Mawbanna’s new lane

Infrastructure. Councillor David Woodward is thankful State Government works at the Mawbanna turnoff are complete. In a bid to improve safety at the intersection, the Bass Highway/Mawbanna junction upgrade included a new right-turn slot from the west-bound lane of the Bass Highway. The addition of the turning lane means traffic needing to pull into Mawbanna …

4 years ago

Tarkine Drive update

Infrastructure. With the onset of winter, the focus on the Tarkine Drive has shifted from sealing to less weather-dependent works. Works include bridgeworks, safety barrier, signage and line marking. The Western Loop past Arthur River and Couta Rocks is now sealed, with large sections of the Eastern Loop also sealed – including Tayatea Road and …

4 years ago

Stanley junction complete

Infrastructure. The Bass Highway/Stanley Junction is all but complete, with only minor finishing touches remaining. The upgrade is part of a $1.5 million project addressing community safety concerns at the intersection. A spokesperson for the Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources said the project, which involved community consultation with key stakeholders including the council, the …

5 years ago
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One-way bridge needs walkway: Cr Popowski

Infrastructure. At Circular Head Council’s monthly meeting on Thursday, Councillor Ashley Popowski started a discussion on the safety and logistics of Arthur River’s one-way bridge. He asked the general manager to lobby the Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources to provide a walkway across the township’s sole bridge. “Congestion [and confusion] is occurring at the …

5 years ago

Both lanes to open on Western Explorer

Infrastructure. The Western Explorer Road is on track to be fully opened – both lanes – before Easter. The Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources has been working towards having a single lane open as soon as possible, but now expects a seamless transition to two lanes is possible within the timeframe – weather permitting. …

5 years ago

Western Explorer works

Update. One lane of the Western Explorer Road is expected to be open to traffic by late March, as reconstruction works to repair a section of the road that slipped away in heavy rainfall near completion. The works, undertaken by the Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources, include lowering the road to reduce the risk …

5 years ago

Western Explorer works

Roads. The Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources is progressing the reconstruction of the section of the Western Explorer Road affected by a landslip last year. The design strategy includes lowering the road to reduce the risk of future landslip and rebuilding the road up gradually in layers. DIER has stated it is committed to …

5 years ago
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New speed limit on gravel roads

Safety. As of February 1, a new speed limit applies to all gravel roads in Tasmania. Unless otherwise sign posted, the maximum speed limit on gravel roads is now 80km/h. In some instances the new limit may be too fast and drivers are urged to drive to the conditions and slow down to a more …

5 years ago

Western Explorer update

Roads. Further to last week’s article on the closure of Western Explorer Road due to a landslip, a Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources spokesperson has said geotechnical and environmental investigations are taking place. “We hope to be in a better position to determine the best way forward – and a more certain timeframe – …

5 years ago

Western Explorer shut for summer

Tourism. Councillor Ashley Popowski says he is appalled at the length of time it will take to repair damage caused by a recent landslip on Western Explorer Road. “It’s astounding and disgraceful that it will be five more months, our peak tourism season, before we can expect the Western Explorer to be repaired and reopened,” …

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