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.
MAINTENANCE ON RURAL ROADS
While the work is in progress, traffic management will be by advisory signage and stop/go personnel. There is a lowered speed limit in the works area. This speed limit is applicable 24 hours per day until all work is completed.
Ben Lomand Road
From the beginning of Ben Lomand Road for around 1km, the road is being upgraded. The corners are being realigned for sight distance and general maintenance work is being carried out. Work began late September and should be finished early to mid October. Working hours are 7.00am to 5.00pm and week day only.
Ernest Street, Kings Meadows
A drain is being constructed along the entire length of Ernest Street. The work is expected to be completed by early October 2014.
Glenwood Eoad, Relbia (between Relbia Road and Milford Lane)
Work to upgrade this section of road began earlier this year and resumes early October 2014. Driveways and the road will be prepared for sealing, excess shrubbery and damaged tree limbs will be removed from verges and the area generally tidied up. Signage will advise when the road will be sealed. During all this work motorists can expect delays.
Golconda Road (Kempeners Road and Bacala Road
This section of road is being upgraded. Motorists are asked to drive with care and pay attention to all directional signage which includes speed limit changes.
Launceston Post Office Clock Tower
The scaffolding surrounding the Post Office is being dismantled. While this work is being carried out, there are changes to the traffic management in both St John Street and Cameron Street. Directional signage has been erected to advise motorists of these changes.
West Tamar Road
Scheduled for mid to late October 2014 is the constructin of a 2.4metre wide asphalt shared pedestrian/bicycle path. This shared pathway will begin at the access way to Tamar Marine and the Tamar Rowing Club and extend for approximately 160 metres towards the city.
NEW TRAFFIC LIGHTS
University Way, Newnham
Traffic lights have been installed in the Alanvale Road slip road and are now operational. The lights funded by State Growth have been installed to overcome issues with university traffic queuing on University Way (previously known as the Newnham Connector). At peak times, the queue extends back to the East Tamar Highway and leaves no room for motorists to turn right into University Way. To overcome this, a detector loop has been installed on University Way so that when the queue extends beyond the desirable range, a red light comes on to create a gap in the west bound (city bound) traffic flow allowing the queued university traffic to turn right into the university.