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.
Rowleys Hill Road Bridge
The bridge at the Pipers River Road end of Rowleys Hills Road will be closed to all traffic from Monday 23 February 2015 until late afternoon Thursday 26 February 2015. There will be no access across the bridge, everyone must detour.
ROAD AND DRAINAGE WORKS
Centre Way Lane (runs off The Avenue)
New pavers are being laid in Centre Way Lane. While the work is in progress, pedestrians are asked to follow all directional signage. Work is expected to be completed by the end of March 2015. There is the possibility that working hours will be extended into the evening and some week-end work may be required.
Connector Park (7 Connector Park Drive to Southgate Drive)
The stormwater and kerb and channel is being upgraded with work expected to be completed February 2015. There is no scheduled disruption to through traffic.
Laura Street (Hillside Crescent Junction)
New traffic islands and a central right turning lane are being installed at this junction. There is no scheduled disruption to traffic.
Middle Street (Margaret Street to the end)
The road is scheduled to be upgraded. Work includes improving road drainage, improving footpath cross falls and resealing the road surface. Work is scheduled to be completed by the end of February 2015.
Midlands Highway road safety upgrades
A roundabout is being built along the Kings Meadows Connector at the bottom of the exit ramp from the Midlands Highway.
Other works along the Highway include:
South of Tunbridge; north of Spring Hill; south of Spring Hill; and south of Kempton - The Department of State Growth (previously known as DIER) began working in these areas 8 December 2014. The work will continue for some months and will involve changes to traffic conditions. Motorists should allow for this and adjust travelling times accordingly. Information and directional signage is erected and motorists are asked to obey them. If you would like more information, please contact Department of State Growth, road projects enquiries on 1800 753 878. Should your call go to voice mail, please leave a message with your name and contact details and your call will be returned.
Norwood Avenue / Penquite Road junction
Pedestrians islands are being installed in the junction.
The timber decking is being upgraded.
Victoria Street / Hobart Road junction
Pedestrian islands are being installed in the junction.
High Street, East Launceston (between Arthur Street and Adelaide Street)
On Monday 23 February and Tuesday 24 February 2015, new trees will be planted in this section of High Street. The trees, advanced palm trees will require the use of a crane to plant them. Although there will be obviously signs of works in progress, there is no scheduled interruption to either High Street or the Service Road as the work site will be contained within the nature strip.