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

Ooldea Road, Maralinga Tjarutja (Rural Road) - 057363-15SA-RTR

Funding Program:Roads to Recovery Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Jul 2015 - Feb 2016
Australian Government Contribution:$68,111
Local Council/Shire:Maralinga Tjarutja

Project Description

This arterial dirt roads require regular maintenance and restoration work to rectify both natural deterioration & that caused by regular use. The road has severe to moderate potholing in various parts as well as significant corrugation and rutting. The road surface has 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, service providers, suppliers, mining workers, tourists and other travellers 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. Grading will commence at railway intersection of Ooldea road and Trans-Australian railway line to the Western Australian border. Proposed area graded is 310km

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Project details last updated: 10/05/2016