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Works and Road Condition Report September – October 2021

WORKS REPORT – SEPT 2021

Observations on road conditions:

Weather has improved and most roads are drying out, although there are some still wet (like Whyatt Road).  The road construction team has worked weekends and public holidays to lay gravel on flood affected gravel roads in the Shire, initial priority started on nominated bus routes, then category one roads, and will now move to lesser category two roads, three roads and four roads to prepare them for harvest over the next few weeks.

Major works completed:

Gravel re-sheet of northern end of North Needilup Road (5km)
Gravel patching works at floodways and culverts (numerous locations) – WORKS ONGOING

Maintenance grading completed :

WEST:

Beagly
Charsley
Cheetham
Crosby
Goodchild
Hobart
Kukerin
Kuringup
Maclaren
Merilup
North Kwobrup
Peterson
Wallacup
Warnaminup

CENTRAL:

Cowcher
Mills
North Kuringup
Shields
South Kuringup
South Fence
Stephens

EAST:

Challis
East
Farr
Grant Williams
Hatwell
Holland Tank
Lake Bryde
Neeves
North Needilup
Range
Rock Dam
Ryan

UPCOMING WORKS IN OCTOBER

The upgrade of Kukerin Rd to a sealed road commenced in early  October, the works consist of a 10.4km gravel re-sheet starting just north of the current bitumen just north of Crosby Rd until the Shire Boundary on Adams Rd and some of Peterson Rd at the intersection. The works have been split into two packages, the southern package being done now, with the northern package to follow in early 2022. The works are being done by MCC Civil Contractors.
Gravel re-sheets on East Rd and Ryan Rd will be done in October.

The Shire has a gravel road network of 1,200kms that requires constant monitoring to maintain the network. To do this in a practical manner the shire is split in to 3 zones being West , Central and East. Each zone is allocated a maintenance grader that generally grades the roads following a set rotation and circuit. The main local roads will have a summer and winter grading each year and some of the lesser used minor road will be graded once or on as needs basic.

To reduce the risk to the road users we inspect on a regular basis but we can’t be everywhere all the time, which is why we appreciate the assistance from the public to report to the shire (phone, in person or website) any road hazard they may come across in their travels. For plant efficiencies we try to stay with the circuit for our graders, so we may not be able to fix the problem straight away however, for school bus routes we will attend as soon as possible.

Road Condition Update – 13th October 2021

Name Category Status Comments
Adams 1 Open Minor washouts, need mtce grade
Addis 4 Open

Badger 2 Open Minor washouts, need mtce grade
Bailey 4 Open

Batt 3 Open

Beagley 2 Open

Beattie 4 Caution

Big Lake 4 Caution

Bishop 4 Caution Minor washouts, need mtce grade
Bowra 3 Open Minor washouts and blowout, needs patching and mtce grade
Browne 3 Open

Challis 2 Open

Charsley 4 Open

Cheetham 4 Open

Chinocup 2 Open needs mtce grade
Collins 3 Open

Cowcher 3 Open generally good, but major hole at Bowra Rd Intersection needs patching
Crosby 2 Open

Cusack 4 Caution

Davies 4 Open

Day 3 Open

Deacon 4 Caution

De La Cour 4 Caution

Dicks 4 Caution Minor washouts, need mtce grade
Ditchburn 4 Caution

Dixon 3 Open Minor washouts, needs mtce grade
Duncombe 4 Caution Water on road in middle sections, east end ok, west end needs work
Dunnart 4 Caution

Dualling 1 Open

East 1 Open resheet in progress, some blowouts west of Challis
Eddies 4 Caution Minor washouts, need mtce grade
Emery 4 Caution

Farr 2 Open

Featherstone 4 Open needs mtce grade
Fewson 1 Open Minor washouts at floodways and culverts , needs grade
Garlick 4 Open

Garry 4 caution

Gillis 3 Open

Glen 4 Caution

Goodchild 3 Open

Grant Williams 2 Open

Gray 4 Caution

Guelfi 4 Open

Hall 2 Open

Harris 2 Open

Harvey 3 Caution

Hassett 3 Open needs mtce grade
Hatwell 2 Open

Haywood 4 Caution

Hobart 3 Open

Holland Tank 3 Open Some blowouts near Newdegate Road & patch needed at culvert just west of gravel pit
Holmes 4 Caution

Humphries 2 Open

Johnson 4 Open

Kukerin 1 Open major road works underway, possible delays
Kuringup 1 Open

Lake Bryde 2 Open

Lake Lockhart 2 Open

Lee 4 Caution

Logfrens 4 Caution needs mtce grade and gravel patching
Manuel 1 Open needs mtce grade
Martens 2 Open Minor washouts, need mtce grade
McDonald 4 Caution

McDougall 2 Open

McLaren 2 Open

Merilup 3 Open

Mills 2 Open

Mindarabin 2 Open mtce grade needed
Mortvale 3 Caution

Nagel 3 Open

Neves 3 Open

North Boongadoo 4 Open

North Fence 1 Open

North Kuringup 1 Open

North Kwobrup 1 Open needs culvert repair
North Mornaming 3 Open

North Needilup 1 Open

Nyabing South 1 Open

Patterson 1 Open

Peterson 1 Open

Phillips 4 Open

Quartermaine 2 Open

Radunovich 3 Open

Ramm 4 Caution

Range 1 Caution resheet works to start soon at northern end, otherwise good
Rasmussen 1 Open Water on road, large hole between Gray Road and Chinocup Road – to be avoided
Reeves 4 Open need mtce grade
Rock Dam 2 Open

Rosenburg 3 Open

Ross 4 Caution

Ryan 1 Open hole at east end to be repaired, re-sheet starting soon
Shiner 4 Caution

Skipsey 4 Caution still wet
Smith 4 Open

Solly 4 Caution

South Fence 1 Open

Sheilds 2 Open

South Boongadoo 4 Open

South Kuringup 1 Open

South Mornaming 3 Open

Sproxton 4 Caution wet, should be avoided
Stephens 2 Open

Steele 1 Open

Sutherland Track 4 Caution some holes, needs mtce grade
Tees 2 Open needs mtce grade and gravel patching
Titicup 3 Open needs work just south of Reeves
Thomas 2 Open needs mtce grade
Thomson 4 Caution

Townsend 4 Caution hole at western end needs patching
Tranter 4 Caution

Tuffley 4 open

Wallacup 1 Open

Warnaminup 1 Open

Ward 2 Open

Warren 1 Open

Watson 3 Open

Whyatt 3 Caution Water on road in several areas, minor washouts, use should be avoided. Several patches done so far, more required. Mtce grade required
Wilson 3 Open

Yates 3 Caution several washouts, should be avoided
Zwek 3 Open