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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Speed limit reductions proposed on local roads

THE public has been invited to have its say on proposed speed limit reductions on two Derwent Valley Council-owned roads. The council is investigating lower speed limits for the length of Glenora Rd between New Norfolk and Bushy Park, and for Cawthorns Lane connecting Macquarie Plains and Rosegarland. The council

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Christmas parade road closure

DERWENT VALLEY COUNCILChristmas Parade – Road Closure Streets around the centre of New Norfolk will be closed this Saturday (December 14) for the annual Christmas Parade and Rotary Christmas Fair. The following streets will all be closed between 10am and 2.30pm. High St will be closed from Stephen St to

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Fatal car crash at Glenfern

A YOUNG German man was killed in a single-vehicle crash at Glenfern this morning. Police say the car he was driving collided with a tree. Senior Constable Adam Hall said the crash had occurred at about 11.30am when the man was driving a red 2000-model Mazda 323 sedan on a

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Glenora Rd reconstruction under way

WORK started recently on the long-awaited upgrading of Glenora Rd between New Norfolk and Bushy Park, which is expected to continue until mid-March next year. Initial works include the removal of trees along the route that have been deemed dangerous, as well as concrete works and stormwater installation at Bushy

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