A broader, long-term solution needs to be considered for traffic in the Invermay and Inveresk areas, a motoring group says.
On the back of City of Launceston council releasing the Invermay Traffic Master Plan, RACT executive general manager for membership and community Stacey Pennicott said the organisation supported measures that would improve traffic flow and safety.
"We are concerned about the broader impacts of the University of Tasmania campus relocation and other commercial development that will not be confined to the roads outlined in the master plan," she said.
"A broader, long-term solution needs to be considered for people and traffic movements the Invermay and Inveresk areas and their interactions with surrounding areas."
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She said the plan had some elements that will address certain traffic issues.
"Without a holistic, long-term view our concern is that issues such as safety and congestion will just be moved to other areas."
State Growth and Infrastructure Minister Michael Ferguson said the partnership with the City of Launceston council to develop the master plan had been fantastic.
"Modelling shows that traffic congestion in the area will be reduced by banning right turns off Goderich Street heading north into Lindsay Street," he said.
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The first project was the Mowbray interconnector roundabout installation, which is already in progress.
Mr Ferguson said the Charles Street Bridge does not require replacing for another 20 years.
"We will have a look at that proposal," he said. "We have strong plans for the East Tamar Highway and Goderich Street area."
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