Posted 8 April 2014
The Western Explorer Road in the State’s north-west is now fully open, following a significant landslip in the region late last year.
The Department committed to reopening this important strategic route for North-West tourism as swiftly as possible, and has worked extremely hard with the contractor Hazell Bros Pty Ltd to open the road two weeks ahead of the Easter scheduled opening.
Recent good weather and the fact the contractor was working 11 day shifts had enabled the pavement to be sealed ahead of schedule.
The section of road that slipped has been completely reconstructed with preventative work undertaken to reduce the possibility of a future landslip on that section. An extended guard rail and additional signage has also been installed for safety reasons.
DIER thanks the local community and tourists for their patience and understanding while work was undertaken to reopen this important route.
Department of Infrastructure, Energy & Resources (DIER)