Road Condition Report
TRAFFIC DISRUPTION NOTICE
Wharf Closure - Derby Jetty Access (from the Boat Ramp turn off to both abutments and Wharf) January - March 2014
The Shire of Derby/ West Kimberley advises road and pedestrian users that the access to the Derby Jetty (from the Boat Ramp turn off to both abutments and Wharf) will be heavily restricted and at times prohibited for Public Use. Access to the Boat Ramps and Boat Ramp Carpark will not be impacted by this closure. (Please see map below)
Access for Commercial Wharf Traffic will be maintained, however slight delays should be expected.
This closure is to allow for the reconstruction of the roads and carparks in this area following damage sustained by Tropical Cyclone Rusty in February 2013.
From January to March 2014 this area will be an active worksite and so for the safety of road and pedestrians users only Authorised Personnel will be permitted access during construction.
Further details regarding this closure will be made available closer to the commencement date.
The Shire of Derby/ West Kimberley apologises for any inconvenience and appreciates your co-operation.
If you require further information regarding this closure please contact the Shire of Derby / West Kimberley Technical Services Department. Ph:(08) 9191 0999
Map of Affected Area
SHIRE OF DERBY/WEST KIMBERLEY ROAD CONDITION REPORT
Issued at 12:00hrs, 9th December 2013
The Shire of Derby/West Kimberley advises that there may be water flowing over some Shire roads. 'DO NOT DRIVE INTO WATER OF UNKNOWN DEPTH AND VELOCITY'
Applicable to all Shire Roads -
4x4 High clearance vehicles are recommended on all gravel roads.
Caution at Floodways and Creek Crossings
Caution is required when travelling on roads that are classified open
ROADS AND/OR RIVER CROSSINGS CLOSED
Silent Grove Road
Bell Gorge Road
Mt Hart Road
Lennard Gorge Road
Old Fitzroy Crossing Road
|CLOSED TO ALL PUBLIC TRAFFIC - due to wet conditions and intermittent rain |
ROADS AND/OR RIVER CROSSINGS OPEN WITH CAUTIONS
|Fairfield-Leopold Road ||OPEN - 4T Limit, Local Traffic Only|
Caution Required, High clearance 4WD vehicles only; road is currently holding water after recent rainfall in the area.
|OTHER SHIRE GRAVEL ROADS ||OPEN - Caution Required, High clearance 4WD vehicles recommended river levels may rise rapidly. |
Station Access Roads
For information regarding access roads to stations, it is recommended that stations are contacted direct.
GREAT NORTHERN HIGHWAY / DERBY HIGHWAY AND THE GIBB RIVER ROAD, This is a MAIN ROADS WESTERN AUSTRALIA (MRWA) controlled road, updated road condition reports are available from the MRWA website: www.mainroads.wa.gov.au or phone 138 138 or during office hours on 08 9158 4333. - ENSURE TO CHECK ON THE MRWA ROAD CONDITION REPORT BEFORE ANY CONSIDERATION OF TRAVELLING ON THIS ROAD.
KALUMBURU - MITCHELL PLATEAU - DRYSDALE RIVER ACCESS ROADS - These roads are located within SHIRE OF WYNDHAM/EAST KIMBERLEY -
Contact details during office hours: Telephone 08 9168 4100 or email email@example.com
DEPARTMENT ENVIRONMENT AND CONSERVATION ACCESS ROADS / NATIONAL PARKS / CAMPING CONDITIONS FOR SILENT GROVE - BELL GORGE, LENNARD GORGE, MT HART: CONTACT DEC BROOME OFFICE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON (08) 9195 5500.
Travelling on a closed road Travelling on a closed road is an offence under the Activities in Thoroughfares and Public Places and Trading Local Law 2003 section:
2.19 No driving on a closed thoroughfare
(1) A person shall not drive or take a vehicle on a closed thoroughfare unless -
a. That it is in accordance with any limits or exceptions specified in the order made under section 3.50 of the Local Government Act 1995; or
b. The person has first obtained a permit.
(2) In this clause - 'Closed thoroughfare' means a thoroughfare wholly or partially closed under section 3.50 or 3.50A of the Local Government Act 1995
SDWK recommends a maximum safe speed at any time of 80kph and drivers should travel in accordance with the road condition at all times. SDWK also recommends that all safety requirements and adequate water supplies should be carried in the vehicle in case of break down, bogging or delays.
This advice will be further updated as and when conditions change. Further information is available by telephoning 9191 0999.
Engineering Technical Officer