Updated Tasman Highway closure

The closure of the Tasman Highway between the Tasman Bridge and Brooker Avenue from Friday 23 November to Monday 26 November has been postponed due to weather conditions.

For the safety of all construction workers and motorists, the new bridge will not be installed and the road will not be closed.

RACT will inform motorists when a new date has been scheduled.


The Tasman Highway between the Tasman Bridge and Brooker Avenue will be closed between 7pm Friday 23 November 2018 and 6am Monday 26 November 2018 for the installation of a new all-abilities pedestrian and bicycle bridge.

During the road closure period, motorists should expect delays of up to 30 minutes at peak travel times and should avoid unnecessary travel in the area. Motorists travelling to Hobart Airport should plan their journey carefully.

RACT Executive General Manager, Membership and Community, Stacey Pennicott said that the closure of the Tasman Highway, which is a key route into and through the city, will significantly increase traffic on alternate routes such as the Brooker Highway and Domain Highway, as well as onto and off the Glebe and Queens Domain.

“Preparation is key during this period,” Ms Pennicott said.

“If you can, avoid travelling during the road closure period or take an alternate route such as the Bowen Bridge.”

Road users are also reminded to check updated public transport timetables.

Access to the city centre will remain open.

RACT reminds all road users to stay alert, be courteous to one another, follow the directions of detour signs and traffic controllers and to plan ahead if travelling through the area during this time.

For more information on the road closures and the new all-abilities bridge visit: