General maintenance work is being carried out throughout the municipality.
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. Only Phillips Road in the vicinity of Beckett Creek bridge remains closed to heavy vehicles.
Our Road Services crews have been working throughout the road network restoring normal levels of service via council's usual scheduled maintenance programs, such as the grading program. External contractors have been utilised to complete abnormal repair work. Some sites will continue to have speed and width restrictions until all the repair work is completed.
Line marking will occur throughout March at the following sites:
Margaret Street and York Street Intersection
Connaught Crescent and Maitland Street Intersection
Please expect traffic management during works.
Intersection Improvements - Bryan and Albion Street, Invermay
Following the roundabout construction, with further work is currently underway to improve intersection lighting. This work will continue throughout January 2017. During this time minor disruptions to traffic and property access on Albion Street could occur.
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.
Windermere Boat Ramp
The Windermere Boat Ramp will be closed between January 30 and February 28, 2017 for reconstruction work (weather permitting). The location of other boat ramps in the area can be found at www.mast.tas.gov.au/marinefacilities. Please contact Projects Officer Trevor Galbraith if you have any questions.
Punchbowl Reserve Erosion Works
Erosion mitigation works in the Kings Meadows Rivulet, within the Punchbowl Reserve, will commence on or about Wednesday February 22 and will continue until Thursday April 13, 2017 (Easter), during normal working hours. During this period there will be a minor increase in traffic in Eldonhurst Drive, with the parkland off Eldonhurst Drive (near the footbridge) used to stockpile large rocks. There may also be restricted access along the edge of the rivulet and to the BBQ area. All other areas, including paths, footbridges, car park, playground and toilets, will be available as usual. Council apologises for any increase in noise that may occur as a result of these works and ask residents to be mindful of the need to watch children who play in this area. For more information about current work please contact us.
February - March 2017
Dineer 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.
Hillside Cres, West Launceston
Following the completion of the retaining wall repair work in Hillside Crescent (Stage 1), the City of Launceston wishes to advise that work will recommence in March to carry out further repairs to the Hillside Crescent Service Road (Stage 2). Council will update this information as it comes to hand.
Pedestrian Island Construction Lawson St and Paringa Ave intersection
Northern Concrete Constructions will construct a pedestrian island on the intersection of Lawson Street and Paringa Avenue from March 16 for two weeks from 7am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. Please expect minor traffic delays, restricted access to properties and parking limitations.
Bike Land Construction Howick Street
Northern Concrete Constructions will construct a bike lane on Howick Street, between Wellington and Charles Streets from March 16, 2017 between 7am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. Please expect minor traffic delays, restricted access to properties and parking limitations.
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.