Kalumburu Road condition

Submitted: Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 22:28
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Hi All,

In case anyone is interested, the Kalumburu Road is open to the Mitchell Plateau turn off and then the MP track is open all the way to Mitchell Falls.
The DEC camp at King Edward River is open as is the Mitchell Falls National Park.

There are still a few wet patches along the road and a nasty deep wash out about 34 km North of Drysdale. It does have markers and there is a detour around it.
The approach to The King Edward crossing washed away but a track has been made to allow vehicles to get through.

The road has been graded from the junction of the Kalumburu Road and the Gibb River Road up to the Mitchell plateau track ( called in SWEK road report the Port Warrender road) turn off.

The grader is presently working North between the junction of the Kalumburu Road and Mitchell Plateau Track up past Theda and towards Kalumburu, fixing washouts and making the road safer.
The Shire will likely open this last section to Kalumburu when this is done. A rough estimate might be in the next week or so, check SWEK road report next week if want to know exactly.

cheers, Anne



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Reply By: Member - Dukalook - Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 22:37

Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 22:37
Thanks for the update Anne. Please excuse my ignorance, but what does SWEK (road report) stand for?

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Follow Up By: Drysdale River Station - Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 22:42

Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 22:42
Hi,

Sorry so used to doing it didn't think, it's the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley.
The Gibb River Road is Main roads, hence you need their web site for info on that road.
The Kalumburu Road and MP Track ( Port Warrender Road ) are SWEK and you need their web site and download a PDF road report.

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Follow Up By: Member - Rob Mac (QLD) - Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 22:45

Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 22:45
HiDukalook, it is Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley.
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Reply By: Member - Jamie O (WA) - Friday, May 25, 2012 at 09:06

Friday, May 25, 2012 at 09:06
Cheers Anne

Very much appreciate the info from those who know.

We are looking to be in your area in about 3 weeks. Hoping all roads are open by then.

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Reply By: Member-George (WA) - Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 12:39

Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 12:39
Thanks Anne, much appreciated. Cheers
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