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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.

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

Road construction and sealing works will start on 14 October 2019 and should be finished in early 2020.

Works will take place from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday.

There will be some temporary traffic changes to keep our workers and all road users safe. The road will be reduced to one lane, and managed by traffic signals. Please keep to speed limits and follow the directions of traffic controllers and signs

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

Public Display

Our public display was held on 24 August 2019. If you would like to ask any questions, please contact the Project Manager (details below).

Weed removal

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

All weed removal along Bruny Island Main Road has now been completed. No weed control took place next to properties on Kingborough Council's no spray register.

The targeted weeds were 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.

Contact details

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

Updated: 19 Feb 2020

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.