Southern motorists urged to plan ahead for Queen’s Baton Relay event

Motorists have been urged to plan ahead ready for the Queen’s Baton Relay event being held in the State’s south tomorrow.


Motorists may face delays of up to 15 minutes while roads are temporarily closed as the baton relay progresses along the route.


The GOLDOC Committee in conjunction with local governments determined the route.


The cities of Clarence, Glenorchy and Hobart all host segments of the relay at various times throughout the day tomorrow (Friday 9 February).


In particular, there will be road closures on Sandy Bay Road between Marieville Esplanade and Hampden Road commencing from approximately 4:40pm and concluding at 5:00pm (including Davey Street, Byron Street, Gladstone Street and Kirksway Place).


Road closures on Hampden Road, Castray Esplanade and Salamanca Place commencing from approximately 5:00pm and concluding at approximately 5:30pm where a community event is being held at Princes Wharf No.1.


Commander Brett Smith said that motorists were advised to plan their trip ahead so that any delays were minimised.


“We are working closely with the relay’s organisers, local communities and State and Territory police agencies on arrangements for the Queen’s Baton Relay and we’re committed to making the relay a safe, successful and joyous event for all Tasmanians,” he said.


“We understand that closing roads – even for a short period of time – can be disruptive, so we’re asking motorists to plan ahead to make sure that any delays are minimised.

“We’re encouraging people to check out any road closures in advance – and plan their trip accordingly.”


Commander Smith said that there will be a strong and visible police presence on all road and at static events to ensure safety and security of all participants and spectators.


For a full list of affected roads, check out the Tasmania Police Facebook page www.facebook/tas.police or


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