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Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge over Brooker Avenue Road Closure

VEC Civil Engineering on behalf of the City of Hobart is constructing a new, all-abilities pedestrian and bicycle bridge over Brooker Avenue. The main walkway of the bridge was lifted into place at the start of 2019 and the next stage is to install the architectural canopy on the bridge.

Firstly, there will be overnight lane closures in Brooker Avenue to facilitate preliminary works from Monday 16 September to Friday 20 September 2019.

To install the architectural canopy on the bridge, the following road closures will be in place from 7 pm Friday 20 September until 6 am Monday 23 September 2019:

• Brooker Avenue between Bathurst Street and Brisbane Street.

• Bathurst Street between Campbell Street and Brooker Avenue.

• The intersection of Edward Street and Brooker Avenue.

In the event of poor weather, Friday 27 September to Monday 30 September 2019 and Friday 4 October to Monday 7 October 2019 are nominated backup dates for this work to occur.

The road closure and detour routes are detailed in the map attached to this letter.

Key points to note are:

  • Expect delays of at least 15 minutes at peak travel times.
  • Allow extra time for travel and follow the detour signs.
  • Access to the city centre will be available, however there will be a number of detours in place.
  • There will be access to Glebe, the Queens Domain and associated facilities, including Doone Kennedy Hobart Aquatic Centre.
  • The Railway Roundabout will remain in partial operation and will be used as a detour route.
  • Access to and from Edward Street will be via Aberdeen or Glebe streets.
  • To access the Glebe and the Domain, vehicles can turn right at Burnett Street or Warwick Street onto the Brooker, with access via Davenport, Lillie and Scott streets. If going from the city, vehicles should use the Railway Roundabout to head up Liverpool Street and turn left into Aberdeen Street.

Pedestrians travelling between Bathurst Street and the Queens Domain will be unable to cross at the traffic lights at Bathurst Street, and will need to use the Railway Roundabout underpass.

Access to the Menzies Research Centre, TasTAFE and private driveways within Bathurst Street will be maintained and managed by traffic controllers on site.

Pedestrian access via Bathurst Street to TasTAFE and Menzies Research Centre will be unavailable, and access to these facilities will be via alternative routes.

Traffic management measures will also be implemented on the Tasman Highway from

9 pm Friday 20 September until 4 am Saturday 21 September to facilitate movement of the architectural canopy to site. These include:

  • Installation of temporary earthworks.
  • A short delay to motorists while the oversize structure is being moved.
  • Removal of temporary earthworks.

Following successful installation of the main span canopy there will be overnight lane closures in Brooker Avenue and Liverpool Street for completion of overhead works.

These lane closures are scheduled from Monday 23 September to Friday 27 September and Monday 30 September to Friday 4 October 2019 (subject to the canopy structure installation not being delayed).

If you have any questions in regard to any of these works, please contact Project Manager, Tom DeMeillon, at brookerpedestrian@vec.com.au.

Further information can be found at hobartcity.com.au/brookerbridge.


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