:30 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 October.

Interlaken Road

We will be doing preparation works north of Interlaken Road, 7:00 am – 6:00 pm until 19 October.

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 31 October

Updated 8 October 2018


Installation of Traffic Survey Sensors

Greater Hobart Area - October/November 2018

Traffic survey sensors will be installed at various locations on the following roads and highways during October/November 2018:

  • Algona Road
  • Brooker Highway
  • Campbell Street & Burnett Street intersection
  • Channel Highway
  • East Derwent Highway
  • Huon Highway
  • Kingston Bypass
  • Proctors Road
  • South Arm Highway
  • Southern Outlet
  • Tasman Highway

For more information on traffic surveys, please visit https://www.transport.tas.gov.au/road/traffic/traffic_surveys

Updated Thursday, 13 September 2018.


Murchison Highway

Sections of the newly sealed Murchison Highway between between Pieman Road and Farm Creek Bridge, and 3.5 kilometres north of Pieman Road have deteriorated, resulting in a number of pot holes. The damage has been made worse by recent severe weather conditions.

The road will be maintained in a safe condition for all road users until the contractor can undertake more significant repairs in spring.

To make sure all road users are safe, appropriate traffic management, including reduced speed limits and message boards are in place.

Road users are asked to always drive to the conditions, and follow any directions given by traffic controllers.

Posted Friday, 3 August 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 Friday, 3 August 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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