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Taroona reseals continue

The asphalt reseal on Channel Highway in Taroona-Kingston is continuing, with the section between Baringa Road and Whitewater Creek starting this week and due to finish on Wednesday, 7 April.

The work will happen at night between 6.30 pm and 6.30 am, so beware of lane closures and disruption if riding, although there may be some daytime work.

Rail trail opponents sent back to drawing board

Opponents of the extension of the North East Rail Trail have had their initial appeals rejected by the state's planning tribunal but have been given extra time to rewrite them.

Two appeals were lodged and both appellants were asked to resubmit them so they complied with directions from the Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal by 22 March.

Following that deadline one appeal remains and the tribunal has given the appellant another seven days to redraft the grounds for appeal.

Bumpiness to be smoothed on Argyle Street bike lanes

The bumpy section of Argyle Street bike lane between Patrick and Tasma streets looks set to be an issue for a couple more weeks.

Tasnetworks has had to dig up the lane to upgrade a substation and still has some work to do before the whole job is finished in late April.

They have been made aware of the problems with the surface of the temporary asphalt fill and have committed to ensuring the final asphalt surface is fit for riding and will try to get the lane rebuilt as soon as they have finished that section.

Protests against Derby logging

Community group Blue Derby Wild organised a protest last weekend against logging happening close to the Krushka trail in the Blue Derby mountain bike network.

The group is also asking riders to take photos of trees, animals and signs of logging as they ride the Krushkas, Dam Busters and Atlas trails and send them in to the website:

Eastern shore roadworks start in Hobart

The government is starting work on first stage of the duplication of the East Derwent Highway on 6 April, between Sugarloaf and Golf Links roads, pushing all traffic onto the current city-bound lanes.

There will be no detour for bicycle riders, so if you are riding on that section you'll be funnelled into the traffic lanes, with a speed limit of 60 km/h.

Stage 1 is expected to take 6 months - more info at

Burnie Council holds up pathway

Burnie Council has voted to write to the state government stating it will not move ahead with work on the Coastal Pathway until the government accepts responsibility for planned erosion control structures.

“THAT Council write to the Minister for State Growth advising that Council will not accept responsibility for the care and management of planned erosion control structures built to enable the Coastal Pathway project (Cooee to Wynyard) and that the project cannot proceed until such time as this issue is resolved to Council’s satisfaction.”