Council works in progress
The City of Launceston 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.
General maintenance work is being carried out thorughout the municipality.
ROAD AND DRAINAGE WORKS
Windermere Road bridge works
The small timber bridge approximately 200 metres from the Corner Store has been replaced with culvert pipes. Because of changes to the weather conditons, the final road reinstatement has been rescheduled to next week. The contact for more information is Kerry Carr, Rural Co-ordinator 0409 237 972.
The weed spraying program is in progress and will continue for approximately 6 weeks. There is no scheduled disruptin to the community during this period of time.
WORKS SCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY 22 NOVEMBER 2015
Clarence Street (between High Street and Lyttleton Street)
Scheduled for Sunday 22 November 2015 is a road closure in Clarence Street. The closure is to allow crews to safely carry out maintenance on the large trees along the southern side of the road. The approximate times of closure are from 8.00am to 4.00pm. Residents living in this section of Street will be able to access their properties; pedestrians will have access along the footpaths but will need to follow all directional signage.
WORKS COMING UP
Golconda Road (Denison Gorge Road to the railway crossing, will be widened in sections. Work is scheduled to begin in October and will take some weeks to complete. Signage advising of the work will soon be erected. During the work, traffic speeds will be lowered through the work site and directional signs will be erected for all motorists to follow.
Punchbowl Road (running behind properties as far as the Punchbowl Road school grounds)
The stormwater pipe running behind properties fronting Punchbowl Road will be upgraded in the coming months. The existing pipe is old, in poor condition and needs upsizing. There will be disruption during the work and council officers along with the contractor have been talking to those property owners who will be disrupted by the works.
Westbury Road (Normanstone Road to Bertha Street)
Tenders have been advertising for safety improvements in Westbury Road. These improvements include:
- Replacing the existing overtaking lane with a central right turn lane and including an uphill bicycle lane
- Widening the road outside properties 171-183. This involves kerb realignment and pavement construction
- Asphalt overlay of the road surface
- Modifying existing traffic islands and installing new pedestrian islands and access ramps
- New line marking and signage changes with existing redundant line marking and signage to be removed
We envisage commencing the work early in the New Year. The drawings can be viewed in Council's Customer Service Centre, here or you can call one of us:
Lisa Brady I Public Liaison Officer I City of Launceston T 6323 3293 I Lisa.Brady@launceston.tas.gov.au
Michael Beg I Project Engineer I City of Launceston T 6323 3332 I Michael.Beg@launceston.tas.gov.au