Current Works

Maintenance

Works schedule may change due to weather conditions.

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

Wellington Street from Cridge Street to Bailey Street asphalt seal over existing concrete road surface, kerb, channel and line-marking are complete. Footpath work is underway and due for completion by mid August. 

Residents who park on the above streets overnight are requested to remove their vehicles by 7am to allow access to heavy machinery.  Resident access will be maintained during work periods.

Closures and detours 

Cimitiere Street - partial lane closure until mid October. 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.  

Opossum Road between Glenwood Road and Poplar Parade is currently closed for bridge construction works.  

Trevallyn Nature Recreation Area - Fire trail and track closures
The Parks and Wildlife Service have planned to start fire trail maintenance work in July 2017 and is expected to continue for several weeks. Works will involve the use of heavy machinery including a small dozer and truck. During this period, sections of the fire trails and selected side tracks within the reserve will be closed to the general public. Visitors are requested to adhere to all closure signs.

Hi-grip treatment

Howick Street and High Street intersection - postponed until more favourable weather conditions later in the year.

 

Projects

Cimitiere Street (between Lawrence and Tamar Streets) - upgrade of Cimitiere St is planned for Oct/Nov 2017. 

Civic Square redevelopment commences 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.

Charlton Street Reserve Playground Stage 2 of the project has commenced involving the construction of a snakes and ladders style feature placed on a new terrace which will support four embankment slides.  Whilst every effort is made to ensure the site is safe during construction, residents are reminded to discourage children from playing on rocks before the playground is completed.  Council asks that residents and visitors respect any signage indicating areas where access is denied.  

Eglington Street (Howick to Hampden Streets)
 - work has commenced to upgrade the kerb and channel and road asphalt, along with minor drainage works.  Work is expected to continue for approx 3 weeks. 

Elphin Road (Between Hart Street and Richards Avenue)  - the construction of a pedestrian refuge has commenced and due for completion at the end July. 

Lilydale Memorial Hall- reconstruction of the hall toilets are due for completion by the end of November.

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

Seaport Boardwalk Extension (Park Street to Home Point) - continuation of the decking replacement along the Seaport Boardwalk is underway.  As well as new decking, the work includes new handrails and in some areas, new supporting steel work structure. When the work is in progress, pedestrian access will be maintained as there is an asphalt footpath running alongside the existing timber decking. Work is expected to continue until early August 2017. 

St Leonards Road/Board Mill Drive intersection - an upgrade of the intersection is due to commence on July 24 for approximately 5 weeks.  Road will remain open to traffic, but there may be periods when traffic is disrupted, and properties have limited access. 

Flood repair work 

Bangor Road slip area - repair starts after Falls Bridge works commence due for completion mid August.

Upper Blessington Road drain repairs start late July.

Changes to speed and width restrictions apply to sites until all repair work is completed.

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, if approved, is scheduled to begin in the 2017/2018 financial year. Comments regarding this project can be emailed to the Community Engagement Officer Sandy Astill.

Abels Hill Road - line-marking fronting the properties from numbers 88 to 105 will take place during the 2017/2018 financial year.

Amy Road - an upgrade of the kerb and channel on the northern side of Amy Street, between Abbott and Arundel Streets, will begin in July 2017, continuing for three-four weeks. During this time a pedestrian refuge traffic island will also be constructed outside 40 and 39 Amy Road providing a safer crossing for pedestrians, in particular, school children that use that section of the road. Comments regarding this project can be emailed to the Community Engagement Officer Sandy Astill.

Galvin Street - construction of new standard concrete kerbs and channels replacing existing arch crossings on the right side of Galvin Street from 1-39.  Project includes adjusting the levels of driveways and the removal of old gully pit, replacing it with standard new side entry pits. Project is scheduled to begin in the 2017/2018 financial year. 

Gascoyne Street - parking bays will be provided in Gascoyne Street, between Chifley Street and Eurella Street to enable a minimum clear road width of four metres. Project is scheduled to begin 2017/2018 financial year.

Lyttleton Street - an upgrade of existing gully pits, access ramps, footpath is proposed for the intersection of Lyttleton Street and Elphin Road. This project, if approved, is scheduled to begin in the 2017/2018 financial year.

Olive Street - Council will begin construction on a dedicated school crossing in the front of Launceston Preparatory School early in the 2017/18 financial year.  This project will provide a safer crossing for school children attending the school. 

Langs Road Bridge
- replace existing timber bridge with a new concrete bridge deck.  Commencement date to be advised.

Ramsay Street/David Street Intersection - improvements to kerb and channel, kerb alignment and pedestrian access are scheduled for the intersection of David and Ramsay Street, East Launceston.  Work is planned for 2017/2018 financial year. 

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

About

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