Road Closure and Bus Stops Relocation

Kingborough Council will close a section of Channel Highway from John Street to Hutchins Street on Tuesday 28 February for approximately 10 weeks (see detailed map).

The upgrades will allow for future growth, improve pedestrian access for all, provide enhanced cycling capabilities, new green areas throughout the CBD and the possibility for outdoor dining opportunities for cafes and restaurants.

Closing this section of the road for 10 weeks will save costs and speed up construction work on the upgrade.

Although traffic will be restricted, pedestrians will have access to all the businesses and services on the Channel Highway during construction.

Traffic will be able to travel around the CBD via Goshawk Way, John Street and Church Street. (please see map)


During the upgrade of the Channel Highway, there will be alternative bus stops opened on Goshawk Way, for both inbound and outbound commuters who use the Kingston Central bus stops (please see map).

Commuters who want to travel on Metro bus routes 407, 408, 409, 427, 428, 429, 410, 411, 412, 413, 415, 416, 417, 422, and X08 from Tuesday 28 February, will need to use temporary bus stops installed on Goshawk Way.

Anyone wishing to travel on a Tassielink Transit to and from Huon Valley or Hobart (routes 710, 711, 712, 714, 715, 716, 718, 719) who catch the bus from Channel Hwy main bus stop will also need to catch the buses on Goshawk Way from Tuesday 28 February.

If you travel to and from Kingston High School via a Wisby bus and normally use the Kingston Central bus stops, you will need to get on and off these buses on Goshawk Way, via the temporary bus stops.

Information and maps will be available at both the bus stops which will be relocated.

The bus shelters on Channel Highway will be removed on Monday 27 February and relocated to the temporary bus stops on Goshawk Way.

Both these shelters have seating inside them for commuters.

Pedestrians are advised that there are 6 pedestrian refuges along Goshawk Way including:
Please see map
• At Channel Highway/Freeman Street roundabout
• Near junction of Pardalote Parade
• Near junction of Sparrowhawk Street
• Near junction of Skipper Lane and outbound bus stop
• Near inbound bus stop
• At Huon Highway/Goshawk Way roundabout

Council apologises in advance for any inconvenience and asked for the community’s patience as we embark on upgrading the CBD.
All inquiries can be sent to or by calling 6211 8200.