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The Project is part of the Hobart City Deal and is jointly funded by the Australian and Tasmanian Governments.

Survey works

We will be doing engineering surveys and geotechnical investigations around three bridges in New Town: at Risdon Road, Tower Road and New Town Rivulet, as part of early work on the Northern Suburbs Transit Corridor.

We will be doing engineering surveys and geotechnical investigations around these bridges over a 10-week period, from Tuesday, 17 May 2022 until late July 2022. These works will involve drilling boreholes, test pitting and site assessments.

We will work during the day and turn off machines when not in use to reduce noise.

There  there may be some additional traffic around the Risdon Road overpass from trucks entering and leaving the sites.

Intercity Cycleway closure and detours

We have finished drilling in the rail corridor and will start in the cycleway on Monday, 20 June 2022.

For safety reasons, the section of the cycleway between Albert Road, Moonah and Bay Road, New Town will be closed with detours in place from Monday, 20 June 2022 until Friday, 8 July 2022.

Signage and additional infrastructure such as kerb ramps will be installed, clearly marking the route.

Click to view the Intercity Cycleway alternative routes map in full size.

Intercity Alternative Cycling Routes

Alternative Route 1 (blue) will accommodate pedestrians and cyclists.

Alternative Route 2 (green) is designed to be more accessible for people using mobility devices as it follows sealed pathways, has better lighting and safer road crossings.

Bridge investigations

We will need to close a single lane of Tower Road, New Town to allow bridge investigations in July 2022.

We will provide an update about these works soon.

1Condition Assessment Report

Last year, a condition assessment looked at the existing corridor and investigated the current condition of the existing infrastructure and site conditions to provide the project team with an understanding of the required next steps. The condition assessment identified the need to replace three bridges in the New Town area at Risdon Road, Tower Road and New Town Rivulet.

You can download the Condition Assessment Report below

Northern Suburbs Transit Corridor - Condition Assessment Report

Northern Suburbs Transit Corridor - Condition Assessment Report Appendices (large file)

If you have any questions about the project, please contact us at info@stategrowth.tas.gov.au