Posted 8 January 2015
Rapid River Road – Reduced Access for Road Sealing January 2015
Please be advised that sealing works will be continuing through January 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 which has been delayed by poor weather.
This sealing will require part closure of Rapid River Road through most of January – preventing through road access on Rapid River Road for extended periods during the sealing.
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 travelling 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 travelling.
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. These minor works are continuing through early 2015.