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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.

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: February 2019

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

Brisbane Street - Murray Street intersection

We will be working on traffic signals at the intersection of Brisbane Street and Murray Street, Thursday 21 March.

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

Channel Highway - North of Margate.

We are widening the Channel Highway, just north of Margate.

Working hours have changed from day works to night works, 7:00 pm  - 5:30 am, Sunday-Thursday.  Works are expected to be complete by the end of March 2019, weather permitting.

There is a reduced speed limit with frequent lane closures during working hours.

Channel Highway - Kingston

We will be resurfacing the Channel Highway, from the Summerleas Road Roundabout to the Algona Road Roundabout, Sunday 17 - Friday 22 March.

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

Channel Highway - Cygnet

We will be resurfacing the Channel Highway, between Nicholls Rivulet Road and Smith Street, Monday 25 - Saturday 30 March.

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

Channel Highway - Taroona

We will be resurfacing the Channel Highway, between Truganinni Track and Karingal Court, Sunday 24 - Friday 29 March.

There will be a reduced speed limit and frequent lane closures during our working hours, 2:00 pm - 6:00 am Sunday 24 - Monday 25 March, and 6:30 pm - 6:00 am Monday 25 - Friday 29 March.

Collins Street - Barrack Street intersection

We will be working on traffic signals at the intersection of Collins Street and Barrack Street, Wednesday 27 March.

There will be a reduced speed limit and frequent lane closures during our working hours, 9:45 pm - 11:30 pm.

Davey Street - Harrington Street intersection

We will be working on traffic signals at the intersection of Davey Street and Harrington Street, Wednesday 20 March.

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

Derwent Park Road - Sunderland Street intersection

We will be working on traffic signals at the intersection of Derwent Park Road and Sunderland Street, Thursday 28 March.

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

Harrington Street - Warwick Street intersection

We will be working on traffic signals at the intersection of Harrington Street and Warwick Street, Wednesday 27 March.

There will be a reduced speed limit and frequent lane closures during our working hours, 6:30 pm - 9:30 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 will start back up again on Tuesday 12 February, and will be finished in mid-March 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 will be 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 will be 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

Macquarie Street - Harrington Street intersection

We will be working on traffic signals at the intersection of Macquarie Street and Harrington Street, Thursday 28 March.

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

Marlborough Road - Great Lakes

We will be resurfacing and linemarking at the following locations on Marlborough Road, until Thursday 28 March.

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

  • Great Lake Hotel, Miena
  • Lyell Highway to Bronte Park
  • Ouse River bridge, Little Pine Lagoon
  • Serpentine Rivulet bridge, Bronte Park

These works were previously advertised as being scheduled to finish on 22 March.

Midland Highway - Bridgewater Industrial Estate

We will be resurfacing the Midland Highway at the Bridgewater Industrial Estate, Monday 25 - Friday 29 March.

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

This work was previously advertised as taking place earlier in March.

Southern Outlet - Kingston Interchange

We will be linemarking the Southern Outlet at the Kingston Interchange, Monday 18 March.

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

Richmond Road - Malcolms Hut Road junction to Dry Creek

Works will start on Section 6 of the Richmond Road Masterplan, Monday 7 January - Tuesday 30 April.

During the works, we will be sealing the shoulders along Richmond Road between Malcolms Hut Road to Dry Creek and upgrading the Malcolms Hut Road junction.

There will be a reduced speed limit and frequent lane closures during our working hours, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm.

Tasman Highway – Cambridge.

We are removing trees along the Tasman Highway at Cambridge, near the Golf Course, Monday 25 – Friday 29 March.

The trees are being removed as they have been identified as a potential hazard to road users.

There will be a reduced speed limit with lane closures during working hours, 7:00 pm – 1.30 am. Road users can expect short delays.

North East 

Bass Highway and Midland Highway - Prospect

We will be resurfacing the Prospect interchange, on the northbound and southbound ramps from the Bass Highway to the Midland Highway, and the westbound ramp from the Midland Highway to the Bass Highway, Thursday 21 March - Thursday 4 April.

