Recent works

Hobart City Council CBD Resurfacing Works

In April 2018 the Hobart City Council awarded Roadways a $2.2 million contract to deliver road resurfacing works on a number of high usage roads within the Hobart CBD.   Council identified a number of streets and intersections within the Hobart CBD that required reconstruction and repair work to be undertaken. The works were specified to address areas of failed seal and or pavement. The proposed solutions included asphalt overlay and deep lift asphalt solutions based on Austroads design methodology.

There are 7 sites that were included within the 2018 program. The work involved developing an asphalt mix that would withstand low speed, high traffic volumes and loads.  All works were undertaken at night to minimise traffic disruption and allow for continuous and uninterrupted site preparation and laying of the asphalt mix.

There were many challenges to overcome including identifying and protecting services, minimising disruption to road users,  old defunct tram lines to be removed and variable quality substrates.  Site works involved, milling off the old pavement, excavating and removing old tram line (Murray Street), laying of deep lift and wearing course asphalts and finally reinstating line marking.

Roadways crews and subcontractor teams commenced work in April 2018 and worked each night for a number of weeks to successfully deliver the contract to Council’s satisfaction.

Tasmanian Mercury 7 June 2018


Tarkine Tourist Drive

The 90 kilometre tourist road was upgraded by the Department of State Growth and its principal contractor Hazell Bros and officially opened in June 2015.   Roadways was engaged by Hazell Bros to undertake the bituminous surfacing on the newly prepared roads.   The works were conducted over two sealing seasons due to the climatic conditions experienced on Tasmania’s rugged west coast.

Brighton Bypass

The Brighton Bypass was a $176 million investment to upgrade the Midland Highway providing dual carriageway between Bridgewater and Pontville. The project was funded by the Australian Government as a key segment of the Auslink National Network. Roadways in conjunction with partner Statewide Linemarking worked with local firms VEC Civil Engineering Pty Ltd and Hazell Bros to deliver the project.

Kingston Bypass

The $50 million Kingston Bypass project was completed in 2011 in partnership with the Tasmanian Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources (DIER) and VEC Civil Engineering Pty Ltd. More than 2.8 kilometres was surfaced by Roadways including new road, overpass, bridges, ramps and roundabouts.

Christmas Island Detention Centre

Roadways took on the challenge to transport its crews and fleet to undertake sealing works for the Federal Government on Christmas Island. The establishment of the Christmas Island Detention Centre required large-scale infrastructure including within the centre itself and surrounding access roads.

Flinders Island Airport

The Roadways crew tackled Bass Strait as it headed to Flinders Island on two occasions (2006 and 2011) to conduct resealing works. The project included resealing the tarmac and access road for the island’s ariport including relocation of rollers, pavers and sealing trucks.