Monday, February 13, 2017

Police ping roadworks speedsters

POLICE issued nine speeding tickets to drivers passing through roadworks near Hamilton early last week. Sergeant Terry McCulloch of Tasmania Police said nine speeding infringements were issue at a roadworks site on the Lyell Hwy, Hamilton, on Tuesday morning.

The alleged infringements were detected in a period of 90 minutes. "Two drivers were detected in excess of 90km/h in the reduced 60km/h zone - the highest speed being 92km/h," Sgt McCulloch said. “This is a disappointing result having regard to the recent road safety campaign linked to roadworks sites,” he said.

“Not only is this behaviour potentially dangerous to the roadworks and other road users, it often causes damage to the roadworks and extends work periods in those areas. Motorists are reminded to always obey speed limits in roadworks sites – it’s for their safety and the safety of road workers,” Sgt McCulloch said.

ROADWORKS ROUNDUP
BOYER RD: Shoulder repairs are being carried out along Boyer Rd between New Norfolk and Bridgewater from Tuesday Thursday this week (February 14-16) with a reduced speed limit in place and frequent lane closures between 8.30am and 4.30.pm. Work also continues on the Serenity Drive intersection between 7am and 5pm until March 20.

HAMILTON: Major reconstruction continues on the Lyell Hwy between Hollow Tree Rd and Hamilton. A reduced speed limit applies, with frequent lane closures during working hours between 7am and 6pm until February 23.

OUSE:  There will be frequent lane closures and delays of up to 15 minutes while work continues on the reconstruction of a 2.5km section of the highway leading to Ouse. Works are being carried out between 7am and 7pm, with a 60km/h speed limit in force. Sealing has started and February 14 is the scheduled completion date.

BRONTE: Repairs are also being carried out at the junction of the Lyell Hwy and Marlborough Rd near Bronte, until February 28. Between 8am and 4.30pm there is a reduced speed limit with frequent lane closures.

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