East Derwent Hwy


East Derwent Hwy at Bowen bridge

May 2015. A State Government road project to construct a new slip lane from the East Derwent Hwy (which will eliminate a right hand turn for southbound riders and drivers at the intersection of the East Derwent Hwy and Bowen Bridge) includes cycle-friendly design. A wide shoulder has been incorporated on the slip lane for southbound riders while a turning bay has been provided for riders heading for the Bowen Bridge. For riders heading towards the eastern shore on the Bowen Bridge a green lane has been installed across the slip lane to alert drivers to the presence of cyclists.

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Green slip lane at Bowen BridgeW

Risdon Brook Dam to get new link path

May 07. A new path has been funded to connect Risdon Vale to Risdon Brook Dam and will be constructed in the new year. Member for Pembroke, Allison Ritchie, announced $250,000 government funding for the pathway which will be constructed alongside Grasstree Hill Road, with Clarence City Council contributing $50,000 and managing the project. The new walkway will join up to the existing walkway at Lantana Road and run for about a kilometre along Grasstree Hill Road as far as the roundabout on the East Derwent Highway.
“The locals at Risdon Vale have been campaigning for more than ten years to have a path like this built,” Ms Ritchie said. “This will provide a wonderful addition to the Risdon Brook Dam area allowing people better access to a popular part of southern Tasmania. This is really a beautiful area and I hope this path will encourage more people to visit the dam and spend time here.”