Department of State GrowthTransport

Hobart Airport Roundabout Improvements

With Sorell and surrounding areas growing, and more visitors flying into Hobart, there is more pressure on the transport network, leading to traffic congestion and less reliable travel times.

To help reduce congestion and cut waiting times we are making some changes to the Hobart Airport Roundabout.

These improvements will help to combat the queues and travel delays already being experienced daily, before work starts on the planned Hobart Airport Interchange, which will be a major upgrade to the area.

Project information

What is happening?

A second lane will be added to the roundabout on the Tasman Highway at Holyman Avenue. The project will also include improvements to the entry and exit points, the removal of the merge on the approach to the roundabout from Hobart and an additional lane on the approach from Sorell.

The removal of the merge means that cars won’t have to merge into one lane when approaching the roundabout from Hobart.

These changes will reduce delays at and when approaching the roundabout. It will help people get to the airport on time, and will mean less frustration for drivers heading towards Sorell, Midway Point and the Southern Beaches, who can often be held up behind people waiting to turn right towards the airport.

We have also started planning for a number of other projects as part of the South East Traffic Solution.

Traffic

Some delays of up to 10 minutes are expected during construction.

Changed traffic conditions and traffic management will be in place throughout the works, including speed limit reductions and portable traffic lights. All traffic lanes will remain open during the day, but there will be some lane closures during night works.

Major works will be done outside of peak travel times in the morning and afternoon, and there will be no work during the Christmas and New Year public holiday period.

Road users should allow extra time, especially when travelling to the airport.

Location

The roundabout at the intersection of Tasman Highway and Holyman Avenue, which provides access to Hobart Airport and Cambridge.

Dates

The contract for the project has been awarded to Andrew Walter Constructions.

Work is due to start on Monday 22 October, and will be completed early next year.

Project Illustration

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A site map showing the planned improvements