Mersey Forest Road reopens access to Walls of Jerusalem National Park

After nine months Mersey Forest Road, which provides access to the popular Walls of Jerusalem National Park, finally re-opened on Saturday. 

The road was severely damaged in the June 2016 floods, with extensive land slides destroying entire sections of the road. 

Continuing bad weather delayed repairs to the road, which were originally expected to be completed by March. 

Forestry Tasmania advises the Fish River Bridge, about 1.4 kilometres short of the Walls of Jerusalem car park, will be closed for refurbishment until the end of June but a temporary ford will be opened for walkers wishing to access the national park. 

Access to the upper reaches of the road, which provide access to the Lee’s Paddocks and Arm River Track area will remain closed until the bridge repairs are completed. 

The closure of the road, the main access point to the national park, was a hit to local tourism in the area, with businesses in Mole Creek noticing a downturn in custom as walkers went elsewhere. 

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