Gibb River Road - El Questro

 

Current Status

The Gibb River Road is a gravel road approximately 660 kilometres in length, and connects Derby to Wyndham to Kununurra.  It provides access for numerous aboriginal, remote communities, tourist, pastoralist and resource development.

Tourism numbers are increasing each year with significant tourism development along the entire length of the road.  Greater demand for longer periods of access along the road is being experienced and was named the 'Ultimate Road Trip' by the Lonely Plant in 2014.

The aim of the following project was to improve serviceability by reducing road closures and improving freight efficiency, road safety and vehicle operating costs.

 

About the Projects

El Questro – Wyndham - Great Northern Highway 2012-2013

Roadworks included:

  • Formation and alignment improvement;
  • Pavement sealing; and
  • Floodway and culvert construction of remaining 18 km of un-sealed pavement from the El Questro turnoff to the Wyndham Great Northern Highway on the Gibb River Road.

 

El Questro – Pentecost River 2013-2014

Roadworks included:

  • Formation and alignment improvement;
  • Gravel resheeting; and
  • Floodway and culvert construction of 23 km from the Pentecost River to El Questro on the Gibb River Road.

These works were completed in October 2013.

 

Benefits

The upgrade of these sections will:

  • Provide safer road conditions for Road Trains and Light Vehicles; and
  • Improve access for longer periods to our stakeholders.

 

Contact us

For further information please contact our Customer Services Manager on (08) 9158 4334.

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Modified: 27 Aug 2015