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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

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. 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

Bruny Island Main Road

We will be removing trees along Bruny Island Main Road, between Barnaby Drive and Lunawanna, Wednesday 11 September - Friday 8 November.

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

Highland Lakes Road

We will be working on safety barriers along Highland Lakes Road between Haulage Hill and Breona, Monday 16 - Monday 30 September.

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

Mudwalls Road

We will be doing drainage works on Mudwalls Road, between Campania and the Midland Highway, Monday 2 September - Sunday 6 October.

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

hours, 9:30 am - 3:00 pm.

Southern Outlet - Hobart to Kingston

We will be mowing along the Southern Outlet between Hobart and Kingston, until Monday 30 September.

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

Tasman Highway - Acton to Mornington

We will be repairing the road surface on the Tasman Highway, between Acton and Mornington, Monday 16 - Sunday 22 September.

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

Tasman Highway - Triabunna

We will be doing resurfacing preparations on the Tasman Highway from Louisville Road to Barton Avenue, Tuesday 17 - Saturday 21 September.

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

Tasman Highway - Mount Rumney

We will be water blasting the Tasman Highway at the Cambridge Road interchange, Friday 20 - Saturday 21 September.

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

Tasman Highway - Sorell to Swansea

We will be working on drainage on the Tasman Highway, between Sorell and Swansea, Monday 23 September - Sunday 13 October.

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

North East 

Bass Highway - Meander Valley

We will be doing maintenance on the Meander Valley Road underpass on the Bass Highway, Monday 23 - Tuesday 24 September.

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

Bass Highway - Westbury

We will be controlling weeds along the Bass Highway, at the off-ramp at Westbury, Monday 16 - Sunday 22 September.

There will be a reduced speed limit but no lane closures during our working hours, 7:30 am - 4:30 pm.

Bridport Road

We will be doing resurfacing preparations on Bridport Road, between Hurst Creek Bridge and Bellingham Road, Friday 20 - Tuesday 24 September.

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

Coles Bay Road

We will be sealing the road shoulder along Coles Bay Road, between Swanwick Road and Freycinet Drive, Monday 16 - Tuesday 17 September.

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

East Tamar Highway - Mowbray Connector

We're starting work on the Mowbray Connector Intersection Upgrade Wednesday 18 September.  A roundabout will replace the current intersection, to make it easier for traffic turning out of Mowbray Link.

During construction there will be temporary traffic changes to keep everyone safe.  The East Tamar Highway and Mowbray Link will remain open, with a reduced speed limit and regular lane closures during working hours, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm.

Works are expected to finish in April 2020.

Please approach the area with caution, and follow the instructions of traffic controllers and signs.

More information: Mowbray Connector Intersection Upgrade

East Tamar Highway - Georgetown

We will be doing resurfacing preparations on the East Tamar Highway between Long Reach and the Georgetown Golf Course, Monday 9 September - Friday 11 October.

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

These works were previously advertised to start in August but have been delayed.

East Tamar Highway - Invermay

We will be working on traffic signals at the intersection of East Tamar Highway and Lindsay Street, Tuesday 3 September - Tuesday 19 November.

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

Esk Main Road

We will be working on drainage along Esk Main Road between Stynes Creek bridge and Leona Road, Monday 16 September - Tuesday 17 September.

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

Evandale Road

We will be doing resurfacing preparations on Evandale Road, between the Airport and Leighlands Road, until Friday 11 October.

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

These works were previously advertised to start in August but were delayed.

Highland Lakes Road

We will be doing resurfacing preparations on Highland Lakes Road between Stony Creek Bridge and Doctors Creek Bridge, Monday 23 - Thursday 26 September.

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

Invermay Road

We will be working on the traffic signals on the intersection of the Mowbray Connector and Invermay Road, until Friday 18 October.

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

Invermay Road

We will be working on the traffic signals on the intersection of Invermay Road and Mowbray Market Place, Tuesday 24 September.

The traffic lights will be off. The intersection will have a reduced speed limit and will be under full traffic management during our working hours, 6:30 pm - 3:00 am.

Kings Meadows Link

We will be repairing the road surface on Kings Meadows Link, between the Midland Highway and Hobart Road, Tuesday 24 - Friday 27 September.

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

Lower Charles Street

We will be working on the traffic signals on the intersections of  Lower Charles Street and Esplanade, and Lower Charles Street and William Street, between Tuesday 3 September and Tuesday 19 November.

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

Meander Valley Road - Exton to Hagley

We will be doing resurfacing preparations on Meander Valley Road, at the junction of westbound on-ramp to Bass Highway, Exton, and from Selbourne Road to Bass Highway on-ramp, Hagley, Monday 9 September - Friday 4 October.

