Campbell Street Works Mark Final Crane Lift

The first of the two tallest cranes to grace Hobart's skyline will finish up on the RHH Redevelopment site this weekend after conducting about 15 000 lifts.

The dismantling of the crane will make way for the installation of a walkway to connect K-and A-Blocks.

RHH Redevelopment Project Director, Ben Moloney, advised that the Managing Contractor had received Hobart City Council approval to close a section of Campbell Street to allow for the safe removal of the crane.

“A mobile crane is required to dismantle the tower crane and will then lift the walkway into place.

“To ensure the safety of drivers, Campbell Street between Liverpool and Collins Streets will be closed to all traffic from 6.00 am on Saturday, 9 February 2019 until 7 pm on Monday, 11 February 2019,” Mr Moloney said.

Mr Moloney said that it was important that drivers understood the temporary changes to traffic conditions and could plan alternative arrangements early.

“Drivers are encouraged to take alternative routes over the weekend if they are travelling between the northern and southern suburbs to avoid delays,” Mr Moloney said.

Mr Moloney said that this included entering the city via North Hobart and using the Brooker Highway and Davey Street to travel south,” Mr Moloney said.

“We appreciate the patience and support of commuters and the community while these essential works for the new K-Block are completed,” Mr Moloney said.

Mr Moloney said that the Managing Contractor had sought the necessary Council approvals for the temporary road closure and was communicating with neighbours and key stakeholders about the works.

Tower crane one was installed in late July 2017.

The two Jaso J438PA luffing cranes that have helped build K-Block, can reach a height of around 120 metres and have the capacity to lift up to 32 tonnes.

08 Feb 2019