Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

Lake Dey Dey Road (changes to Business Road , Maralinga Tjarutja (Rural Road) - 048756-12SA-RTR

Funding Program:Roads to Recovery Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Jul 2013 - Jul 2014
Estimated Project Cost:$180,000
Australian Government Contribution:$166,628
Local Council/Shire:Maralinga Tjarutja

Project Description

This arterial dirt road is in urgent need of maintenance and restoration work to rectify natural deterioration. It has severe to moderate potholing in various parts as well as significant corrugation and rutting. Due to lack of rain the road surface has also become fragmented resulting in excessive loose gravel and other material. In addition some parts of the road are seriously overgrown with roadside vegetation and weeds growing through the road surface. These problems represent significant safety hazards for road users including Oak Valley community members and service providers, suppliers, mining workers, tourists and other travelers due to the poor condition of the road and increased risk of collision with camels and other large animals emerging from the overgrown parts of roadsides.

Grading and other remedial work including filling holes, clearing roadside and road surface vegetation, re-widening, watering and rolling. Work will commence at the start of Lake Dey Dey Road measured as 0.00 kilometres to intersection with Vokes Hill Corner to Cook Road, 218 kilometres as this is considered to be most urgent. Once this is completed the remaining section of road extending to measure point of 360 kilometres will commence.

Total cost of proposed project is $180,000

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Project details last updated: 10/08/2014