Roadworks and Road Conditions

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Our Travel Map provides incident, roadwork, event and traffic camera information to assist you in planning your journey.

  • Note that during the wet season (Nov-Apr) conditions change rapidly, caution must be exercised at all times.  Floodways and creek crossings may rise and fall without notice.
  • 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.
  • Bushfires are currently being experienced across the region.  Motorists are reminded to drive with caution as visibility may be affected.  Turn your headlights on, exercise caution and drive to conditions.
  • 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

Planned works and events

​LocationEstimated timeframe​Effect​

​Gubinge Road ​ ​

Road Reserve

​28 August 2017 - 1 February 2018

Water Corporation pipe works being laid in road reserve

  • Traffic Management in place

​Gibb River Road

High Clearance 4WDs recommended on all unsealed roads

​Great Northern Highway ​ ​

​Laura Bridge 55km south west of Halls Creek​7 December - 18 December

Bridge Guardrail Repair

  • Stop/slow traffic management in place using temporary traffic signals with speed restrictions to 40 km/h
  • Delays of up to 15 minutes may be experienced

​Victoria Highway ​ ​

Kununurra Diversion Dam

​September 2017 - September 2018

Height Restrictions

  • Water Corporation has increased the height restriction on the Kununurra Diversion Dam
  • Please visit our HVS Updates page for heavy vehicle information

​Various locations

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

​Ongoing

Short term - Road Maintenance

  • 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 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: 14 Dec 2017