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Ferry Main Road Upgrade Works - Traffic Management over Easter holidays

Motorists travelling to Bruny Island during the Easter break are advised to allow for extra time when travelling to the Ferry terminal.

Traditionally, there was a longer wait time and traffic queues form in Kettering from Thursday 17 and Friday 18 April 2014. DIER is encouraging motorists to consider travelling during non-peak times, for example catching one of the first two sailings of the day, at 6.30am or 7.45am.

The roadworks being undertaken along Ferry Main Road by Hazell Bros will cease over the Easter break and resume on Tuesday 22 April 2014.

Traffic management will be in place to assist traffic queing on these days. Motorists are reminded to obey all traffic signs and respect the rights of Ferry Road residents, particularly the permanent Keep Clear zones, which were market to assist residents to access their driveways.

Contact Details

For further information about the project please email:

Brooker Highway - Claremont Link Road Ramp Closure

The Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources is currently undertaking road rehabilitation works along the Brooker Highway.

The ramp on the western side of the highway at Claremont Link Road will be closed on Tuesday 15 April between 8.30am and 11.00am.

Electronic message boards advise use of the Berriedale exit ramp.

Bridgewater Bridge - Water Traffic

The Bridgewater Bridge has been reopened to water traffic.

Engineers have investigated the lifting mechanism and confirmed that it is operational.


  • A temporary detour on the West Tamar Highway at Riverside during weekday morning peak hour will be removed tomorrow morning (Wednesday 9 April) following significant progress on crucial landslip work.

  • Temporary diversion of Launceston-bound traffic onto a section of the West Tamar-bound highway has been in place for the past week as a result of a sudden deterioration and expansion of a landslip at the Tailrace site due to heavy rain.

  • Work to repair the slip is progressing well, with the retaining wall complete and footpaths and fence installation is expected to be finished before Easter (subject to weather).

  • DIER wants to thank West Tamar motorists for their understanding and patience during the roadworks.

  • Until it is completed DIER reminded motorists to slow down, obey all detour signs and any directions from traffic controllers in the area.

Middle Tea Tree Road Detour via Richmond Link Road

The Richmond Link Road has been under construction since September 2013. Currently road materials are being laid.

It is now anticipated that road sealing works will be undertaken in late April 2014.

Due to a delay in road sealing works, the next stage of work to connect the newly constructed Middle Tea Tree Road junction with Richmond Road will be delayed.

The proposed detour for traffic travelling along Middle Tea Tree Road is now programmed to be undertaken from mid-May 2014 and the detour will be in place for approximately 2 weeks.

A further update will be provided once timing is confirmed.

Any enquiries may be directed to DIER's Project Manager Guna Ginneliya by phone 6166 3424 or email:

Detour Map Middle Tea Tree Road

Mathinna Plains Road - Bridge Replacement

The Department of Infrastructure Energy and Resources is replacing bridges in the Mathinna area.
A temporary road closure with a detour route will be required for Dan's Bridge (bridge 1089) which is located 5.2kms North of Mathinna Road Junction.
The temporary closure will be from Tuesday 11th March for approximately four weeks, weather permitting.

The road detour route will only affect traffic travelling to/from Mathinna/Fingal and Legerwood.  Traffic will be detoured via Upper Esk, Sandhurst and Eton Roads during this closure.  Detours will be advertised and sign posted.

Contact Details: For further information about the project please call our roads project enquiry line on 1800 753 878 or via email

Road Rehabilitation And Reseal Program Underway

Road upgrades worth around $15 million will happen between now and April. A total of 53 sites covering both state and national roads throughout the State will be improved. An additional $1.5 million a year will be invested towards maintaining our roads in 2013-14. This investment brings the State Government's annual commitment to road maintenance to $44 million.

The Midland Highway is a particular focus, with major pavement treatment works in 2013-14. That includes:

  • Kempton through to Mood Food straight
  • North of Melton Mowbray junction
  • Lovely Banks/Tedworth
  • Just south of Oatlands
  • North of Antill Ponds
  • Travelling north towards Perth Bridge

Other sites include resurfacing works on:

  • Tasman Highway through Sorell heading north towards Orford
  • Arthur Highway between Lewisham and Forcett
  • Huon Highway south of Franklin to Castle Forbes Bay
  • Mudwalls Road near Midland Highway
  • Bruny Island Main Road heading south out of Alonnah
  • West Tamar Highway between Launceston and Riverside
  • Lake Leake Main Road
  • Lyell Highway entering Strahan
  • A number of sites along the Bass Highway
  • Esk Main Road east of Avoca
  • Sections of Cradle Mountain Tourist Road
  • Mole Creek Main Road travelling west out of Mole Creek

The works may cause some delays for drivers, but must happen in the summer sealing season. DIER is reminding drivers to take care and obey all traffic signs, to help keep themselves, pedestrians and road works safe.