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.
Asphalting - Roads and footpaths
Road and footpath ashpalt sealing SATURDAY 18 MAY 2013
Penquite Road (near the Norwood Takeaway Shop) - from early morning to late afternoon sections of the road will be asphalt sealed. There will be traffic delays and traffic management will be stop/go personnel and signage.
Footpath work over the next few weeks is general maintenance and pot hole filling.
Road and Drainage Works
Around the municipality
Footpaths are being repaired, gully pits upgraded and manhole lids replaced.
Golconda Road, Lebrina
From the Lebrina General Store to Clover Hill Road, the road is being upgraded and sections widened. While the work is in progress, there are changes to the traffic management; temporary traffic lights are operational during working hours, there is a lowered speed limit in the work area and at times stop/go personnel will be directing traffic. The programmed completion of the work is the end of June 2013.
Penquite Road / Amy Road - new traffic lights at this intersection
Traffic lights are being installed at this intersection. While this work and associated kerb works are in progress, motorists travelling down Amy Road towards Penquite Road must detour along Helen Street and Lantana Avenue.
Racecourse Crescent (Elphin Sports Car Park)
A new car park is being built for the Elphin Sports Centre. It will provide 84 car parking spaces, five (5) disabled spaces and five (5) motorcycle spaces as well as lighting, footpaths and access ramps. There is no programmed disruption to local residential or shopping areas.
Guy Street, Kings Meadows (from Bond Street to Ryton Street)
A section of stormwater pipe is being upgraded. As the work is in the roadway, motorists can expect delays. At some stage during these works, the road will be closed to through traffic. When programmed, the closure will be advertised. Residents living along the closure route will always have access to their properties.
Bridge maintenance - throughout the municipality bridges are undergoing general maintenance which includes painting.
Browns Road, North Lilydale - a new stormwater pipe is being installed along a short section of the road.
Camden Road - Starting Saturday 18 May and continuing Monday 20 May is grading and gravelling sections of this road.
Camden Hill Road - grading and gravelling all next week.
Upper Blessington and Foleys Road area - upgrading the road drainage (building new culverts).
Programmed to start 27 May 2013 is the installation of a new stormwater pipe in Reuben Street, Kings Meadows. The pipe begins outside No. 12 and will be installed inside properties. There is no programmed disruption to local traffic.
North East Freight Roads Program
Work begins in May 2013 and extends through to December 2013 on the upgrade of the following three junctions. Lilydale & Prossers Road intersection, Prossers Road & Patersonia Road intersection, Patersonia Road & Tasman Highway intersections. For more information please visit www.dier.tas.gov.au