"The Tasmanian Government is funding essential road maintenance work on the Lyell Hwy/Hobart Rd to the east of the Lachlan Bridge in New Norfolk," the department announced in a statement last week. "This work will strengthen and improve the condition of the road for all users."
Work on the 200m section of road will include sections of road resurfacing and localised repairs, and will be carried out between 7am and 7pm, Monday to Saturday. Lane closures and temporary speed limit reductions will be in place but the department says one lane of traffic will be open at all times. "Road users should allow up to 15 minutes extra if travelling through the work site. Please keep to speed limits and follow the directions of traffic controllers and signs," a spokesman said.
The department has also been carrying out preparatory work for improvements to a longer section of Hobart Rd from Glebe Rd to Molesworth Rd.
The Lyell Hwy has been a hive of activity all summer, for works including:
- Weed control between Granton and New Norfolk, from November 19 until Febuary 27
- Reconstruction between Hamilton and Ouse, from December 9 until May 1
- Line marking between New Norfolk and Rosegarland, and at Hamilton, from December 9 until February 14
- Shoulder grading between Ouse and Derwent Bridge, from January 27 until February 28
- Reconstruction between Tarraleah and the Nive River Bridge, from February 3 until March 31
- Line marking between Victoria Valley Rd and Lake Repulse Rd, Ouse, from February 3-9
- Investigation work near the Bridgewater Bridge and surrounds, from January 20 to February 7