Lake Dey Dey rd to Anne Beadell Hwy

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 07, 2018 at 20:02
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F.Y.I. A fair portion of this track has been closed and diverted. The section roughly between Hill Corner and Wyola Lake is closed. This takes out access to two native wells and is not marked on any map I have. On the plus side is the diversion is in really good condition for the majority of it which took out the challenge but allowed us to sit comfortably on 80kmh.




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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Saturday, Apr 07, 2018 at 21:45

Saturday, Apr 07, 2018 at 21:45
The diversion was created in around 2012 to protect some sacred areas such as Bryngina. Its a pity, it was a nice drive.
Can blame the ex-mining exploration company Rodinia who put the new road in in 2010.
But the road is the Cook to Voakes Hill Rd, not the Lake DeyDey Rd which runs from Oak Valley to Ooldea.

The road is marked on the later Hema maps.
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Follow Up By: IvanTheTerrible - Saturday, Apr 07, 2018 at 22:40

Saturday, Apr 07, 2018 at 22:40
I know it is but it's only the section from Lake Dey Dey north that is diverted. Lake Dey Dey to Cook is still a goat track. :-) And I have the latest Hema and I was driving in the middle of nowhere according to it. EOTopo shows bits of the road at least
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Sunday, Apr 08, 2018 at 18:08

Sunday, Apr 08, 2018 at 18:08
This was a trip last July - a mate had a paper map with the new road - maybe it was Westprint and not Hema, but at the time I thought it was Hema. Takes the mapmakers a while to catch up, especially on a road that is not often travelled
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Reply By: ExplorOz Team - Michelle - Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018 at 19:29

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018 at 19:29
Wow I have the exact same photo. We were there in 2013 - hasn't changed a bit! Interestingly enough, Graeme & Jo from Westprint were with us too.
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018 at 20:54

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018 at 20:54
Hi Ivan

Here are some images of what you missed.

The Road Closed sign was put in place by Bob Sim, the local school teacher from Yalata at the request of some of the Aboriginal Elders.

Bob is a great guy and is fully respected by the Aboriginals in the area.

We last caught up with Bob at the Ooldea 100th Anniversary.



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