Posted 13 June 2014
Department of Infrastructure, Energy & Resources
With the onset of winter, the focus of work has shifted from sealing to completing less weather dependant activities such as bridgeworks, safety barrier, signage, and line marking.
The entire Western Loop past Arthur River and Couta Rocks is now sealed, with large sections of the Eastern Loop also sealed – including Tayatea Rd and Sumac Rd.
Work is continuing on the new Rapid River Bridge with completion anticipated in late July/early August. Once the new bridge is in place it will be possible to re-open the full Eastern Loop (as the Rapid River Rd section has been closed since the old bridge was severely damaged in flooding).
The final section of the Eastern Loop on Rapid River Rd will be sealed once warmer and drier weather allows, providing fully sealed Eastern and Western Loops.