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.

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

The southern half of the state, starting at Swansea on the east coast, and Strathgordon from the west.  

Argyle Street - Hobart

We will be working on traffic signals at the intersection of Argyle Street and Bathurst Street on Thursday, 19 March.

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

Boyer Road - Bridgewater - Boyer

We are improving and sealing Boyer Road, between Bridgewater and Boyer Mill, until Thursday, 30 April.

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

Boyer Road - Bridgewater

We will be resurfacing the Old Main Road roundabout on Boyer Road, Sunday, 22 - Wednesday, 25 March.

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

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

Bruny Island Main Road

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

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.

More information: Bruny Island Main Road Upgrade.

Channel Highway - Margate

We are improving and sealing the Channel Highway, between Clare Street and Barretta Road, Margate, until Friday, 15 May.

There will be a reduced speed limit with frequent lane closures during working hours, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm. Please allow up to 15 minutes of extra travel time if you are travelling through this area.

Channel Highway - Margate

We will be resurfacing the Channel Highway, between Margate Train and Sandfly Road, Saturday, 21- Tuesday, 24 March.

There will be a reduced speed limit and frequent lane closures during our working hours, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday, and 9:30 am - 3:00 pm on Monday and Tuesday.

Channel Highway - Snug

We will be resurfacing the Channel Highway, between Jarvis Road and Snug Tiers Road, Sunday, 22 - Friday, 27 March.

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

These works were previously advertised to start in February, but have been postponed.

Davey Street - Hobart

We will be working on traffic signals at the intersections of Davey Street and Antill Street, and Davey Street and Molle Street,  Tuesday, 24 - Wednesday, 25 March.

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

East Derwent Highway - Old Beach

We are building a left-turn lane on the northern intersection of East Derwent Highway and Jetty Road, until Thursday, 30 April.

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

East Derwent Highway - Geilston Bay to Risdon

We will be repairing the road surface on the East Derwent Highway, from Geilston Bay to Risdon, until Sunday, 22 March.

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

East Derwent Highway - Lindisfarne

We will be working on traffic signals at the intersection of East Derwent Highway and Lincoln Street, Wednesday, 25 March.

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

East Derwent Highway - Old Beach

We will be repairing and installing safety barriers on the East Derwent Highway at the Old Beach roundabout, from Monday, 23 - Sunday, 29 March.

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

Huon Highway - Huonville

We are resurfacing the Huon Highway, between Maxfields Road and Kent Street, until Sunday, 22 March.

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 start earlier, but have been postponed.

Huon Highway - Sandfly to Grove

We are working on drainage on the Huon Highway, between Sandfly Road and Grove, Monday, 23 March - Sunday, 29 March.

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

Lyell Highway - New Norfolk

We are doing construction works on the Lyell Highway, between Tynwald Park and Lachlan Bridge, until Friday, 27 March.

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

Lyell Highway - Ouse

We will be doing construction works on the Lyell Highway, between Dee River Bridge and Catagunya Road, Wednesday, 11 March - Friday, 17 April.

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

Lyell Highway - New Norfolk

We will be repairing the Lyell Highway, between Molesworth Road and Glebe Road, Monday, 16 - Sunday, 22 March.

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

Macquarie Street - Hobart

We will be working on traffic signals at the intersection of Macquarie Street and Campbell Street, Tuesday, 17 March.

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

Mud Walls Road - Colebrook

We will be repairing and installing signage on Mud Walls Road, south of Colebrook, Monday, 16 March - Friday, 3 April.

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

Richmond Road - Richmond to Cambridge

We are working on the next stage of the Richmond Road Masterplan, upgrading the road between Pigeon Hole Rivulet and Malcolms Hut Road until July 2021, and at the intersection of Richmond Road and Jane Lane from Monday, 24 February - Sunday, 1 August.

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

Southern Outlet - Kingston

We are repairing and installing signage on the Southern Outlet, near Gronigan Road, Thursday, 19 March - Friday, 20 March.

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

Tasman Highway - Sorell

We will be doing investigations on the Tasman Highway, near the Holyman Avenue roundabout (the airport roundabout), until Thursday, 20 April.

The speed limit may be reduced to 60 km/h between 6:30 am - 5:00 pm. Outside of peak travel times, there will also be occasional lane closures in both directions, and brief interruptions to traffic to allow for the safe movement of equipment.

Working times have been scheduled to minimise disruption during peak travel times.

Tasman Highway - Tasman Bridge

We are replacing and updating the electrical switchboards and light controllers on the shared pathways on the Tasman Bridge until May.

One path will be CLOSED during the works.

The southern pathway (the one next to Hobart-bound traffic) will be closed from Wednesday, 4 March.

Cyclists and pedestrians should use the other path, and follow the direction of traffic signs.

Tasman Highway - Hobart

We are repairing and installing safety barriers on the Tasman Highway, between Liverpool Street and the Tasman Bridge, Monday, 23 March - Sunday, 29 March.

