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Roadworks working times

Time restrictions on planned road works on State roads are in place in the Greater Hobart area, to help make sure traffic at peak times is not impacted by work on or near the road.

For major commuting routes on State roads – other than Macquarie and Davey Streets and the Brooker Highway between Burnett Street and Risdon Road – works on or near the road are permitted during the following times:

  • Weekdays, between 9:30 am and 3:00 pm, and overnight between 6:30 pm and 6:30 am
  • Weekends, at any time.

For the Tasmanian Government owned sections of Macquarie and Davey Streets, and the Brooker Highway between Burnett Street and Risdon Road, works on or near the road are permitted with conditions at the following times.

  • Weekdays, between 6:30 pm and 6:30 am. If the work is on the roadside only and will have no impact to traffic, it is also permitted between 9:30 am and 3:00 pm.
  • Saturdays, between 12:00 am and 10:00 am, and between 6:30 pm and Sunday 12:00 am. If the work is on the roadside only, and will have no impact to traffic, it is permitted at any time.
  • Sundays, between 12:00 am and noon, and between 6:30 pm and Monday 12:00 am. If the work is on the roadside only, and will have no impact to traffic, it is permitted at any time.

Roadworks in response to emergency situations are permitted at any time. If the works must occur between 7.30 am and 9.30 am, or 3.30 pm and 6.30 pm weekdays, the contractor will undertake minimal work to make the site safe. Further works will be scheduled outside of peak times.

Some works may be permitted outside these restrictions if traffic analysis shows that works will not adversely impact traffic, the works are on a stretch of road with two lanes in both directions and are opposite to the peak traffic flow, or if they are scheduled during school holidays.

Contact Us

For further information on roadwork times, details of restrictions and permits, or questions or feedback about roadworks, please contact info@stategrowth.tas.gov.au.