Midlands Highway roadworks likely to cause traffic delays

TAKING SHAPE: Works continue on the Midlands Highway upgrade. A 900-metre stretch of road between Launceston and the Breadalbane roundabout has been converted to single lanes while the new road is built. Picture: Paul Scambler
TAKING SHAPE: Works continue on the Midlands Highway upgrade. A 900-metre stretch of road between Launceston and the Breadalbane roundabout has been converted to single lanes while the new road is built. Picture: Paul Scambler

Motorists travelling on the Midlands Highway between the Breadalbane roundabout and Launceston have been urged to allow extra time to make their journey as upgrades continue.

A 900-metre stretch of the northbound road was closed off to traffic on Monday as transition works to the new highway get under way.

INTERIM SCHEME: Traffic flow plans for April-November 2017. Picture: Launceston Airport website

INTERIM SCHEME: Traffic flow plans for April-November 2017. Picture: Launceston Airport website

Motorists travelling north will be diverted to the southbound lane, which has been converted into two single lanes set at speed restrictions of 80km/h.

Slower speed restrictions may be implemented during working hours. 

The altered traffic configuration is expected to remain in place until northbound traffic is switched onto the new highway in November.

For more information visit launcestonairport.com.au