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Midland Hwy, Symmons Plains - Poormans Creek BridgeNorthbound Lane Intermittent Traffic Diversion - Through Week Ending 21 June 2013
As part of current road works at Symmons Plains, Northbound traffic will be intermittently diverted to a side road beside Poormans Creek Bridge at Symmons Plains during working hours through the week ending 21 June 2013. Traffic will be returned to normal operation outside working hours. This diversion is part of preparations for the reconstruction of Poormans Creek Bridge through July and August. Your safety is important please observe all signs and directions.
Formby Road Off Ramp - Bridge Joint Replacement
Delays are expected on the Bass Highway during June due to bridge joint replacement work on the Formby Road Bridge and Off-ramp. The project is necessary bridge maintenance works to improve the overall safety of the bridge and off-ramp. Works are programmed for 25 June 2013 and will be completed in 1 night, in accordance with an approved traffic plan. The bridge will be closed on the night of works from 6:30pm to 6:30am.
Traffic will be diverted from the Bass Highway via Stony Rise Road or Berrigan Road to Miandetta or via William Street to Devonport. High productivity/high mass limit vehicles travelling from the east will not be able to access Devonport. Access from the West remains unaffected.
Work will be weather dependant and variable message boards in the area will provide advance notice of the exact dates that work will be completed. Short delays can be expected in the vicinity of the road works. Your safety is important so please drive with care and obey the traffic signs and other directions.
East Derwent Highway - Cassidys Road to Baskerville Road Upgrade
Delays are expected on East Derwent Highway as road alignment works are being completed in the vicinity of Cassidys Road Junction. The contractor is undertaking final sealing, line marking and guard fencing and it is anticipated works will be completed in June 2013, weather permitting.
Temporary Speed Limit Reduction At Grove, Huon Highway
A temporary speed limit of 80kmh now applies on a 3km section of the Huon Highway at Grove in southern Tasmania. The Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources has recently identified an issue of loose stones at some locations, particularly the overtaking lanes, on the highway. The temporary speed limit of 80kmh has been introduced while DIER is working with its resurfacing contractor to address the issue. However a final solution cannot be put in place until the weather becomes warm enough to allow permanent repairs.
Until the permanent repairs are undertaken, DIER has arranged for its contractor to undertake additional sweeping of loose stone on a regular basis. Motorists are advised to adhere to the 80kmh speed limit and keep a safe distance from other vehicles during this time. Warning signage through fixed signs as well as variable message boards has also been put in place. If you require further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Statewide Bridge Joint Replacement Program
36 of the State's bridges are being refurbished as part of a $1.2m State Government funded program. These include nine bridges in the North, 14 in the South and 13 in the North-West. The bridge upgrades are being undertaken by Downer EDI Pty Ltd and commence on 3 April 2013 until the end of June, weather permitting. Below is a program of scheduled work dates. Variable message boards in the vicinity of works will have the latest information about the bridge works for motorists.