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Tasman Highway to close for bridge installation

RACT wishes to advise motorists that the Tasman Highway between the Tasman Bridge and Brooker Avenue will be closed from 7pm 12 October 2018 to 6am 15 October 2018.

The road closure is required for the installation of a new all-abilities pedestrian and bicycle bridge, which will enhance the safety of all road users.

During the road closure and installation period, motorists should expect delays of up to 30 minutes and should avoid unnecessary travel in the area.

RACT Executive General Manager, Membership and Community Stacey Pennicott said that the closure of the Tasman Highway, which is a key route into and through the city, will significantly increase traffic on alternate routes such as the Brooker Highway and Domain Highway, as well as onto and off the Glebe and Queens Domain.

“Preparation is key during this period,” Ms Pennicott said.

“If you can, avoid travelling during the road closure period or take an alternate route such as the Bowen Bridge.”

Road users are also reminded to check updated public transport timetables and to leave enough time if travelling to the airport.

Access to the city centre will remain open.

The new bridge is to be completed by 11 November 2018 to align with the Centenary of Armistice.

RACT reminds all road users to stay alert, be courteous to one another and to plan ahead if travelling through the area during this time.

For more information on road closures and the new all-abilities bridge visit: hobartcity.com.au/tasmanbridge

Please note, the City of Hobart has advised that the installation of the new bridge between 12-15 October 2018 has been cancelled and the Tasman Highway will remain open. RACT will inform motorists when a new date has been confirmed.