Detours for Hillside Crescent works

Published on 05 January 2024


The City of Launceston is undertaking the second stage of a $1.2m upgrade of Hillside Crescent in West Launceston.

Hillside Crescent will be closed to traffic between Bourke Street and Canning Street from Tuesday, January 9 to Friday, February 2.

Access will remain open for local residents and Launceston Pathology will still be accessible via Frederick Street.

Kerbside waste, recycling and FOGO collection for residents in Hillside Crescent will continue as normal.

A detour via Connaught Crescent will be in place for motorists visiting the Cataract Gorge's First Basin.

City of Launceston Mayor Matthew Garwood said the first stage of works in Hillside Crescent was carried out between April and September last year, and involved the installation of new pipelines, manholes and side entry pits, along with new kerb and channel, footpaths and guardrails.

"The second stage of works involves the excavation of the existing roadway, the installation of new pavement material and asphalt overlay, as well as the installation of new traffic islands and line marking," Mayor Garwood said.

"We are committed to delivering this project with as little disruption as possible and we appreciate the local community's cooperation and understanding while we carry out these important road improvement works.

"We've taken the deliberate decision to undertake these works in two stages to keep the timeframe for a full road closure to an absolute minimum.

"Hillside Crescent is an important connector road from the city to West Launceston, and we ask motorists to please obey any detour and warning signage which may be in place over the coming weeks, and to consider alternative routes in advance."


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