Bridgewater Bridge construction at Granton

Rubberneckers urged to keep moving

MOTORISTS have been urged to help keep traffic moving at the Bridgewater Bridge construction site by avoiding the temptation to stop or unneccesarily slow down to view the latest work. Instead, the Department of State Growth recommends watching the latest fly-through videos online at

Major construction is well under way and the department says drivers should allow extra time when travelling through the project area, from the East Derwent Highway roundabout in Bridgewater through to the Brooker Highway at Granton.

“Some minor delays and intermittent road closures may occur on roads and highways throughout the project site during off peak times to facilitate construction activities,” a spokesperson said. “Concrete barriers have been placed on the Brooker Hwy, Lyell Hwy and Midland Hwy to separate traffic from our workers and traffic has been reduced to one lane in each direction with a reduced speed limit.

In another change to traffic conditions, southbound motorists on the Granton causeway must now give way to traffic on the Lyell Hwy roundabout. The Department of State Growth urges drivers to follow all signage and any instructions given by traffic controllers when travelling through the site. 

Picture: Progress on the construction of the new Bridgewater Bridge, viewed from the southern side looking northward.

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  1. They need to train the controllers like the woman on Thursday afternoon 19th Oct (4.30pm ish) with the long brown hair waving her arms around and startling drivers unnecessarily approaching the underpass at Granton where 40km/h signage is. Completely confused several cars that passed her, making us stop rapidly … and no idea why she did so! Accident waiting to happen with this woman.

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