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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

Roads and bridges across Tasmania may be closed at short notice due to bushfires.

For all emergency road closures, visit the Tasmania Police Community Alerts webpage.

Some of the works listed below may be postponed or paused at any time due to current or future bushfires, to keep our workers safe and ensure easy access for emergency vehicles and people leaving fire-affected areas.

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

Arthur Highway - Sorell

We are doing investigations on the Tasman Highway between Pawleena Road and Valleyfield Road, Monday 20 January - Thursday 13 February.

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

Arthur Highway - Sorell

We will be building a new overtaking lane on the Arthur Highway between Iron Creek Bridge and Schofield Drive, until Tuesday 25 February 2020.

There will be a reduced speed limit without lane closures during our working hours, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm, except for Tuesday 28 - Friday 31 January. There will be frequent lane closures between 9:00 am - 4:00 pm on these days while we seal this section of the highway.

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.

More information: Bruny Island Main Road Upgrade.

Boyer Road - Bridgewater to New Norfolk

We will be working on drainage on Boyer Road between Bridgewater and New Norfolk, Monday 27 January - Sunday 9 February.

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

Channel Highway - Snug to Huonville

We will be grading the shoulder along the Channel Highway, between Margate and Huonville, from Monday 27 January - Friday 28 February.

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

Davey Street - Hobart

We will be doing investigations on Davey Street, from Harrington Street to Southern Outlet, Monday 20 - Friday 31 January.

There will be a reduced speed limit and occasional lane closures during our working hours, 7:30 pm - 12:00 am.

Goodwood Road - Dowsing Point

We will be installing and repairing safety barriers on Goodwood Road, between Elwick Road and the Bowen Bridge, Monday 27 - Friday 31 January.

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

Gordon River Road - Fitzgerald and Maydena

We will be doing repair works on Gordon River Road between Maydena and Florentine Road, and between National Park and Fitzgerald, until Tuesday 31 March.

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

Hastings Caves Road - Hastings

We are sealing the unsealed sections of Hastings Caves Road, from the Hastings Caves Visitor Centre to the Hastings Caves car park, until Friday 31 January.

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

Highland Lakes Road - Steppes and Bothwell

We will be sealing Highland Lakes Road, between Christian Marsh Road and Interlaken Road, and between Waddamana Road and Blackburn Creek Bridge, Tuesday 7 January - Friday 7 February.

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

Huon Highway - Grove

We will be doing surveying works on the Huon Highway between Willie Smith's Apple Shed and Basin Road, Monday 20 - Tuesday 21 January.

There will be a reduced speed limit and the occasional closure of one westbound lane during our working hours, 7:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Huon Highway - Franklin

We are building a new right-turn lane on the Huon Highway at the Swamp Road junction, until 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 - Hamilton to Ouse

We're sealing the shoulder along the Lyell Highway between Hamilton and Ouse, until Friday 1 May.

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

Lyell Highway - Rosegarland

We are resurfacing the Lyell Highway, between Shooters Hill Road and Cawthorns Lane until Friday 24 January.

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 January.

Lyell Highway - Ouse to Derwent Bridge

We're grading the shoulder along the Lyell Highway between Ouse and Derwent Bridge, Monday 27 January - Friday 28 February.

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

Midland Highway - Constitution Hill

We are resurfacing the Midland Highway at Constitution Hill, between Bagdad and Dysart, until Friday 24 January.

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

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

Tasman Highway - Hobart

We will be repairing and installing safety barriers along the Tasman Highway, between Brooker Avenue and Liverpool Street, Wednesday 22 - Friday 31 January.

There will be a reduced speed limit with frequent lane closures during our working hours, 7:30 pm - 6:00 am.

Tasman Highway - Cambridge

We will be doing construction works on the Tasman Highway at the Kennedy Drive roundabout, until Tuesday 31 March.

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

Tasman Highway - Sorell

We are doing investigations on the Tasman Highway between Abbatoir Street and Forcett Street, Monday 20 January - Thursday 13 February.

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

Tasman Bridge

We will be replacing and updating the electrical switchboards and light controllers on the shared pathways on the Tasman Bridge, Tuesday 7 January - May 2020.

One path will be CLOSED at all times during the works.

The northern pathway (the one next to eastern shore-bound traffic) will be closed first, starting on Tuesday 7 January.

