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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Fire refuge closes as immediate danger passes

WITH the reopening of roads and the Lachlan bushfire downgraded to Watch and Alert status, the New Norfolk Salvation Army has closed its refuge centre but is prepared to reopen the Hamilton Rd facility if needed. At the height of the bushfire emergency this evening, the Tasmania Fire Service recommended

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Tenders called for Bridgewater Bridge works

The 2016 design for the new crossing at Bridgewater, alongsidethe existing bridge. TENDERS have been called for geotechnical investigations to assist with detailed design options for the replacement Bridgewater Bridge. Deputy Prime Minister and Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the Australian and Tasmanian Governments

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Road weather warning

Bureau of Meteorology Tasmania Road Weather Alert for Tasmaniafor Western, Central Plateau, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts Issued at 10:04 am on Tuesday 20 August 2019. Reduced visibility in heavy rain will make road conditions dangerous during Tuesday in parts of the Western, Central Plateau, Upper Derwent

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Man dies in Lyell Hwy accident

POLICE are seeking witnesses to a crash on the Lyell Hwy just out of New Norfolk earlier today. Senior Constable Keenan of Tasmania Police said the single-vehicle accident had occurred at about 1pm today and resulted in the closure of the highway for about five hours. “The crash has occurred

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Bridle Track closed for six weeks

A temporary traffic light has controlled a lane-closure onMolesworth Rd in recent months. THE section of Molesworth Rd known locally as the “Bridle Track” is scheduled to be closed for six weeks from today. The road has been partially closed for some months since it was discovered that heavy rain

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Crash closes Lyell Highway

POLICE have closed the Lyell Highway between Granton and New Norfolk due to what they describe as a “significant crash” near Sorell Creek. The highway will be closed until further notice and police advise that all traffic should avoid the area, using Boyer Rd as an alternative route. 3.45PM UPDATE:

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Road works at Lachlan

COUNCIL crews will be carrying out works at Lachlan Rd, Lachlan, just before Illabrook Rd, tomorrow (Monday). The intention is to install barriers to limit further earth movement where there have been several rockfalls recently. Water-filled barriers will be placed along a stretch of just over 20 metres of road

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Roadworks later this week

REDUCED speed limits and lane closures will be in place for roadworks at two locations in the Derwent Valley this week. The Department of State Growth has advised that maintenance will be carried out on Gordon River Rd from Westerway to National Park from Wednesday to Friday this week, between

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