Invermay Traffic Masterplan 2019-2020
Launceston is currently undergoing significant change as a result of several major developments aimed at providing increased employment, education opportunities, public amenity, new recreation and open space assets.
One of the most impacted areas as a result of these changes is in the Invermay area. In April last year, the City of Launceston released its draft Invermay Traffic Masterplan for two months of community consultation. Following this, the Council requested further investigation be undertaken to provide advice on traffic and pedestrian movement changes relating to the proposed University of Tasmania campus relocation. Included in this body of work was details of traffic signal upgrades set to be undertaken by the Department of State Growth, in partnership with the Federal Government and the City of Launceston.
The updated Invermay Traffic Masterplan is the culmination of that work, and includes 14 priority projects aimed at improving the safety and movement of people and freight through the area.
To support the various short, medium and long-term initiatives within the Invermay Traffic Masterplan, the State Government has committed an addition $7 million to the upgrade of the East Tamar Highway/Mowbray Connector intersection with a new roundabout. Most of these short-term initiatives will be delivered during 2019-20 and require careful planning and traffic management to minimise the disruption to the community.
The City of Launceston and the Department of State Growth will work closely to ensure appropriate updates are provided to inform motorists and stakeholders, and make the community aware of delays and any detours required to deliver these important projects.