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

Midland Highway - Breadalbane to Kings Meadows

We will be doing resurfacing preparations on the Midland Highway, from Breadalbane heading north to Kings Meadows Link, Monday 9 September - Friday 11 October.

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

Story Street / Gray Road - St Marys

We will be doing resurfacing preparations on Story Street and Gray Road, from the junction of Esk Main Road to the waste transfer station, Monday 9 September - Friday 4 October.

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

Tasman Highway - St Helens

We will be doing resurfacing preparations on the Tasman Highway, from Canhams Road to Reservoir Road, and from Tully Street to Canhams Road, Monday 9 September - Friday 4 October.

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

Tasman Highway - Weldborough

We will be strengthening the Weld River Bridge on the Tasman Highway, Monday 23 September - Wednesday 9 October.

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

West Tamar Highway

We will be repairing the road surface on West Tamar Highway between Cormiston Creek bridge and Craythorne Road, Wednesday 18 September.

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

West Tamar Highway - Launceston and Legana

We will be doing resurfacing preparation works on West Tamar Highway, on the connector between north and southbound lanes between Margaret Street and Penny Royal,  and at the Freshwater Point roundabout, Wednesday 25 September - Wednesday 9 October.

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

York Street

We will be working on the traffic signals on the intersection of York Street and Charles Street, Tuesday 24 - Thursday 26 September.

The traffic lights will be off. The intersection will have a reduced speed limit and will be under full traffic management during our working hours, 6:30 pm - 3:00 am.

North West

Bass Highway - Ulverstone

We are widening the intersection at the Bass Highway, between Eastlands Drive and Westella Drive, until Friday 20 September.

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

Bass Highway - Devonport to Burnie

We will be mowing along the Bass Highway, between Devonport and Burnie, Monday 16 - Friday 27 September.

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

Bass Highway - Devonport to Wynyad

We will be repairing the road surface on the Bass Highway between Wynyard and Devonport, until Tuesday 27 September.

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

Bass Highway - Devonport to Wynyad

We will be sweeping along the Bass Highway between Wynyard and Devonport, Monday 16 - Friday 20 September.

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

Bass Highway - East Devonport

We will be working on signage at the intersection of the Bass Highway and Cutts Road, Monday 23 September - Friday 4 October.

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

Bass Highway - Cooee to Penguin

We are sealing the following sections of the Bass Highway:

  • Between Reynolds Road and Haig Street, Heybridge
  • Between Toorak Court and Cooee Point, Cooee
  • Between South Road and Dial Road, Penguin
  • Between Forth Road and Dial Road, Penguin
  • Between Old Surrey Road and Stowport Road, Wivenhoe
  • Between Jones Street and Edwards Street, Burnie
  • Between Formby Road and Port Sorell  Road, Latrobe
  • Between Knights Road and Forth Road, West Ulverstone
  • Between West Park Grove and Russ Street, Somerset
  • Intersection of Bass Highway and Old Surrey Road

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, but have been delayed.

Works are now scheduled to finish on Friday 4 October.

Bass Highway - Ulverstone

We are widening the intersection at the Bass Highway, between Eastlands Drive and Westella Drive, until Friday 20 September.

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

Bass Highway - Devonport

We will be working on drainage on the Bass Highway, between Elizabeth Street and Lyons Avenue, until Friday 20 September.

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

Henty Road

We will be repairing the road surface on Henty Road, between Zeehan and Strahan, Monday 23 - Friday 27 September.

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

Lake St Claire Road

We will be strengthening the Lake St Clair Bridge on Lake St Claire Road, Monday 23 September - Wednesday 16 October.

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

Lyell Highway

We will be strengthening the Cardigan Creek and Nelson River bridges on the Lyell Highway, Monday 23 September - Wednesday 16 October.

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

Lyell Highway - Queenstown to Derwent Bridge

We will be mowing along the Lyell Highway between Queenstown and Derwent Bridge, until Friday 27 September.

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

Mole Creek Road

We will be doing stabilisation repairs on Mole Creek Road between Deloraine and Mole Creek, Monday 23 September - Friday 25 October.

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

Murchison Highway

We will be doing construction works on the Murchison Highway, between Pieman Road and Mackintosh Bridge, until Friday 27 March 2020.

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.

Railton Road

We will be doing repairs on Railton Road between Mersey Main Road and Railton, Monday 23 September - Friday 25 October.

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

Ridgley Highway

We will be repairing the road surface on the Ridgley Highway between  Cascade Road and Hellyer River bridge, until Friday 27 September.

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

Sheffield Road

We are sealing Sheffield Road, between Hamptons Road and Lower Barrington Road, until Friday 27 September.

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

Sheffield Road

We will be doing repairs on Sheffield Road between Mersey Main Road and Claude Road Monday 23 September - Friday 25 October.

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

Last updated:20 Sep 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 Sep 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/


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