Cimitiere St upgrade to get underway next week
Published on 23 February 2018
The City of Launceston will next week begin a major reconstruction of Cimitiere Street, between Tamar and Lawrence streets.
The work will necessitate the closure of this section of Cimitiere Street for approximately eight weeks, weather permitting, and detours will be in place for motorists.
Cimitiere Street is an important east to west link for the city, and the Council is undertaking an accelerated works program, with works underway 24/7, to finalise the project as quickly as possible.
A number of businesses, including two car parks, operate along this section of Cimitiere Street.
Agility Global Logistics - Level 2, 41 Tamar Street
Albert Hall and Victoria's Cafe - Corner Tamar & Cimitiere Streets
ARMS Reliability - Level 1, 41 Tamar Street
CARE Park - Willis Street
City of Launceston's Willis St Car Park - Willis Street
Crystal Cleaning - 78 Cimitiere Street
EPIC Assist - 35 Tamar Street
Frost Accountants - 41 Tamar Street
Hog's Breath Cafe - 14 Willis Street
National Automobile Museum of Tasmania - 86 Cimitiere Street
Nestenergy - 41 Tamar Street
Spray Central - 78 Cimitiere Street (rear)
Tamar Wealth - 39 Tamar Street
The LOFT - Level 1, 39 Tamar Street
The Vintage Rose - 37 Tamar Street
Tint A Car - 68 - 76 Cimitiere Street
The Council has been working with these businesses over several months to ensure they remain accessible throughout the duration of the project, albeit some with alternate entry points.
The Council has uploaded maps of each business and any alternate entry points to its website.
City of Launceston General Manager Michael Stretton said he hoped the public would be understanding while the works were completed.
"This section of Cimitiere St has been resealed and upgraded a number of times to extend its lifespan, but it has now reached the end of its life," Mr Stretton said.
"The road will be excavated and reconstructed to contemporary standards, including base level works and appropriate subsoil drainage.
"Throughout the duration of the works there will be detour signage in place and people will need to take routes around this section of Cimitiere Street.
"We'd encourage people to think about how they are going to get to where they're going in advance, and to please be patient around the work site.
"We'd also remind people that the businesses in the area are still open for business, and are still easily accessible, even if that means we need to get to them in a different way.
"The City of Launceston understands that this is a highly utilised CBD road and the works we have programmed are inevitably going to have an impact on motorists.
"We've timed the works to avoid clashes with major events like Festivale and Symphony Under the Stars, but there's no perfect time that will please everyone.
"We'd kindly ask motorists to bear with us. We will be working around the clock to deliver a contemporary road upgrade that serves the city and its residents long into the future, and all we can ask is for people's patience."