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.
Glenwood Road (between Relbia Road and Correa Drive) will be asphalt sealed week beginning 24 November 2014. The road will be prepared for the sealing Sunday 23 November 2014 from 8.00am until late afternoon. There will be traffic delays.
ROAD AND DRAINAGE WORKS
Browns Road, Lilydale
Preparations are underway for the resealing of approximately 720 metres of road (the missing link between the two sealed sections).
Charles Street (outside the Launceston General Hospital)
Four street trees - Chinese Elm - are being planted in Charles Street outside the Launceston General Hospital. Work is expected be completed early in the week beginning 24 November 2014. Pedestrians will be detoured around the site, directional signage will be installed and if required, and if required traffic will be managed by stop/go personnel. While the work is in progress, the taxi rank will be moved closer to the Howick Street roundabout (on the same side of the road).
Connector Park (7 Connector Park Drive to Southgate Drive)
The next stage of the stormwater and kerb and channel upgrade is in progress. The work is expected to take three months to complete. There is a lowered speed limit in the works area and at times throughout the work, driveway access to properties will be delayed. There is no scheduled disruption to through traffic.
Golconda Road (Kempeners Road to Bacala Road)
This section of road is being upgraded. When completed, the road will be widened, the corner reshaped, culverts and safety barriers installed and the road will be two coat spray sealed. Motorists are asked to drive with care and pay attention to all directional signage which includes speed limit changes.
Golconda Road (Hextalls Road to Shiptons Road)
This section of Golconda Road is being widened and sealed. When completed, the road will be a 6.8m sealed width with improvements to roadside drainage. Work is expected to take six weeks to complete. Traffic lights are operational during work hours; both traffic lanes re-open to traffic outside of these hours. Signage advises a lowered speed limit. Any further changes to traffic management will be advised by signage and stop/go personnel.
The timber decking on the boardwalk is being removed and replaced with recycled plastic. The work is currently removing the boards adjacent to Navy Cadets and working towards the restaurant area. This should should take until Christmas to complete. Work resumes around 12 January 2015 on the next stage: in front of the restaurant area.
Tunnel Road, just up from Gundagi Road
Scheduled for late November 2014 is the upgrade and reseal of a short secton of Tunnel Road.
Dowling Street (Elphin Road to Racecourse Crescent) will be asphalt sealed on Saturday 22 November 2014. The road will be closed to all vehicular traffic from 7.00am until 4.30pm. Motorists must detour. Pedestrian traffic will not be affected.
Gascoyne Street, South Launceston will be closed to through traffic (both traffic lanes) on Thursday 4 December 2014 from 7.30am until 4.30pm. The closure is to allow crews to remove trees and carry out landscaping maintenance works in the median strip. Residents living in the street might encounter short delays but will continue to have access to their properties. All other traffic must detour.