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

North East

Includes Launceston, Flinders Island and the east coast north of Swansea

Batman Highway

We are doing road surface repairs on the Batman Highway, between West Tamar and East Tamar Highways, Thursday, 26 March.

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

Coles Bay Road

We will be resurfacing Coles Bay Road, between Swanwick Road and The Esplanade, Monday, 16 - Friday, 27 March.

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

East Tamar Highway - Mowbray

We are working on the Mowbray Connector Intersection Upgrade.

We are building a roundabout to replace the current intersection. Works started in September 2019 and will continue until Thursday, 30 April.

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

East Tamar Highway - Hillwood

We are resurfacing the East Tamar Highway, on the northbound on-ramp from the Batman Highway, and the southbound off-ramp to the Batman Highway, Tuesday, 24 March - Friday, 10 April.

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

Esk Main Road - Tullochgorum - Fingal

We are resurfacing Esk Main Road, between Tullochgorum and Fingal, until Tuesday, 31 March.

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

Esk Main Road - Conara - Avoca

We are strengthening the rail underpass on Esk Main Road, between Conara and Avoca, until Thursday, 30 April.

There will be a reduced speed limit and frequent lane closures during our working hours.

Evandale Road

We are resurfacing Evandale Road, between Launceston Airport and Leighlands Road, until Friday, 20 March.

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

Highland Lakes Road

We are sealing various locations on the Highland Lakes Road, between Deloraine and Brandum, until Thursday, 19 March.

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

Meander Valley Road - Hagley

We are resurfacing Meander Valley Road, between Selbourne Road and the Bass Highway on-ramp at Hagley, until Friday, 27 March.

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

Pipers River Road - Karoola

We are repairing Pipers River Road, from Bangor Road for 3 km north until Thursday, 30 April.

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

Tasman Highway - Bicheno

We are resurfacing the Tasman Highway at Swansea, between Rosedale Road and the Bicheno Golf Course, Wednesday, 18 - Friday, 27 March.

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

West Tamar Highway - Riverside

We are resurfacing the West Tamar Highway, between Pomona Road and Windsor Drive,  until Friday, 27 March.

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

West Tamar Highway - Legana

We will be resurfacing the West Tamar Highway at the Freshwater Road roundabout and its approaches,  Monday, 23 - Tuesday, 31 March.

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

North West

The north west of the state, including the West Coast, Port Sorell, and King Island

Bass Highway - Burnie

We are working on traffic signals at the intersection of the Bass Highway, Queen Street and North Terrace, Tuesday, 24 March.

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

Bass Highway - Boat Harbour - Smithton

We are doing investigations on sections of the Bass Highway, between Boat Harbour and Smithton, until Tuesday, 31 March.

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

Bass Highway - Brittons Swamp

We are widening the Bass Highway, between Andersons Road and Rennison Road, until Friday, 10 April.

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

Bass Highway - Cooee

We are sealing the Bass Highway near the intersection with Brickport Road, until Sunday, 22 March.

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

Bass Highway - Christmas Hills - Marrawah

We are sealing the Bass Highway, between Christmas Hills and Marrawah, until Friday, 20 March.

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

Bass Highway - Parklands

We are sealing the Bass Highway near the intersection with West Park Grove, until Sunday, 22 March.

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

Bass Highway - West of Wynyard

We are strengthening the Inglis River Bridge on the Bass Highway, until Friday, 31 July.

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

Corinna Road

We are sealing Corinna Road, between Waratah and Savage River, until Friday, 20 March.

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

Forth Road

We will be working on drainage on Forth Road, between Forthside Road and George Street, until Friday, 27 March.

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

Mersey Main Road

We are working on drainage on Mersey Main Road, between Cornicks Road and Cockers Creek, until Friday, 27 March.

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

Mount Street - Burnie

We are resealing Mount Street, between Federal Street and Roslyn Avenue, Thursday, 19 - Wednesday, 25 March.

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

These works were due to start earlier in March but were delayed due to weather conditions.

Murchison Highway - Animal Creek

We are repairing Murchison Highway, between High Point Road and Animal Creek, until Friday, 27 March.

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

Murchison Highway - Guildford

We are repairing Murchison Highway, between Waratah Road and Fossey rest area, until Friday, 20 March.

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

Murchison Highway - Tullah

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

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.

Sumac Road - Roger River

We are repairing Sumac Road, between Kunannah Bridge and Buffs Road, until Friday, 10 April.

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

Tarkine Road

We are sealing the Tarkine Road, between Sumac Road and Norfolk Road until Friday, 20 March.

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

16 Mar 2020

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.


Installation of Traffic Survey Sensors

Greater Hobart Area

Traffic survey sensors will be installed at various locations on the following roads and highways during 2020

  • 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: 16 Mar 2020


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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