Roadworks on the Lyell Highway this month

THE Department of State Growth is carrying out two projects on the Lyell Highway this month: between Sorell Creek and Gretna, and at Bronte Park.

Tree works will be under way on the highway between Sorell Creek and Gretna from Wednesday, September 13, until Friday, September 22. There will be a reduced speed limit and lane closures during the working hours of 7am to 5pm.

The department is repairing the deck of the Nive River bridge on the Lyell Hwy about 2km north-west of the Marlborough Rd intersection this week. There will be a reduced speed limit and frequent lane closures during the working hours of 7am to 5 pm.

This Thursday, September 14, the department will close the bridge to all traffic from 1-5 pm to allow concrete repairs to set. “Road users are advised to detour via Fourteen Mile Rd during the bridge closure or avoid the area if possible. Fourteen Mile Rd is unsealed so road users are reminded to drive to the conditions if using this detour” a spokesperson said. “The detour should not significantly increase travel times for those travelling to the West Coast or Hobart, but anyone travelling to Bronte Park from the west should allow up to an extra 40 minutes.”

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