Posted 15 December 2014
Rapid River Road – Reduced Access for Intermittent Sealing November/December 2014
Update 27 November 2014
Please be advised that sealing works will be occurring through November and December along Rapid River Road. These works will complete the sealing of the eastern loop of the Tarkine Drive from Tayatea Bridge through to Kanunnah Bridge.
This sealing will require intermittent 3-4 day closures of sections of Rapid River Road through November and December – preventing through road access on Rapid River Road during the periods of sealing closure.
The western Tarkine loop remains fully open. This loop is fully sealed and runs from Smithton past Marrawah and through Arthur River, past the Western Explorer turnoff returning, over Kanunnah Bridge to Smithton.
Milkshakes Reserve and Lake Chisholm will still be accessible via Tayatea Bridge and Kanunnah Bridge (respectively) but anyone traveling in this area should check access with the Contract Supervisor, Paul Walker, on 0418 134632 or Hazell Bros supervisor Dale Berry on 0419008124 – immediately before traveling.
In addition to these sealing works, the contractor Hazell Bros will continue with works including the installation of innovative measures to reduce the occurrence of roadkill, installation of signage and completion of tourist facility upgrades. It is anticipated minor works will continue into early 2015.