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
Sections of Golcond Road betweenDenison Gorge Road and the railway crossing are being widened. There are no scheduled major delays but motorists are advised that the speed limit is lower in the works area.
Haig Street / Foch Street - upgrading the shared bike/pedestrian path
From Thursday 28 January 2016 for approximately two weeks, the shared bike/pedestrian pathway between Haig Street and Foch Street and downhill through Pine Tree Reserve to near the East Tamar Highway will be widened. There is no major traffic disruption planned to the local area but at some stage of the work there might be disruption to some driveway accesses in Haig Street.
Lower Charles Street and The Explanade
Works continue to upgrade the pedestrian crossing and install pedestrian signals. The new signals are expected to be operational early to mid February.
Wellington Street (Cleveland Street to Howick Street)
Works on the eastern side footpath and kerb and channel and asphalting in front of the kerb is scheduled to commence Sunday 31 January 2016 until Friday 5 February 2016 (dependant on weather conditions). From Sunday to Friday and from 9.00am until 4.00pm each day, the left hand outbound lane will be closed to traffic. There will always be access to the Doctors Surgery, however, minor delays might occur at certain times.
KINGS MEADOWS SHOPPING CENTRE
The sewer and stormwater pipes in Kings Meadows are being upgraded. Following the heavy rainfall in 2013 which created serious flooding issues for many businesses and residents in Kings Meadows, the City of Launceston has been working towards reducing the risk of flooding in the commercial area and along Hobart Road. Early last year the Kings Meadows High School Detention Basin was modified to provide more storage capacity and to improve the reliability of the storage filling and drainage. This stage is to upgrade the stormwater and sewer pipes. The major disruptive work will be at night from 6.30pm to 6.00am (approximate hours). There will also be some day work.
URBAN and RURAL WEEDSPRAYING
Starting Monday 8 February 2016 for a programmed duration of 1 month, (weather dependant) contractors will be spraying road verges and footpath traffic islands throughout the urban and rural areas.
WEST TAMAR HIGHWAY (outside No. 45a and opposite on the other side of the Highway under the walking track pedestrian bridge)
Tox Free will be cleaning the culvert on Monday 8 February 2016 from 5.00am for approximately 4 days. The work will be noisy and the early hours are due to tidal conditions.
WORKS COMING UP
Lawrence Vale Road (between Powena and Talbot Road)
Work is scheduled for mid February on installing new kerb and channel just up from Powena Street intersection and stormwater works to improve road drainage. Reseal of this section of road is planned after completion of these civil 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 mid February 2016. 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