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Mud Walls Secondary Road Reinstatement

Background

The Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources has commenced work to improve the surface of a 10.2km section of road at the northern end of Mud Wall Secondary Road, extending north from the railway crossing near Wallaby Rivulet culvert to Ringwood Creek culvert.

Funding

$8m under the State Government Community Roads Program.

The Proposed Works

The project will result in safer travel, an improved pavement surface and better drainage to protect the road through this section.  The works are confined to the current road alignment and are designed to be completed in two sections. This matches the previous reinstatement and safety works along Mud Walls Road, invested in by the State Government since 2004.
 
Section 1: Railway Crossing at Colebrook to Lovely Banks Junction

  • Improvements to drainage
  • Road pavement and sealing works (no widening) on this 2.5kms section of road
Section 2: Lovely Banks Junction to Ringwood Creek Culvert
  • Improvements to drainage
  • Full reinstatement works on this 7.7km section of road, including widening and improvements to the shoulders and verge.

Heritage and environment values have been carefully considered before works commence and managed during construction.

Timing

The project commenced construction in March 2012 with planned completion in late January 2013.

Current Status - December 2012

  • The contract has been awarded to Andrew Walter Construction.
  • Current works include:
    - Reclaiming of 6km is now complete,
    - An asphalt overlay onto the widened road is complete to 6.5km,
    - Sealing now complete to 5km,
    - And installation of guard fence, line marking and guideposts.
  • The speed limit throughout the construction site is reduced and is being enforced.  Motorists should take care to obey all traffic signs throughout the construction site.

 

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Further Information

Phone:     03 6233 5298
Email:     dier@dier.tas.gov.au

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