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.

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

Many roads closed due to bushfires have now been re-opened, however at the time of writing some road closures are still in place. 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

Arthur Highway - Sorell

We will be resurfacing and linemarking the Arthur Highway between Pawleena Road and Lewisham Road, Sorell, Wednesday 20 - Friday 22 February.

These works started in January, but were postponed due to hot weather and traffic delays.

There will be frequent lane closures and a reduced speed limit during working hours, 9:30 am - 3:00 pm. In the case of extended traffic delays, we will try to do the works at night instead, 6:00 pm - 6:00 am, weather permitting.

Channel Highway - Middleton

We will be resurfacing and linemarking the Channel Highway between Beach Road and Websters Road, Middleton, Monday 18 - Friday 22 February.

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

This work was previously advertised as taking place from 12 - 15 February.

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 - Dover

We will be resurfacing and linemarking the Huon Highway, from Sledge Hill Road to Station Road, Monday 18 - Friday 22 February.

These works were originally advertised as taking place on Monday 7 - Saturday 12 January, but were postponed due to bushfires.

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

Huon Highway - Grove - Huonville

We will be removing trees on the Huon Highway between Grove and Huonville, near the Willie Smith's Apple Shed. The trees will be removed between 18 - 22 February 2019, over a number of days within this period, weather permitting.

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

These works started in late January, but were postponed due to bushfires in the area.

Huon Highway - Port Huon

We will be resurfacing the Huon Highway between Fleurtys Road and Hyndes Road, Port Huon, Monday 25 February - Friday 1 March.

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

Intersection of Main Road Moonah and Derwent Park Road

We will be working on traffic signals at the intersection of Main Road Moonah and Derwent Park Road, Thursday 21 February.

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

Intersection of New Town Road and Risdon Road

We will be working on traffic signals at intersection of New Town Road and Risdon Road, Friday 22 February.

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

Intersection of New Town Road and Tower Road

We will be working on traffic signals at intersection of New Town Road and Tower Road, Tuesday 19 February.

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.

Southern Outlet - The Lea

We will be resurfacing and linemarking the Southern Outlet at The Lea intersection,  Saturday 16 - Monday 18 February.

There will be a reduced speed limit with frequent lane closures during our working hours, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 February, and 9:30 am - 3:00 pm Monday 18 February.

South Arm Road

We will be resurfacing South Arm Road between Gellibrand Drive and Goat's Bluff, Monday 25 February - Friday 1 March.

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

North East 

Bass Highway - West of Porters Bridge Road

We are replacing the road surface on a one kilometre section of the Bass Highway, west of Porters Bridge Road overpass. Works are expected to be completed by Friday 15 March.

There is an optional detour available to avoid the area via Meander Valley Road. Please follow the detour signs.

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

Bass Highway - Prospect

We will be resurfacing the eastbound lane of the Bass Highway, on the off-ramp to Westbury Road,  overnight on Friday 1 March.

There will be a full highway closure with a detour in place during the works, 7:00 pm - 6:00 am. Access will be maintained for emergency vehicles only.

Detours will be available on our website.

Bridport Road

We will be repairing the road surface on Bridport Road, between Maslins Road and Boddingtons Road, and between Mickca Rivulet bridge and Bellingham Road, Monday 18 February - Friday 1 March.

There will be a reduced speed limit and frequent lane closures during our working hours, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.

East Tamar Highway - Sidmouth

We will be repairing the surface of the East Tamar Highway, at the Batman Highway intersection, Monday 18 February.

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

Evandale Road - Evandale

We are sealing the shoulder of the road on 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.

Lake Leake Road

We will be resurfacing and linemarking  Lake Leake Road, between McKays Road and the Tasman Highway, Tuesday 19 February - Wednesday 6 March.

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

Midland Highway – Campbell Town

We will be replacing the road surface at Campbell Town, between Church Street and the Red Bridge, overnight Monday 4 March - Thursday 7 March.

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

Works involving the use of loud machinery will be completed earlier in the night, between 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm.

Midland Highway - Spring Hill

We will be sealing a section of the Midland Highway, north of Spring Hill, on Thursday 21 February, weather permitting.

There will be a reduced speed limit at all times, and frequent lane closures with delays of up 15 minutes during our working hours, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm.

Prossers Road - Lilydale Road to Patersonia Road

We will be sealing Prossers Road, between Lilydale Road and Patersonia Road, Monday 7 January - Friday 15 March 2019.

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

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.

West Tamar Highway - Cormiston Creek bridge to Spring Hill Road

We will be repairing the road surface of the West Tamar Highway, between Cormiston Creek bridge and Spring Hill Road, Tuesday 19 - Friday 22 February.

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

West Tamar Highway - Margaret Street to Cormiston Creek bridge

We will be repairing the road surface of the West Tamar Highway, between Margaret Street and Cormiston Creek bridge, Friday 22 February.

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

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, Monday 18 - Friday 22 February.

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

Bass Highway - Batten Park underpass to Myrtle Creek

We will be doing repairs to the surface of the road on the Bass Highway, between Batten Park underpass and Myrtle Creek, Tuesday 19 February.

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

Cradle Mountain Road - Moina to Cradle Mountain

We will be doing shoulder grading works on Cradle Mountain Road, from Moina to Cradle Mountain. Works are expected to be completed by Friday 22 February.

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

These works were originally advertised as taking place from Monday 11 - Friday 15 February.

Frankford Road - Wesley Vale to Wallaby Creek

We will be doing repairs to the surface of Frankford Road, from Wesley Vale to Wallaby Creek, Wednesday 20 - Thursday 21 February.

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

Lyell Highway - east of Strahan

We will be doing repairs to the surface of the Lyell Highway, 18 kilometres east of Strahan, Monday 18 February - Friday 22 February.

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

Mole Creek Road

We will be doing repairs to the surface of Mole Creek Road, McNeils Street to Mole Creek bridge, Monday 18 February - Friday 22 February.

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

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.

Hunterston and Steppes

We will be resurfacing Highland Lakes Road, north of Glovers Road, Hunterston and north of Interlaken Road, Steppes, Monday 25 February - Friday 1 March.

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

These works started in January, but were postponed due to bushfires.

Bothwell - Miena

We will be repairing the road surface on Highland Lakes Road, from Bothwell to Miena, Monday 25 February - Friday 1 March.

There will be a reduced speed limit and frequent lane closures during our working hours, 7:00 am - 6:00 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 28 February 2019.

Last updated:20 Feb 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: 20 Feb 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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