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
Forest Road (between Trevallyn Road and Bain Terrace)
The nature strip along this section of Forest Road is scheduled for refurbishment on Thursday 21 May and Friday 22 May from 9.00am until late afternoon. Traffic signals will be in operation and motorists are asked to please reduce your speed.
Hill Street, West Launceston
A new stormwater pipe is being installed under the kerb on the western side of the road. The box drains and kerb and channel are being upgraded. As the box drains are listed as having high heritage significance, the bluestone will be re-used when constructing the new kerb and channel. The work will take some weeks to complete.
The timber decking is being upgraded.
High Street @ the corner of Wentworth Street
The retaining wall on the eastern side of the road (Wentworth Street side) will soon be upgraded. Scheduled for Monday 1 June the work is expected to take four weeks to complete. It includes removing the exisiting retaining wall, lifting the footpath and constructing a new kerb and channel. There are no plans to disrupt traffic travelling along High Street and/or Wentworth Street. However, pedestrians will be disrupted and will need to follow all directional signs.
Wellington Street between Balfour and Canning Streets. The kerb & channel, footpath and driveway accesses on the western side of Wellington Street (same side as Coles supermarket) will be upgraded from Friday 22 May 2015 until Saturday 30 May 2015. Work starts Friday night and continues all week-end from 7.00am until late evening. It continues through the following week, working from 7.00am until 4.30pm until Saturday evening.
Wood Street, Mowbray (between Vermont Road and Clark Street)
The kerb and channel, and driveways on the eastern side of Wood Street are scheduled to be upgraded. At the same time, the safety bar island at the roundabout in Vermont Road will be removed and replaced with a kerb block splitter island/pedestrian refuge.