Roadworks and Road Conditions

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  • Be aware of fauna and wandering stock on and near all roads i​n 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.
  • 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.
Baiting Notice

1080 baiting is part of an integrated pest management program to protect livestock from death and injury within WA.

The poison baits remain toxic for many months, and are used by pastoralists throughout our state. Signage may not be in the immediate vicinity and can be weather damaged, removed or destroyed.

Please ensure you take caution when stopping along the roadside, rest areas and parking bays and protect your domestic pets from poison baits by keeping them on a lead, close to you and under control at all times.

If poisoning occurs, please seek immediate veterinary assistance.

 

Driving the Gibb River Road and other roads in the Kimberley

Be roadwork aware - slow down and take care

Planned works and events

​LocationEstimated timeframe​Effect​

Gibb River Road

Ellenbrae Station to El Questro Station

High clearance 4WDs recommended on all unsealed roads​

​17 - 30 June

Maintenance Grading

  • Mobile works
  • No impact on traffic

Gibb River Road

28 km from Derby for approximately 30 km

High clearance 4WDs recommended on all unsealed roads​

​26 June  - 14 November

Road re-construction - Side Track

  • Stop slow traffic management in place with speed restrictions of 60 km/h
  • Delays of less than 10 minutes may be experienced

Gibb River Road

From Derby Highway for 12 km

High clearance 4WDs recommended on all unsealed roads​

​26 - 30 JuneShoulder Maintenance
  • Stop slow traffic management in place with speed restrictions of 60 km/h
  • Delays of less than 5 minutes may be experienced

​Gibb River Road

From Derby Highway intersection to Mt Barnett

​26-27 June

Litter Collection

  • Mobile works - mainly in bays and pull off areas
  • No impact on traffic
  • Voluntary work - West Kimberley Academy - Clontarf Foundation

Great Northern Highway

Between Roebuck Roadhouse and Willare Roadhouse

​29 May - 30 June

Culvert Extension Works

  • Possible stop/slow traffic management in placed with speed restrictions of 40 km/h.
  • Delays of less than 10 minutes may be experienced.

Great Northern Highway

Derby Highway turnoff to Fitzroy Crossing

​24 June - 1 July​Roadside ​Slashing
  • Mobile works
  • No impact on traffic

Great Northern Highway

Derby Highway turnoff to Fitzroy Crossing

​26 May - 30 June

Shoulder Maintenance​

  • Stop slow traffic management in place with speed restrictions of 60 km/h
  • Delays of less than 10 minutes may be experienced

​Great Northern Highway

5 km north of Halls Creek

​16 - 30 June

Shoulder Widening

  • Stop slow traffic management in place with speed restrictions of 60 km/h

​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

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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 aut

hority:

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: 27 Jun 2017