Gibb River Road Upgrades

Derby Highway to Fairfields-Leopold Downs Road

Under constructionUnder Construction

Sealing and upgrading sections as part of ongoing improvements.

Unsealed portion of Gibb River Road

What's happening

We're progressively upgrading Gibb River Road to improve the general condition and serviceability of the road, especially during wet season.

The road will generally be maintained as a high standard unsealed road. Only the sections of the road that are difficult to maintain will be sealed, including the eastern and western ends with the highest traffic volumes.

Upgrades include:

  • Improvements to floodways and gravel sheeting between Gibb River Station and Kalumburu Road
  • Improvements to the road geometry and drainage
  • Road sealing where required

Ongoing maintenance includes re-sheeting sections of road where the old, unsealed pavement is being worn away by traffic, with gravel.

This work will provide a safer driving environment for all road users, in both wet and dry conditions, while reducing road maintenance needs.


access for Aboriginal communities and tourists


saving for maintenance & transport


road closures due to flooding

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