Traffic disruptions during helideck transportation

February 26, 2024 1:26 pm in by

Motorists are being advised of disruptions to traffic over three nights commencing tonight as sections of the Launceston General Hospital’s new helideck are transported to their new site.

There will be disruptions to traffic on Wellington and Cleveland streets as the nine steel helideck sections that will form the platform are transported from Haywards Steel Fabrication near the Launceston Airport.

There will be temporary road closures on the nights of Monday 26, Tuesday 27 and
Wednesday 28 February 2024:

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  • Wellington Street (between Howick Street and Frankland Street) will be closed for up
    to 15 minutes at a time between 9:30 pm to 2:30 am.
  • Cleveland Street (from Wellington Street to the LGH) will be closed for 5 hours from
    9:30 pm until 2:30 am. The vehicle convoy will travel to Launceston via Evandale Road and Midland Highway, and is limited to a speed of 40 km/h.
  • Traffic Management will be in place and Visual Message Boards will be placed on the Midland
    Highway and Evandale Road, with a recommended detour via Hobart Road.
  • There will be no disruption to Ambulance Tasmania and the LGH Emergency Department
    during the road closures. Patient and visitor parking will only be affected by way of exiting
    the LGH via Howick Street instead of Cleveland Street. Signage will be provided to
    communicate this minor change.
  • Hospital staff can access car parking from Frankland Street.
  • The modules will be lifted into position on top of the Cleveland St car park by the on-site
    tower crane and installed on the helipad substructure