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Bridgewater: Old Main Road is new again

AS major construction on the new Bridgewater Bridge continues, significant traffic changes will take place in Bridgewater from Friday this week and will remain in place until traffic is moved onto the new bridge in 2025. From 7pm this Friday, February 23, initial changes will see the Midland Highway closed

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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

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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 https://bridgewaterbridge.tas.gov.au/current_work/images_and_video Major construction is well under

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Speed limit reduction coming up at Fitzgerald

THE Commissioner for Transport has approved a speed limit reduction on a 1.9km section of Gordon River Rd through Fitzgerald, near Maydena. The current speed limit of 80km/h will be reduced to 70km/h. A Transport Commission spokesperson said the decision to lower the speed limit was made based on the

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New dates for Bridgewater and Granton traffic changes

ROADS Tasmania has announced new dates for upcoming traffic changes around the area of the new Bridgewater Bridge construction sites. The new dates are: A Roads Tasmania spokesperson apologised for any convenience to the original schedule and said updates would be provided of any further changes. The new dates mean:

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Road closures and warnings

LOCAL roads have begun to be affected by flooding, leading to several closures and warnings. Roads closed: Bashan Rd, at Swinging Bridge Highland Lakes Rd, from Poatina Rd to Deloraine Lake Augusta Rd Victoria Valley Rd at Kenmere Creek Bridge Waddamana Rd from the Swinging Bridge Water on the road:

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Highway lane closure at Granton

ONE of the southbound lanes of the Brooker Hwy between the Granton roundabout and Black Snake Rd overpass will be closed for about two weeks from 7pm today (August 15). One lane will remain open to traffic and a 60km/h speed limit will be in place while drilling work is

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Glenora Rd open again as rockwall work continues

GLENORA RD at Plenty has been reopened to through traffic as work continues to repair rockfall netting along the route. The Derwent Valley Council today (Thursday) announced that the work was progressing well and the complete road closure had ended. While the work continues for the rest of the week,

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Bridgewater Bridge closed for the weekend

THE Bridgewater Bridge is closed to all traffic this weekend to allow for essential maintenance to be carried out. Both lanes on the bridge and the navigation channel underneath it are now closed until 6am on Monday, May 30. A spokesperson for the Department of State Growth said one of

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Local warnings: Take care out there

NEW Norfolk High School is closed today due to flooding and police have issued warnings about several local roads in the Derwent Valley after a night of thunder, lightning and heavy rain. A further severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for today. There is water on the road between New

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Safe driving tips from the State Emergency Service

REGARDLESS of whether we are emergency service workers responding to an incident, or a member of the general public going about our business, we all must know how to recognise and avoid hazards whilst driving. A hazard can be any possible source of danger on, or near the road that

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Targa in town tomorrow

DAY 5 of Targa Tasmania will see the fleet make its way from the West Coast tomorrow morning (Friday), passing through the Derwent Valley with competitive stages at Tarraleah and Molesworth, and a mid-morning break at New Norfolk. There will be several road closures between Queenstown and Molesworth throughout the

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