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Snow closes local roads and schools

SEVERAL Derwent Valley schools are closed today due to road conditions making travel unsafe. Bothwell District High, Collinsvale Primary and Molesworth Primary are among the 12 schools closed statewide. Police warn motorists to use caution when driving on elevated roads which have the potential to be affected by the current

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Roadworks at the New Norfolk Bridge roundabout
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Working hours extended on roundabout roadworks

WORKING hours at the Montagu St roundabout near the New Norfolk Bridge will be extended from tomorrow (Monday) to take advantage of the school holiday period to try to complete the project in less time. The original plan to carry out the road surface repairs between 7am and 6pm was

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More work on the Lyell Highway

ROAD surface repairs at Lawitta just outside New Norfolk are scheduled to take place from today until July 5. The Department of State Growth says repairs to the Lyell Hwy surface will be carried out between 7am and 5pm, with a reduced speed limit and frequent road closures. Construction works

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Rethink on roadworks at the roundabout

Wednesday night’s New Norfolk traffic snarl. WORKING hours on the roadworks near the New Norfolk bridge would be reduced in order to reduce traffic congestion, the Department of State Growth announced yesterday. Following feedback from the community, we have changed the working hours for this project to 9 am–2.30 pm,

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Avoid the bridge if you can

Cars queued in Blair St this evening. TRAFFIC has been banking up in all directions from the New Norfolk Bridge yesterday and today as work started on repairs to the road surface around the roundabout. At the time of writing, there are queues in all directions as motorists attempt to

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Hazardous roads reported

POLICE advise motorists to drive according to the road conditions, allow a safe distance between other vehicles and take extreme care due to snow and ice on certain roads around the state.Local road hazards as of 9.23am, Tuesday, June 9:Hazardous roads – Derwent Valley/HighlandsHighland Lakes Rd from Barren Tier to MienaLyell

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Roundabout roadworks coming up

LANE closures and a reduced speed limit will be in force at the roundabout at the New Norfolk Bridge from June to August while essential roadworks are carried out. After repeated attempts to patch the several failures in the road surface surrounding the roundabout near St Brigid’s Catholic School, the

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Free buses until May 31

FREE bus travel throughout Tasmania has been extended until the end of May to allow passengers more time to register for cashless payments. Infrastructure and Transport minister Michael Ferguson said the current arrangements for cashless buses and a bus fare amnesty had been extended to Sunday, May 31. These arrangements

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Free buses for a fortnight

ALL bus services across Tasmania will be free-of-charge for the next two weeks following a decision to change to a cashless payment system to help reduce to spread of coronavirus. This includes Metro services and O’Driscoll Coaches’ Derwent Valley Link. The Department of State Growth has announced that all bus

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Hobart Rd repairs start today

CONSTRUCTION work is scheduled to start in New Norfolk today to improve the section of Hobart Rd between the Lachlan Creek Bridge and the entrance to Tynwald Park. The Department of State Growth says this work will continue until about March 27. “The Tasmanian Government is funding essential road maintenance

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Reader’s letter: Glen Dhu bridges

New bridge at 370 Glen Dhu Rd. I am writing in relation to community safety, the two replacement bridges at 370 and 420 Glen Dhu Rd, Molesworth, which do not have any safety barriers or reinforced concrete bollards. I have written to the Derwent Valley Council, about this matter twice

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Fairview roadworks to resume

WORK on the second stage of the upgrading of Britten St and part of Benjamin Tce at Fairview is expected to resume next week. The Derwent Valley Council last year engaged Stabilised Pavements of Australia (SPA) to upgrade Britten St, Benjamin Terrace from Back River Rd to Fairfax Tce, Matheson

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