Temporary Traffic Changes in Bridgewater
by Brighton Council
Short-term traffic changes will soon take place in Bridgewater as part of the New Bridgewater Bridge project.
From mid-February, northbound traffic on the Midland Highway will use Old Main Road and a new Midland Highway on-ramp to travel north. Motorists travelling south through Bridgewater will continue to use the southbound lane of the Midland Highway.
These temporary traffic changes allow for the construction of the northern approach to the new bridge, reconstruction of Boyer Road to tie into the new Boyer Road underpass, and construction of the new Midlands Highway off-ramp into Bridgewater.
Boyer Road between Old Main Road and the Midland Highway will be closed. Boyer Road motorists travelling to Hobart will need to turn left onto Old Main Road and onto the new Midland Highway on-ramp to the Cove Hill roundabout in order to then travel south, or along the East Derwent Highway.
Two-way traffic, and a left turn only onto the Midland Highway, will remain in place for motorists using the new Gunn Street off-ramp. The Midland Highway southbound bus stop will remain in place just south of the Gunn Street intersection, while the northbound bus stop will be temporarily located on Old Main Road, opposite the access to McDonalds.
These changes will take effect following nightworks that will include the relocation of traffic barriers, removal of existing traffic islands and fencing, as well as line-marking.
While some minor changes will be introduced in later stages, these arrangements will mostly be in place until traffic is switched onto the New Bridgewater Bridge in 2025.