Department of State GrowthTransport

Richmond Road Masterplan

Background

The Richmond Road Masterplan addresses current issues for road users travelling between Cambridge and Richmond, with a focus on safety.

Richmond Road carries a diverse mix of traffic; from commuters to agricultural vehicles, tourists, and cyclists. It also has a disappointing crash history with some 86 crashes reported – including ten fatal or serious – between 2005 and 2015.

The revised masterplan

Following community feedback, the Department has revised the Richmond Road Master Plan. The plan now covers a length of 10.6 km and aims to improve safety by providing wider lanes, 1.5 metre sealed shoulders, road alignment improvements, upgrades to Boyes Street and Malcolms Hut Road junctions, and six sealed lay-by areas to allow slow vehicles to pull over.

The revised masterplan consists of eight sections:

  • Section 1 – A new link road connecting Richmond Road to Acton Interchange
  • Section 2 – Richmond Golf Club to the University of Tasmania Farm - works completed
  • Section 3 – University of Tasmania Farm to Belbin Rivulet
  • Section 4 – Boyes Street Junction
  • Section 5 – Boyes Street to Stony Creek
  • Section 6 – Malcolms Hut Road Junction to Dry Creek
  • Section 7 – Prickly Hollow Bridge to Duckhole Rivulet
  • Section 8 – North of Duckhole Rivulet

Following the implementation of the revised masterplan, the Department will commission an independent review of Richmond Road. The review will establish an appropriate speed limit – with consideration of the completed road widening and safety improvement works.

Public information sessions to view the masterplan were held in Cambridge and Richmond in September 2017.

Project update: September 2018

The contract for Section 6 is currently out to tender, with road works to start late 2018 and be completed by mid-2019. These works will include construction of sealed shoulders along the section of road between Malcolms Hut Road to Dry Creek and upgrades to Malcolms Hut Road junction.

Construction of section 2 – Richmond Golf Club to the University of Tasmania Farm, has now been completed. These works included the construction of sealed shoulders, drainage improvements, and upgrades to Denholms Road junction. A final seal of the full width of this section of road will be applied in late 2018.

Supporting documents

Richmond Road master plan - September 2017

Contact details

For further information about the project please contact the Project Manager, Stefano Conforti, on 6166 3379 or by email at: info@stategrowth.tas.gov.au

Site contact: Brendan Moore, Andrew Walter Constructions: 0428 969 532.

Updated Monday, 17 September 2018.