There will be a reduced speed limit and frequent lane closures during our working hours, 10:00 am - 2:30 pm.

East Tamar Highway - Alanvale - Mowbray

We will be repairing the road surface on the southbound lanes of the East Tamar Highway, between the Alanvale and Mowbray interchanges until Friday 29 March.

There is a reduced speed limit and frequent lane closures during our working hours, 9:00 am - 2:30 pm.

These works were previously advertised as being completed earlier in March.

East Tamar Highway and George Town Road - Rocherlea

We will be resurfacing and linemarking the on and off-ramps on the East Tamar Highway and George Town Road, at the Landfall interchange, Thursday 21 March - Thursday 4 April.

There will be a reduced speed limit and frequent lane closures during our working hours, 10:00 am - 2:30 pm.

Evandale Road

We are sealing the shoulder of Evandale Road, from the Launceston Airport to Leighlands Road. The work is expected to be completed in March 2019.

There is 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.

West Tamar Highway - Riverside

We will be repairing the road surface on the West Tamar Highway, between Tamar Island Wetlands Centre and Cormiston Road, until Friday 29 March.

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

These works were previously advertised as being completed earlier in March.

West Tamar Highway - Loira

We are repairing the road surface on the West Tamar Highway at Loira, 1.5 kilometres south of Batman Highway intersection, until Friday 29 March.

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

These works were previously advertised as being completed earlier in March.

Prossers Road - Lilydale Road to Patersonia Road

We are sealing Prossers Road, between Lilydale Road and Patersonia Road. Works are expected to be finished by the end of March 2019.

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

Waterhouse Road - Tomahawk - Gladstone

We are sealing Waterhouse Road between Tomahawk and Gladstone. Works have started, and should be finished by the end of April 2019, weather permitting.

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

On Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 March there will also be extended delays of up to 30 minutes during working hours, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm.

North West

Anthony Road

We will be doing repairs to the surface of Anthony Road, at the Anthony Power Station, and 3 kilometres south of the Murchison Highway intersection, until Friday 29 March.

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

These works were previously advertised as being completed earlier in March.

Bass Highway - Burnie

We are doing bridge strengthening works on the Bass Highway at the Oakleigh Rail underpass, between Edwardes Street and Wilson Street, 7:00 am - 7:00 pm. 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 - Latrobe

We will be resurfacing and linemarking the Bass Highway, between Abeys Road and Moriarty Road, Thursday 21 March - Thursday 4 April.

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

Mersey Main Road

We will be doing drainage works on Mersey Main Road, between Cornicks Road and Tarlton Road, Tuesday 19 - Wednesday 20 March.

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

Mersey Main Road - Devonport to Latrobe

We will be doing repairs to the surface of Mersey Main Road, between Middle Road, Devonport and Railton Road, Thursday 21 - Saturday 23 March.

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

Murchison Highway - Pieman Road - Boco Siding

We will be resurfacing and linemarking the Murchison Highway, between Pieman Road and Boco Siding until Friday 29 March.

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

These works were previously advertised as being completed earlier in March.

Sheffield Road - Sheffield to Gowrie Park

We will be shoulder grading Sheffield Road, from Sheffield to Gowrie Park, Monday 18 - Friday 22 March.

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 as taking place from Tuesday 12 - Friday 15 March.

Zeehan Highway - Anthony Road junction

We will be widening the Zeehan Highway at the Anthony Road junction, Monday 7 January - Friday 15 March 2019.

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

Doctors Point

We will be repairing the road surface on Highland Lakes Road, between Rats Castle Road and Haulage Road, Thursday 14 - Friday 22 March.

There will be a reduced speed limit and frequent lane closures during our working hours, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

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 8 March 2019.

Highland Lakes Road - Miena

We will be resurfacing and linemarking Highland Lakes Road, from Thiessen Crescent to Marlborough Highway, until Thursday 28 March.

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

Highland Lakes Road - Bothwell - Miena

We will be doing road surface inspections between Bothwell and Miena, between Monday 18 March and Friday 5 April.

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

Last updated:15 Mar 2019


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

December - 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-February

  • 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: 15 Mar 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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