Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

Westbury Road (Urban Road) South Launceston - 056586-15TAS-RTR

Funding Program:Roads to Recovery Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Jan 2015 - Jun 2016
Australian Government Contribution:$400,742
Local Council/Shire:Launceston City Council

Project Description

Westbury Road is a sub arterial road. The link carries around 9,000 vehicles per day and has a 60 kph speed limit. Since the construction of a new subdivision at Bertha Street there is an increase in rear end crashes in this section of road. It is proposed that reducing two lanes to a single uphill lane from Normanstone Road and the addition of a central median lane to provide for right turns into premises and side roads will assist in alleviating this problem.

Paint new line marking , including central right turning lane and uphill bicycle lane. Construct new access ramps, traffic islands and pedestrian refuge traffic islands. Realign kerb and channel to suit new pedestrian crossing and to widen the road pavement to obtain the road width needed. Install and update traffic signs. Remove redundant line marking, signs and traffic island near Bertha St. Reseal: 40mm/14mm aggregate/C320. LCC Project 23445

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Project details last updated: 10/03/2017