Council works in progress
The Launceston City Council is responsible for the municipality's urban and rural road network. Wet weather and unforeseen circumstances can change the start date of work and alter the programmed duration.
Although the following roads have been asphalt sealed, over the next couple of weeks (late November/early December) crews will be lifting manholes and valves as well as painting new lines on the road.
- Amy Road, Newstead (between Punchbowl Road and Strahan Road)
- Ellison Street, Newstead
- Havelock Street, Summerhill (between Outram and Acacia Place)
- Outram Street, Summerhill (between Stanley and Corin Streets and between Cambridge and Salisbury Crescent)
- Peel Street West, West Launceston (between Havelock Street and Castleford Court)
- North Bank, Trevallyn
The Council's urban and rural road crews are responding to all calls across the municipality received during the recent wet weather. They will return to normal duties as soon as possible.
Golconda Road, Lebrina
From the Lebrina General Store to Clover Hill Road, the road has been upgraded and sections widened. A final spray seal will be laid by the end of the year.
Hobart Road, Kings Meadows (Nunamina Avenue to Quarantine Road)
The kerb and channel is being replaced on both sides of the road and the stormwater pipe upgraded.
Penquite Road/Amy Road, Newstead
The new traffic lights are operational and the pedestrian operated lights outside Scotch Oakburn College have been decommissioned. Should motorists be experiencing any delays, they will hopefully be for only a short period of time. All new traffic lights need tweaking to get the balance right and DIER will be monitoring these very closely over the coming weeks to ensure they are working efficiently any delay is kept to the minimum.
Thistle Street West, South Launceston (between No. 58 and No. 36)
The northern side of the road is being upgraded. Work includes an upgrade of the retaining wall, kerb and channel, gully pits and a reseal of the footpath. During working hours, from 7.00am to 5.00pm there is no on-street parking in the works area (on both sides of the road). Outside of these hours, on-street parking will be returned to the south side only.
West Tamar Trail (West Tamar Highway, Riverside)
The footbridge opposite the Forest Road junction will be closed for replacement from Monday 2 December 2013 until Monday 9 December 2013 (approximate duration). Please pay attention to all directional signage in the area for an alternate route around the work site.
North East Freight Roads Program
Work began in May 2013 and extends through to December 2013 on the upgrade of the following three junctions. Lilydale and Prossers Road intersection, Prossers Road and Patersonia Road intersection, Patersonia Road and Tasman Highway intersection. For more information please visit the DIER website.