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Department of State Growth

Tasman Highway road closure near Orford

The Department of State Growth has closed the Tasman Highway at Paradise Gorge, west of Orford, until mid-July 2021, in the interests of public safety due to the risk of rock fall.

Significant progress on rock removal has been made, which has allowed the experts to estimate how much more rock needs to be removed and how long that might take.

It is important to note that the closure may be longer, depending on weather, how the rest of the rock removal and road clearing goes, and the extent of damage to the road and retaining wall.

We recognise the road closure is impacting the community and apologise to everyone affected. Our first priority is the safety of road users and the workers, who are working hard to complete this complex and hazardous work quickly.

Read more on the project page.