Roads, Bridges & Reserves

Kentish Council is responsible for the construction and maintenance of many roads, bridges, paths, parks and reserves in the district.

Kentish has 472km of sealed (55%) and unsealed roads.  Sealed roads are inspected regularly and independently assessed every four years so that regular maintenance and rebuilding programs can be scheduled.  Council has an annual grading and re-surfacing program for more than 200km of unsealed roads in the district. The district also has over 100 bridges which the council maintains.  

Whilst the Council conducts regular inspections of these community assets, the keen observations of the general public are invaluable to alert us of any unforseen problems.  Please report any issues directly to the Council officers on 03 6491 0200.


ROAD WORKS

LOWER BEULAH ROAD - 15T LOAD LIMIT

Council officers have been monitoring a section of Lower Beulah Road approximately 1km from Bridle Track Road where the road verge and shoulder have stated to crack and slip.  As a precautionary measure the road was narrowed to one lane, however a recent review has indicated the movement is unlikely to stabilise on its own accord.  Consequently Council’s geotechnical engineering consultant has recommended a 15t load limit be place on that section of road and is working on a design to rectify the slip.  The works will extend from the creek ben up to the roadway and it is planned to undertake this significant work during the coming 2018/19 summer period

Road Closures

ROADS CLOSED - UPDATE 10/07/2018 @ 8:30AM

Roads Opened:

- West Kentish Road (from Staverton Road Intersection to Cromwells Road)

- Carey’s Road, West Kentish

- Lockwoods Road, Claude Road 

- Paradise Road (from Dawsons Road to Beulah Road)

Roads Closed:

- Richards Farm Road, Staverton (closed due to trees and powerlines down).

 

ROADS CLOSED - UPDATE 09/07/2018 @ 2:00PM

Roads Opened:

- West Kentish Road (from Staverton Road Intersection to Cromwells Road)

Roads Closed:

- Richards Farm Road, Staverton (closed due to trees and powerlines down).

- Carey’s Road, West Kentish (closed due to trees and powerlines down).

- Lockwoods Road, Claude Road (closed due to trees and powerlines down).

- Paradise Road (from Dawson’s Road to Beulah Road – closed due to trees and powerlines down).

 

ROADS CLOSED 09/07/2018 @ 9:00am

The windy weather over the weekend has brought some trees and powerlines down around the municipality.  There are a number of roads closed:

 

-          West Kentish Road (from Staverton Road Intersection to Cromwells Road – closed due to powerlines down).

-          Richards Farm Road, Staverton (closed due to trees and powerlines down).

-          Carey’s Road, West Kentish (closed due to trees and powerlines down).

-          Lockwoods Road, Claude Road (closed due to trees and powerlines down).

-          Paradise Road (from Dawson’s Road to Beulah Road – closed due to trees and powerlines down).

 

Council Works Crews are currently removing fallen trees from roads where it is safe to do so.  Where powerlines are down, Tas Networks must first repair the fallen power lines.



 

LOAD LIMIT - EFFECTIVE 28/7/2017

A 15t load limit has been put in place for Lower Beulah Road.  It is expected the load limit will be in place for a period of 6 months.

 

Other 

Tasmania Police

State Growth 


 

Roadwork Required?

We appreciate your concerns and thank you for taking the time to alert Council.

Please use this form to report roadworks in need of attention.

NOTE:  Forms are subitted to council via an email forwarding service and will be actioned upon receipt.  If you have asked for feedback and have not received a response within 30 days you are advised to please contact the Council via telephone (03 6491 0200) or in person during business hours as this will insure that your communication has been received and actioned appropriately.

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