Roadworks at the New Norfolk Bridge roundabout

Working hours extended on roundabout roadworks

WORKING hours at the Montagu St roundabout near the New Norfolk Bridge will be extended from tomorrow (Monday) to take advantage of the school holiday period to try to complete the project in less time.

The original plan to carry out the road surface repairs between 7am and 6pm was quickly reconsidered when the first few days of work at the start of last month resulted in traffic congestion stretching more than a kilometre in all directions at times.

The hours of work were reduced to 9am-2.30pm in order to avoid the peak traffic times before and after school, but with school holidays now in effect for two weeks it has been decided to extend the roadworks between 7am and 3.30pm on a trial basis. Motorists continue to be reminded to expect delays of up to 15 minutes when travelling through the work site.

Roadworks at the New Norfolk Bridge roundabout
Roadworks at the roundabout at the top of the New Norfolk Bridge.

“We will be trialling longer working hours during the school holidays while there is less traffic on the road, so we can finish the project sooner,” a Roads Tasmania spokesman said in a Facebook post. “From Monday, 6 July, we will try working from 7am–3.30 pm. “

“We will assess the traffic throughout the day, and if it doesn’t cause a significant impact, we will continue with the changed working hours until school goes back. Thank you for your patience while we finish these essential upgrades.”

Brooker Hwy – Granton: From July 6-16 there will be drainage works carried out at the Black Snake Rd and Brooker Hwy interchange. There will be a reduced speed limit with occasional lane closures during working hour between 9.30am and 3pm.

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