Current Works

Maintenance

Works schedule may change due to weather conditions.

Asphalting
General maintenance work is being carried out throughout the municipality. 

Urban weed sprayingThe next round of weed spraying will occur over the following weeks in urban areas of the municipality.
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esidents who do not want the area in front of their property to be sprayed, can register for 'no spray' by email to scott.miller@launceston.tas.gov.au   

Closures and detours 

Cimitiere Street partial lane closure until early 2018. One east-bound lane will be closed on Cimitiere Street, between Bathurst and Charles Streets to allow safe access of heavy vehicles into the CH Smith construction site.  

Christmas Parade road closures on Saturday 25 November: Esplanade between Tamar Street and St John Street and Shields Street from 7am to 3pm. Esplanade between Charles Street and St John Street - St John Street, Charles Street, William Street, Cimitiere Street, Cameron Street, Paterson Street, Brisbane Street, York Street and Elizabeth Street from 10am to noon.

Kings Park footpath detour -
the Polish Pioneers Foundation are installing a monument at Kings Park from Wednesday 22 November for 8 weeks.  During this time a section of the footpath will be unavailable and signage will be in place at the Yacht Club and Stillwater, advising two alternate pedestrian routes.
Alternative pedestrian route map(PDF, 2MB)

Current works

Amy Road pedestrian refuge and kerb channel upgrade. Upgrade of the kerb and channel on the northern side of Amy Road between Abbott and Arundel Streets has commenced and will take approximately 6 weeks.  During this time a pedestrian refuge traffic island will also be constructed outside numbers 40 and 39 Amy Road, providing a safer crossing for pedestrians, in particular, school children, that use this section of road. Work nearing completion.

Chifley Street and Shirley Place intersection - modifications to the roundabout on the corner of Chifley Street and Shirley Place have commenced. Work will be completed late November. 

Civic Square redevelopment commenced Monday July 10 until early 2018. Surrounding service centres and businesses will operate as normal but there will be changes to pedestrian access. Directional signage will be in place for pedestrians.

Galvin Street - construction of new standard concrete kerbs and channels replacing existing arch crossings on the right side of Galvin Street from 1-39.  Works have commenced on site.

Opossum Road Bridge (Glenwood Road to Poplar Parade) replacement of bridge deck is underway and a detour is in place until late November 2017.

Seaport Levee Wall - Rehabilitation works are planned to be undertaken to the Seaport Concrete Levee Wall from Charles Street Bridge heading south to the earth embankment levee. These works will commence on 16 November 2017 for one week.
 

Upcoming works

Abbott and Arthur Street Intersection - Council proposes to construct a peanut-roundabout on the above intersection aimed at improving driver safety and traffic flow for Arthur Street commuters. This project is scheduled to commence early 2018.

Carnarvon Street - road repair works will commence in the next two months which forms part of this year's works programme. 

Cimitiere Street (between Lawrence and Tamar Streets) - road reconstruction of Cimitiere St is planned for March 2018. 

Elphin Road/Lyttleton Street and Dowling Street - works will be undertaken to improve the junctions of Lyttleton Street and Dowling Street on Elphin Road. This work includes the installation of traffic islands and new line marking. Works will be completed during the 2017/2018 financial year as part of the Australian Government Black Spot funding program. 

High Street, York Street and Clarence Streets - works to realign approaches to traffic signals, which includes the removal of existing line marking and the installation of new lines. The works will be completed during the 2017/2018 financial year as part of the Australian Government Black Spot funding program.

Pecks Hill Road - Bridge Replacement (Nunamara) - the replacement of timber bridge deck, with pre-cast concrete including new bridge abutments. The project is scheduled to commence early 2018.

Seaport Pontoon replacement is currently being redesigned using fibreglass grid mesh. Install scheduled for February 2018.

Westbury Road (between numbers 84 - 108) - replace existing timber retaining wall supporting the road/footpath with new steel piles and concrete panel wall.  Commencement January 2018.

York Street Retaining Wall - Replace existing concrete retaining wall supporting the road/footpath outside 22 York St/Adina Apartments with new steel pile and concrete panel wall. Planned commencement in February 2018.

Footpath resurfacing program - planned for the following streets:

  • Cypress Street, between Sherriff and Brentwood Streets
  • Frederick Street, between Charles and St John Streets
  • Knight Street
  • Robin Street, between Rintala and Helen Streets

 

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The City of Launceston's Road Services maintains a comprehensive road network around the municipality.  

This can involve minor and major works at all times of the year, which we'll notify you of.

Please note that wet weather and unforeseen circumstances can change the start date of work and alter the programmed duration. 

If you have any questions about our works program, please contact us