At a recent meeting of the Mersey Forth Recreation Management Committee they were informed that Hydro Tasmania is undertaking a project to construct a maintenance tunnel in the vicinity of Lake Parangana. The project will be undertaken in two phases:
- Phase 1 – Exploratory drilling – October/November 2020
o Commencing in mid-October 2020 for a period of four weeks, exploratory drilling will be undertaken on site. These works will reduce the Mersey Forest Road down to one lane. Traffic management measures will be in place to ensure safety.
- Phase 2 – Tunnel construction – Q1/Q2 2021
o Tunnel construction will be completed in the first half of 2021. This will include some blasting activities which will require temporary road closure. We will keep communities and interested stakeholders informed about dates and timeframes when they are available.
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