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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. 


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. 

High Street @ the corner of Wentworth Street
The retaining wall on the eastern side of the road (Wentworth Street side) is being upgraded and expected to be completed mid August.  The work 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.

Hume Street (cul de sac end) - installation of Gross Pollutant Trap
Scheduled to start Monday 3 August 2015 is the the installation of a gross pollutant trap in Hume Street.  The primary focus of these works is to greatly reduce gross pollutants (debris greater than 5mm) from passing downstream. Weather permitting, the work is scheduled to take approximately 5 weeks to complete. 

Johns Lees Drive (Peddie Drive to Lady Nelson Creek)
A shared pedestrian/cycleway is being constructed.  Work is exptected to take 5 weeks to complete, weather permitting.     There is no programmed major disruption to through traffic but motorists should be aware that the speed limit is lowered in the works area. 


Saturday 1 August 2015
Connaught Crescent (between the Southern Outlet and Glen Dhu Street) 
will be closed to through traffic on Saturday 1 August 2015 from 6.00am until 4.30pm for drainage works.  All traffic must detour.  Directional signage and speed limit signs will be in place.  These times are approximate and the work is dependent on the weather.  Should it rain, the work will be rescheduled to the first fine day.

The Alexandra Suspension Bridge at Cataract Gorge will be closed to all pedestrians on Wednesday 5 August 2015 between the hours of 8.00am and 4.00pm.  The closure is to allow for routine maintenance.  Should it rain or something unforeseen happen, the work will be rescheduled to the first fine day.