COMPLETE closure of the Bridgewater Bridge will occur at multiple times this weekend while additional steel beams are installed as part of ongoing maintenance. The Department of State Growth advises there will be short closures for up to 15 minutes between 7am and 5pm today (Saturday) and tomorrow. Between these closures, traffic will be let through with a reduced speed limit of 40 km/h.
Road users are encouraged to detour via the New Norfolk, Bowen or Tasman bridges as appropriate, or if travelling over the Bridgewater Bridge, allow for delays of up to 25 minutes.
“If possible, works will be completed in one day, but closures are likely to be needed on both days,” a spokesperson said “These works are highly dependent on weather conditions, so it is also possible that the work may be extended or postponed at short notice.
“At all other times, the works will continue between 7am and 5pm from Monday to Sunday, until they’re completed in May. During these times, there is unlikely to be any impact on traffic other than a reduced speed limit. Road users should allow eight minutes extra for their journeys.
“This essential maintenance will ensure the bridge remains safe and operational until the new Bridgewater Bridge is constructed in 2024. Road users are reminded to keep to posted speed limits and follow the directions of traffic controllers and signs. We recognise this work will cause some inconvenience and thank road users for their patience.”
More information is available on the road closures and delays page at www.transport.tas.gov.au, or the RoadsTas Facebook page.