Allow more time when travelling to town

MOTORISTS have been urged to allow extra time when travelling to Hobart next week while night works are carried out on the Brooker Highway. Resurfacing work will be done on the stretch of highway between the Claremont Link Road overpass and the Berriedale overpass at night from 6.30pm to 6am from January 14 to 23.

A Department of State Growth spokesperson said the work would include lane closures and reduced speed limits. Motorists are advised to allow about 15 minutes extra travel time.

“These works are part of the Department of State Growth’s resurfacing program for 2023-24 to keep the road network well maintained and safe,” the spokesperson said. “While we will make every effort to keep to scheduled work dates, these works are extremely weather dependent and are subject to change. Please remember to follow the direction of traffic controllers and signs and keep to the posted speed limit.”

Motorists have also been reminded about the need to allow extra time when travelling through the Bridgewater Bridge project area, from the East Derwent Highway roundabout in Bridgewater through to the Lyell and Brooker highways in 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 new temporary roundabout is in place on the Brooker Highway and all through-traffic has been switched onto the new Lyell Highway alignment.

A section of Black Snake Rd is closed and Main Rd traffic is being temporarily directed along George St for about three months to travel north or south on the Brooker Highway. There will be some traffic changes on the northern side of the river next month.

  • To find out more about the new Bridgewater Bridge Project (and see video updates), click here.
  • A full list of upcoming roadworks around the state can be found here.

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