General maintenance work is being carried out throughout the municipality.
Reseal work April 18 until Mid May (during this time, please expect minor traffic delays)
Punchbowl Road between Nos. 137 - 175
Richards Avenue Newstead from No. 8 - Elphin Road intersection
Oakden Road Prospect, from Westbury Road intersection to Bass Highway
Opossum Road Norwood from Nos. 8 - 18
Cimitiere Street - from Bathurst Street to Charles Street
University Way from beginning of Tamar Highway - culvert at Alanvale Road
June 2016 Flood Damage Rural Road Repair Work
Parts of Launceston's rural road network were badly affected and suffered damage during the June 2016 Flood event. Damage included open drain erosion, blocked culverts and erosion of road shoulders. There was also a general loss of gravel on some unsealed roads and the lifting of road seals on the flood ways adjacent to bridges and larger culverts. Most of our damaged bridges and their approaches have been repaired and returned to normal service.
Abutment and riverbed works on the North Esk River Bridge, on Musselboro Road, are due to be completed.
The guard rail on Snake Gully Bridge (off Bangor Road) is due to be repaired after the Easter Break and will be completed by the end of April.
Some sites have speed and width restrictions until all repair work is completed.
Line marking will occur throughout April at the following sites:
Margaret Street and York Street Intersection
Connaught Crescent and Maitland Street Intersection
Please expect traffic management during works.
Bryan and Albion Streets, Invermay - Intersection Improvements
Stage 2 of the intersection improvement project will be completed in May 2017, with the replacement of lighting designed to improve safety.
Seaport Boardwalk Extension (Park Street to Home Point)
A continuation of the decking replacement along the Seaport Boardwalk is underway. As well as new decking, the work includes new handrails and in some areas, new supporting steel work structure. When the work is in progress, pedestrian access will be maintained as there is an asphalt footpath running alongside the existing timber decking. Work is expected to continue until June 2017.
Punchbowl Reserve Erosion Works
Erosion mitigation works in the Kings Meadows Rivulet, within the Punchbowl Reserve, are nearing completion. Weir No. 1 & 2, as well as embankment protection upstream of Weir 4 are now completed, with Weir 3 under construction, expected to be finalised by early May. Council thanks the community for their patience and reminds parents and guardians to be mindful of the need to watch children who play in this area.
Windermere Road, Windermere
Drainage and road reconstruction works will begin on March 23, 2017 and continue for approximately five weeks. During this time traffic management will ensure access is maintained for residents and road users.
Tasma Street Laneway
Retaining wall reconstruction works will be carried out in April for approximately two weeks. During this time the laneway will be closed to pedestrian traffic.
Wellington Street, between Vernon and Bailey Street
The continuation of kerb and channel, footpath upgrade and driveway cross-overs will commence in April, between Vernon and Bailey Streets. Work will continue for 4-5 weeks from 7am - 5pm. On completion of the kerb and channel work, night work will commence to reseal Wellington Street from Cridge Street to Bailey Street, covering the existing concrete road slab with asphalt.
Station Road - Larmenier School Crossing
A school crossing will be built on Station Road outside the entrance to Larmenier Catholic School during the Easter school holidays for about a week. Work will be carried out on weekdays only, from about 7am - 5pm. The work will include the construction of new kerb and channel on the northern side of Station Road, access ramps, footpath and a traffic island, as well as line marking. Minor disruptions to traffic may occur during works.
Hillside Crescent Service Road, West Launceston
Stage 2 of repairs to the service road situated above the retaining wall of Hillside Crescent will begin mid to late April, continuing for 4-6 weeks. Work will include the installation of a handrail, asphalt works to the road surface and repairs to bluestone kerb. During this period there will be changes to traffic management, periods of traffic delays, temporary detours, as well as restricted access to some residents' driveways located on the service road. Residents are advised that similar measures will be in place as those imposed during Stage 1.
Lawson Street/Paringa Avenue - Construction of a pedestrian island
Pedestrian island have been installed at the intersection of Lawson Street and Paringa Avenue to create a safer crossing for pedestrians, particularly those from the Dementia and Alzheimer's Association at 63 Paringa Avenue. Work is expected to be completed by mid-May.
Punchbowl Road Reserve - Road Closures
Road closures to through traffic will occur at the road bridge in Punchbowl Reserve on:
- Wednesday April 12, 7.30am - 4.30pm for installation of a road culvert and
- Tuesday April 18, 9am - 1pm for the removal of a large dead tree.
Traffic will be able to access the main car park from Punchbowl Road only and the overflow car park from Leith Street, Norwood only. Signage will be provided at Punchbowl Road and Leith Street, Norwood advising of the closure to through traffic. The, play area, lawn areas, BBQ facilities and public toilets in Punchbowl will all be available as usual.
Dineen and Joffre Streets, Mowbray
City of Launceston plans to construct a roundabout on the intersection of Dineen Street and Joffre Street Invermay. The project is to be funded under the Australian Government's Black Spot Program, designed to eliminate safety problems on Australia's roads.
Repair of Falls Bridge abutments on Golanda Road - date TBA
The City of Launceston's Road Services maintains a comprehensive road network around the municipality.
This can involve minor and major works at all times of the year, which we'll notify you of.
Please note that wet weather and unforeseen circumstances can change the start date of work and alter the programmed duration.
If you have any questions about our works program, please contact us.