Department of State GrowthTransport

Bruny Island Main Road Upgrade

The Tasmanian Government has allocated $6 million to continue sealing of Bruny Island Main Road from the Roads Package to Support Tasmania’s Visitor Economy.

About the project

The Tasmanian Government is improving safety on Bruny Island Main Road. The two sections being prioritised for sealing are between Alonnah and Lunawanna, and between Lunawanna and the start of Lighthouse Road.

Alonnah to Lunawanna (4.2 kilometres)

During this project we will seal Bruny Island Main Road and improve drainage to improve safety.

Project planning is underway, and we will start field investigations in May. These investigations will include engineering, environmental, geotechnical, and heritage surveys.

We will use these surveys and feedback from the community and key stakeholders, to develop a final road design.

When will work take place?

We will be on site to do initial field investigations from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday 13 May to  Friday 7 June 2019. Road upgrades should start in late 2019.

Traffic impacts

There will be minor temporary traffic changes during the field investigations, Monday 13 May – Friday 7 June, but they shouldn’t cause long delays for road users.
Please keep to speed limits and follow the directions of traffic controllers and signs.

Lunawanna to the start of Lighthouse Road (300 metres)

This section is currently in the scoping and design phase. More information, including construction dates, will be available later in 2019.

Contact details

For further information about the project, please contact the Project Manager, Mary O’Hare, on (03) 6166 3435 or by email

Updated: 06 May 2019