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


Sheffield Road, Acacia Hills - Landslip Repair Works

UPDATE 11/4/2017:

State Growth have advised the Landslip Repair Works have been delayed and will now commence on Tuesday 18 April (Easter Tuesday) and are expected to be complete by Wednesday 10 May 2017.

State Growth apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and will keep residents updated of any further changes to the works.

The following information has been provided by the Department of State Growth:

In late 2016, a landslip occured on Sheffield Road at Acacia Hills between Coles Road and Knox Drive, undermining the south bound lane.

State Growth intend to commence works to repair the slip on Monday, 10 April 2017.  During these works this section of Sheffield Road will be reduced to one lane and traffic lights will be used to control traffic flow.  Concrete barriers will be installed around the work zone and reduced speed limits will be in place.  Delays to the travelling public can be expected and motorists should allow extra time for their journey.

To ensure the safety of road users and construction staff, please obey all signs and speed limits.

For further information regarding these works, please contact Adam Garrigan, State Growth, on 0408 969 702

Bridle Track Road Improvements

Kentish Council has commenced works on Bridle Track Road to improve the road surface on a section of the Bridle Track from the Sheffield Road intersection for approximately 850 metres. Works will include widening the road pavement to accommodate improved table drainage. The pavement will also be strengthened and sealed to remove the existing surface potholes and road failures. It is expected the works will be completed by mid to late April.  Motorists should drive to the road conditions and obey all road signs.

Widening of Back Road, Wilmot

Works are scheduled to commence on 10th April 2017.

Road Closures


Merseylea Road bridge over the Mersey River, Merseylea – The Bridge has been re-opened to traffic.

Beulah Road bridge over the Dasher River –TasSpan have commenced works on site to replace the current temporary bridge.  The bridge will then close on Monday 8th May from 7:30am.  The bridge is expected to be reopened to traffic on Friday 16 June.  Council apologises for the delay and any inconvenience. 

Wilmot Road, Lower Wilmot – A short section of Wilmot Road is restricted to one lane only.  Works to repair the slip commenced on 15th May 2017.


Tasmania Police

State Growth 


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