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“Main Roads have been working tirelessly to open the cyclone-ravished road and a week of drier weather and subsiding river crossings has allowed them to fast-track extensive repair work”,

Main Roads graders have now crossed the Archer River and are progressing southwards towards Coen.

“This is a fantastic effort by these State Government employees, and they should be congratulated for their dedication and effort”,

The PDR is the economic lifeline to the region and consideration has been given to get tourist operators into the region as quickly as possible.

Work has also commenced opening up community access roads to the PDR so that cattle property owners and Indigenous communities have access.

“At this stage the opening date is set for the 31st May, weather permitting, but if we continue to get good dry weather we may even be able to do a little better than that”,

All the best
Eric

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Reply By: bigcol - Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 07:26

Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 07:26
Thanks Eric.
I'm sure i can speak for nearly everybody that is planning on going to the Cape that your contributions are invaluable and we'd probably be lost without you
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Follow Up By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 07:32

Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 07:32
Well thank you its the least i can do.

All the best
Eric
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Follow Up By: Member - Steve (ACT) - Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 08:51

Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 08:51
I'll second the thanks Eric, we're going in July but we've still been watching all the relevent thread with great interest.

Also thanks to Sam from Weipa!

Sandy
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Reply By: Shawn - Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 08:58

Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 08:58
Again thanks Eric, we leave Sydney on 17 July and depart Cairns 24 July for six weeks around the cape. Your contributions are invaluable.
Cheers
Shawn
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Reply By: Member - Toolman (VIC) - Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 10:55

Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 10:55
Thanks Eric,
I, like everyone else appreciate your keeping us updated on whats going on up there. Our plans to go to Cape York have been put on hold due to the previous uncertainty regarding the roads, but at least Cooktown and environs is still on our agenda.

regards
Tom
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Reply By: RippinRutman - Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 12:32

Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 12:32
Thanks Eric. Info muchly appreciated.

I dont suppose you have any info on the CREB track?

Cheers

Steve
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Follow Up By: Member - Ivan (ACT) - Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 16:52

Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 16:52
Bloody hell - they let anyone in here!.......
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Follow Up By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Monday, May 22, 2006 at 14:58

Monday, May 22, 2006 at 14:58
The creb track changes all the time if any rain you will struggle.

All the best
Eric
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Follow Up By: Member - Ivan (ACT) - Monday, May 22, 2006 at 15:11

Monday, May 22, 2006 at 15:11
Thanks Eric,

Struggle to do it, or struggle for it to be open?
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Follow Up By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Monday, May 22, 2006 at 16:12

Monday, May 22, 2006 at 16:12
to do it we had some people do it after one of our trips they had some rain and showers or two and the clay was undrivable.
They were caught in there for 2 days.

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Reply By: The Explorer - Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 13:14

Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 13:14
Thought this was a post about Brokeback Mountain when I read the heading - how wrong I was.
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Follow Up By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Monday, May 22, 2006 at 14:59

Monday, May 22, 2006 at 14:59
Well hello big Boy. LOL
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Monday, May 22, 2006 at 15:06

Monday, May 22, 2006 at 15:06
Thought you'd never call:)
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Reply By: RippinRutman - Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 17:30

Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 17:30
Well i didnt see you asking on our behalf!!

I want my CREB trip ;o)

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Reply By: Richard W (NSW) - Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 19:00

Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 19:00
Another vote of thanks and would also appreaciate info on the CREB. We are leaving Cairns 13 July.
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Reply By: The Explorer - Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 19:21

Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 19:21
Most up to date (?) info available on specific road sections here for those that need it...

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Reply By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Sunday, May 21, 2006 at 00:13

Sunday, May 21, 2006 at 00:13
G'day Eric,, Updates are great.. Thanks again...
Sounds like it's going to be like a desert by the time we kick off towards the end of June...
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Follow Up By: John - Sunday, May 21, 2006 at 07:29

Sunday, May 21, 2006 at 07:29
I dont know about a desert Voxson, It sounds like it will be like the start of the 4wd outback challenge, about 50,000 4wd ready for the big trip, and we will probably be one of them leaving late june.
I think it will surprise some people and even bring them undone, especially if you are one of the first on the tele track.
Might see you there Voxson.
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Follow Up By: fnq triton - Sunday, May 21, 2006 at 16:43

Sunday, May 21, 2006 at 16:43
yup, there is a constant supply of loaded up 4wd's heading out of cairns at the moment. by the end of june it will be bumper to bumper heading up there. they started about 2 weeks ago, i would notice a few heading north but now there are heaps.
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Follow Up By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Sunday, May 21, 2006 at 20:30

Sunday, May 21, 2006 at 20:30
Yeah... I wanna be one the onlookers watching or helping someone getting unstuck,,,,, not one of the stuck peoplessssss.....
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Reply By: John - Monday, May 22, 2006 at 12:42

Monday, May 22, 2006 at 12:42
Id like to be the onlooker too.Last time I ended up with a two piece trailer at Mapoon and broken trailer springs on the frenchman track.
Maybe better luck this trip.
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