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.

The two sections being prioritised for sealing are between Alonnah and Lunawanna, and between Lunawanna and the start of Lighthouse Road.

This work will make Bruny Island Main Road safer for all road users.

Alonnah to Lunawanna

About the project

During this project we will seal Bruny Island Main Road between Alonnah and Lunawanna. We will also improve drainage and the design of some sharp corners to make the road safer.

Wildlife warning signage will be placed at either end of the road and at wildlife roadkill ‘hot spots’.

These works will mean there will be less dust along the road, and lower ongoing maintenance costs.

Speed Limit

After the road is sealed, the speed limit between Alonnah and Lunawanna will be 80 km/h. Appropriate speed advisory signage will be installed at corners where extra care is needed.

Dates and times of work

Construction and sealing works will start in early September and should be finished in early 2020. Works will take place from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday.

During construction there will be some dust, which our workers will keep to a minimum.

Public Display

If you would like to know more about the project, please come along to our public display where you will have the opportunity to talk to the project team and ask questions.

  • Date: Saturday, 24 August 2019
  • Time: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Venue: Alonnah Community Hall, 14 School Road, Alonnah, Bruny Island

Weed removal – August 2019

As part of the upgrades we will be controlling highly invasive weeds along Bruny Island Main Road, to stop them from spreading into nearby properties.

There will not be any weed control next to properties that have registered “no spray zones” in place with Kingborough Council.

About the works

The weed control works will take place from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday to Friday, starting on 12 August and finishing on 30 August 2019, weather permitting.

Traffic impacts

There will be some temporary traffic changes to keep our workers and all road users safe, but they should have little impact on road users.

Please keep to speed limits and follow the directions of traffic controllers and signs

About the weeds

The targeted weeds are Spanish heath (Erica lusitanica) and tree heath (Erica arborea). These weeds are commonly found on degraded pastures, neglected areas and roadsides, and also invade areas with native vegetation. These weeds can affect pastures and replace native species, and also increase fire risks.

Lunawanna to the start of Lighthouse Road

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: 16 Aug 2019