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

Once works on the northern pathway are complete, we will move to the southern pathway (the one next to Hobart-bound traffic).

Tasman Bridge

We will be doing maintenance on the Tasman Bridge, Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 January.

There will be a reduced speed limit with frequent lane closures during our working hours, 1:00 am - 5:00 am.

North East

Batman Highway - Sidmouth to Hillwood

We will be repairing the road surface on the Batman Highway, between the West Tamar Highway and the East Tamar Highway, Tuesday 21 - Thursday 23 January.

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

Bridport Road - Bridport

We will be repairing the road surface on Bridport Road, between Emily Street and East Tamar Highway, Thursday 23 - Friday 31 January.

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

Bridport Road - Pipers Brook

We will be sealing Bridport Road, between Ferry Hill Road to Bellingham Road, Monday 20 - Friday 31 January.

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

Cameron Street - Launceston

We will be working on traffic signals at the intersection of Cameron and George Streets, Wednesday 22 - Thursday 23 January.

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

Cimitiere Street - Launceston

We will be working on traffic signals at the intersection of Cimitiere and George Streets, Tuesday 28 - Thursday 30 January.

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

East Tamar Highway - Mowbray

We're 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.

George Town Road - Launceston

We will be working on traffic signals at the intersection of George Town Road and Newnham Drive, Wednesday 29 - Thursday 30 January.

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

Midland Highway - Launceston

We will be controlling weeds on the Midland Highway, between the Bass Highway off-ramp and Pipeworks Road, Monday 20 January - Sunday 2 February.

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

Poatina Road - Cressy to Longford

We are repairing Poatina Road between Cressy and Longford, until Tuesday 31 March.

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

St John Street - Launceston

We will be working on traffic signals at the intersection of St John and Elizabeth Streets, Tuesday 21 - Thursday 23 January.

There will be a reduced speed limit and occasional lane closures during our working hours, 7:00 pm - 3:00 am.

St Leonards Road - St Leonards

We will be doing resurfacing preparation works on St Leonards Road, between Pinsley Drive and Johnston Road, Monday 20 - Friday 31 January.

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

Tasman Highway - Weldborough

We will be strengthening Weld River Bridge on the Tasman Highway, until Wednesday 29 January.

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

Tasman Highway - Nunamara

We will be sealing the Tasman Highway between Hunting Ground Road and Distillery Track, Tuesday 28 January - Friday 7 February.

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

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.

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

West Tamar Highway - Sidmouth

We will be repairing the road surface on West Tamar Highway between Cormiston Creek Bridge and Spring Hill Road, Monday 20 - Thursday 23 January.

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

North West

Bass Highway - Boat Harbour to Smithton

We will be 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 - Penguin

We will be repairing the Bass Highway, between Pine Road and Preservation Drive until 31 January, and between Preservation Drive and Stowport Road, until Friday 24 January.

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

Bass Highway - Wynyard

We will be repairing the road surface on the Bass Highway, between Mount Hicks Road and Inglis Street, until Friday 31 January.

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

Bass Highway - Elizabeth Town

We will be repairing and installing signage at the junction of the Bass Highway and Christmas Hills Road, Tuesday 28 - Friday 31 January.

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

Bass Highway - Brittons Swamp

We will be widening the road on the Bass Highway, between Andersons Road and Rennison Road, Monday 27 January - Friday 3 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 - Heybridge

We will be doing investigations on the Bass Highway at the approaches to the Blythe River Bridge, Monday 20 - Friday 31 January.

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

Bass Highway - Wiltshie

We will be working on drainage on the Bass Highway at Wiltshie, Monday 27 January - Friday 7 February.

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

Cradle Mountain Road

We will be sealing Cradle Mountain Road between Murchison Highway and Cethana Road, until Friday 31 January.

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

Mole Creek Road

We will be sealing Mole Creek Road, between Montana Road and Gardner Street, until Friday 31 January.

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

Murchison Highway - Tullah

We will be 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.

Murchison Highway - Tullah to Zeehan

We will be grading the road shoulder along Murchison Highway between Tullah and Zeehan, Monday 20 January - Friday 7 February.

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

Sumac Road - Roger River

We are repairing Sumac Road, between Kunannah Bridge and Buffs Road, Monday until  Tuesday 31 March.

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

Last updated:20 Jan 2020


Installation of Traffic Survey Sensors

Greater Hobart Area

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


Links to Emergency Information

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