Council works in progress
The Launceston City Council 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.
Night work - asphalt sealing
The following streets are scheduled to be asphalt sealed. The dates are scheduled dates only and are subject to weather changes and unforeseen happenings. There will be traffic delays at each of the work sites and changed traffic management - stop/go personnel and directional signage.
Lower Charles Street (between William Street and the Charles Street Bridge) Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 November 2014 from 6.00pm to 6.00am
Howick Street (between Wellington Street and the Southern Outlet) Thursday 6 November 2014 from 6.00pm to 6.00am
Kings Meadows Connector (at the junction with Hobart Road, Youngtown) Friday 7 November 2014 from 6.00pm to 6.00am.
RURAL ROAD WORKS
While the work is in progress, traffic management will be by advisory signage and when required, stop/go personnel. There is a lowered speed limit in the work areas.
Ben Lomond Road
From the beginning of Ben Lomand Road for around 1km, the road is being upgraded. Work is scheduled to be completed late October 2014.
Glenwood Road, Relbia
Work to upgrade this section of road began earlier this year. Sections of the road have been widened, some trees removed to allow the road to be widened, other trees removed (on request) to improve sight distance from side roads, other old and damaged trees removed along with old stumps and general debris. To improve drainage in the area, sections of the drains on both sides of the road have been rock lined. From Relbia Road for around 600 metres, the road is being prepared for asphalt sealing scheduled (weather permitting) for the last week in October. Motorists can expect delays during this work.
Golconda Road (Kempeners Road to Bacala Road)
This section of road is being upgraded. 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)
Beginning Tuesday 4 November 2014 for approximately six weeks, this section of road will be widened and sealed. During working hours - Monday to Friday 7.30am to 4.00pm each day - traffic lights will be controlling traffic. Outside of these working hours, both traffic lanes re-open to traffic.
While the work is in progress, there will be a lowered speed limit in the work area
West Tamar Highway
A 2.4metre wide asphalt shared pedestrian/bicycle path is being built. This shared pathway begins at the access to Tamar Marine and Tamar Rowing Club and extends for approximately 160 metres towards the City. There are no planned traffic disruptions while the work is being carried out.
The timber decking on the Boardwalk between Navy Cadets and Peppers Hotel is being upgraded. The timber decking will be removed and replaced in recycled plastic. Preparations are underway and work begins during the first week of November. All pedestrians must detour. Signage will be erected highlighting the detour.
Olive Street / Belhaven Crescent intersection
On Tuesday 4 November 2014, from 7.00am until approximately 4.00pm this intersection is closed. Over the last few weeks preparation works to install a roundabout have been carried out. The closure is to allow the roundabout to be installed and the road to be line marked. Residents living in Belhaven Crescent between Elphin Road and Oliver Street will continue to have access to their properties but all other motorists must detour. Advisory signage will be erected.
Patersonia Road (about 500 metres in from the Nunamara junction)
Scheduled for Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 November is the installation of a new culvert across the road. Due the size of the culvert and the large machinery required to install it, the road will be closed to all traffic from early Saturday morning until late Sunday evening. All traffic - log trucks, light vehicles - must detour. Signage will be erected advising the detour.
Tunnel Road just up from Gundagai Road
Scheduled for late November 2014 is the upgrade and reseal of a short section of Tunnel Road.
Browns Road, North Lilydale
Scheduled for December 2014 is the resealing of a short section of road, from where the existing seal finishes for approximately 600 metres.