Roadworks and Road Conditions

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  • All information about planned road works for a specific timeframe is provided below in the Planned Works and Events section.
  • Motorists should be aware of fauna and wandering stock on and near all roads in the Kimberley Region. Drive with caution particularly in the hours between dusk and dawn.
  • Prescribed burning in progress from April through to September, if drift smoke approaches the road drive with caution; lights on and beware of wildlife.
  • Motorists are to drive through mentioned areas below with caution and obey traffic management in place.
  • All road works are carried out during daylight hours unless mentioned otherwise.

 

Planned Works and Events

​LocationEstimated Timeframe​Effect​
​Loch Street, Derby
25 April - 5.00am to 7.00am

​ANZAC March/Dawn Service

  • Temporary Road Closure
  • Detours and traffic management in place with 40km/h speed restrictions  

​Great Northern Highway

Mosquito Creek 145km north of Halls Creek to Halls Creek

​22 April - 5 May

​Shoulder Maintenance

  • Stop slow traffic management in place with speed restrictions of 60 km/h
  • Delays of less than 5 minutes may be experienced

​Great Northern Highway

Intersection of GNH to Wyndham

​26 April - 29 April​​Shoulder Maintenance
  • Stop slow traffic management in place with speed restrictions of 60 km/h
  • Delays of less than 5 minutes may be experienced

​Great Northern Highway

Intersection of Victoria Highway to WA/NT Border

​29 April - 4 May​​​Shoulder Maintenance
  • Stop slow traffic management in place with speed restrictions of 60 km/h
  • Delays of less than 5 minutes may be experienced

Victoria Highway​

ANZAC Hill

 

​25 April 4.30am

​ANZAC Dawn Service

  • Stop/Slow Traffic Management in place with speed restrictions of 40km/h
  • Delays of less than 5 minutes may be experienced

​Victoria Highway

Kununurra Diversion Dam

​September 2016 - September 2017

Height Restrictions

  • Water Corporation has increased the height restriction on the Kununurra Diversion Dam
  • Vehicles in excess of 3.5 metres wide and 6 metres in height (previously 4.5 metres in height) crossing the bridge during daylight hours need to contact one of the contacts below, no later than 1 hour prior to arrival at the bridge.  This will allow time to receive clearance to cross during daylight hours so that traffic is not delayed.

Team Leader, Steve Dessent – 0407 029 342
Operations Manager, Thomas Pearce – 0409 202 056
Water Corporation Call Centre – 13 13 75

Various Locations

Great Northern Highway, Broome Highway/Gubinge Road, Derby Highway, Victoria Highway and the Gibb River Road.

Ongoing

Short term - Road Maintenance (see and fix works)

  • No traffic control required and no delays to be expected
 
​​Gibb River Road -  HIGH CLEARANCE 4WD recommended on all unsealed roads​

West - ​Maintenance Grade - End of Seal to Lennard River 19 - 22 April

East - Maintenance Grade - Pentecost River to Jacks Hole 22 April - 5 May

 

Derby - Lennard River​ -  For Road Closures and Restrictions please Refer to Alerts

Lennard River - Imintji - For Road Closures and Restrictions please Refer to Alerts

Imintji - Mt Barnett - For Road Closures and Restrictions please Refer to Alerts

Mt Barnett to Kalumburu turnoff  -  For Road Closures and Restrictions please Refer to Alerts

Mt Barnett Roadhouse 'Wet Season' hours.

Mon-Fri:  9.00am - 11.00am and 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Sat:  9.00am 12.00pm

Sun:  Closed

Kalumburu Turnoff - Pentecost River - For Road Closures and Restrictions please Refer to Alerts

Pentecost River - Great Northern Highway - For Road Closures and Restrictions please Refer to Alerts

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Local Road Information

Main Roads is responsible for the main road network within Western Australia. Local roads are managed by local government authorities; for information on roadwork's and events affecting local roads, please contact the relevant local government authority:

​Local Government Authority​Contact

 Shire of Broome

www.broome.wa.gov.au

T: (08) 9191 3456

F: (08) 9191 3455
 

​Shire of Derby West Kimberley

www.sdwk.wa.gov.au

​T: (08) 9191 0999

F: (08) 9191 0998

E: sdwk@sdwk.wa.gov.au

Shire of Halls Creek

www.hallscreek.wa.gov.au

​T: (08) 9168 6007

F: (08) 9168 6235

E: hcshire@hcshire.wa.gov.au

Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley

www.swek.wa.gov.au

T: (08) 9168 4100

F: (08) 9168 1798

E: mail@swek.wa.gov.au

Northern Territory Department of Construction and Infrastructure - road reporting service

www.ntlis.nt.gov.au/roadreport  

​T: 1800 246 199
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Modified: 21 Apr 2017