Stuart Highway closure

Submitted: Thursday, Aug 08, 2019 at 17:37
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This was just put up at the BP in Glendambo





Cant find anything on Woomera's site
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Reply By: MUZBRY- Life member(Vic) - Thursday, Aug 08, 2019 at 19:59

Thursday, Aug 08, 2019 at 19:59
Gdag
i suppose we will have to have an early start
Or we could go around
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Reply By: Ron N - Thursday, Aug 08, 2019 at 22:23

Thursday, Aug 08, 2019 at 22:23
Because the WPA is controlled entirely by the Defence Dept, they have no obligation to advise Road or Traffic Authorities or any Highway information bodies, of road closures.

The approximate dates are advertised on the WPA website and in newspapers, leading up to the exclusion dates.

But - to add to the confusion and secrecy, Defence alter the exclusion dates, according to their specific requirements, at the time.

So, if you are concerned the exclusions may impact your travel arrangements, you can subscribe to receive emailed, current updates, as regards the precise timings.

Defence - Woomera - contact

Merely email them at the address listed on the above webpage, with "Subscribe" in the subject line, and you'll receive the relevant updated times/days, as they are updated.

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Follow Up By: Allan B (Sunshine Coast) - Friday, Aug 09, 2019 at 13:58

Friday, Aug 09, 2019 at 13:58
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It's like Ron says, but to add.......

The DofD has plenty of planned activity in the WPA for Sept and Oct. See the chart below. It indicates that permits will not be available for the two 'Amber Zones' during the 'Red periods'. The Stuart Hwy corridor remains generally available to public during those times but will possibly close for up to 12 hour periods without prior notice according to Defence activity requirements. Closure applies to both north & south traffic.

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Reply By: Member - Boobook - Friday, Aug 09, 2019 at 06:18

Friday, Aug 09, 2019 at 06:18
Sounds like roadworks to me. It specifically only refers to North bound traffic.
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Follow Up By: Member - PhilD_NT - Friday, Aug 09, 2019 at 10:46

Friday, Aug 09, 2019 at 10:46
That's confusing. If the sign is at Glendambo, then the only direction to enter the prohibited area of the Stuart Hw is surely North.
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Follow Up By: IvanTheTerrible - Friday, Aug 09, 2019 at 20:05

Friday, Aug 09, 2019 at 20:05
BP Glendambo have updated the facebook post to say it's north and south
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Follow Up By: Member - PhilD_NT - Friday, Aug 09, 2019 at 23:33

Friday, Aug 09, 2019 at 23:33
Maybe I'm wrong but I always thought that the exclusion line between Pimba and Glendambo was just on the Northern side of the railway line for most of the route and that is on the Northern side of the Highway.
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Reply By: Member - nickb "boab" - Friday, Aug 09, 2019 at 07:23

Friday, Aug 09, 2019 at 07:23
Similar post from Ivan last year October 2018 re WPA
road closure post No 137303 . Bit more reading.
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Reply By: DiggZ - Friday, Aug 09, 2019 at 18:57

Friday, Aug 09, 2019 at 18:57
I imagine there would be s similar sign up near Coober Pedy for the south bound traffic.
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Reply By: Allan B (Sunshine Coast) - Saturday, Aug 10, 2019 at 08:12

Saturday, Aug 10, 2019 at 08:12
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Ivan, it is on the DofD Woomera site See here in the red banner.
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Follow Up By: IvanTheTerrible - Saturday, Aug 10, 2019 at 16:34

Saturday, Aug 10, 2019 at 16:34
Wasn't when I posted this
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Reply By: IvanTheTerrible - Saturday, Aug 10, 2019 at 16:36

Saturday, Aug 10, 2019 at 16:36
Suspension of the Standing Permission to access the Stuart Highway
The Standing Permission to access the Stuart Highway will be suspended at various times during the period from 1 September to 5 October 2019 inclusive between a location south of Mount Penhryn at 29.461190 S, 135.017183 E and the Woomera Prohibited Area Boundary at a location seven kilometres north of Glendambo at 30.921239 S, 135.704502 E. The closure is also published on the Federal Register of Legislation at www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2019L01036.

There will be signage in place and access control points in place for the closures. For information on the closures, please contact the Woomera Test Range on (08) 8674 3370.
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Follow Up By: Candace S. - Saturday, Aug 10, 2019 at 23:03

Saturday, Aug 10, 2019 at 23:03
I think they may be getting a lot of calls on that phone number, LOL
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Follow Up By: IvanTheTerrible - Sunday, Aug 11, 2019 at 10:32

Sunday, Aug 11, 2019 at 10:32
Most probably an automated message.
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Reply By: Dion - Monday, Aug 12, 2019 at 11:11

Monday, Aug 12, 2019 at 11:11
Closure also effects the Central Australia Railway.
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Follow Up By: IvanTheTerrible - Monday, Aug 12, 2019 at 19:14

Monday, Aug 12, 2019 at 19:14
Not to many of us drive trains. :-)
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Follow Up By: Dion - Monday, Aug 12, 2019 at 20:21

Monday, Aug 12, 2019 at 20:21
Commissorations on your misfortune.
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