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Road Conditions and Ongoing Roadworks

Maintenance Grading of Gravel Roads

With the recent rain related road damage in mind, the Shire of Kent is aiming to provide regular updates on what roads are being reinstated and which roads are expected to be addressed next. Future updates can be found on https://www.facebook.com/shireofkent and https://www.kent.wa.gov.au/road-conditions-and-ongoing-roadworks/

Shire Road Conditions 16 September 2021

After significant rain in July the recent finer weather has helped roads dry out, however there are some roads where caution is still required:

  • Adams Road OPEN – CAUTION Minor washouts
  • Badger Road OPEN – CAUTION Minor washouts
  • Beagley Road OPEN – CAUTION Minor washouts
  • Bishop Road OPEN – CAUTION Minor washouts
  • Challis Road OPEN
  • Chinocup Road OPEN
  • Cowcher Road OPEN
  • Crosby Road OPEN
  • Dicks Road OPEN – CAUTION Minor washouts
  • Duncombe Road OPEN – CAUTION Water on road in middle sections, east end ok, west end needs work
  • Dualling Road OPEN – needs mtce grade
  • East Road OPEN
  • Farr Road OPEN
  • Featherstone Road OPEN – CAUTION Minor washouts at floodways
  • Fewson Road OPEN – CAUTION Minor washouts at floodways and culverts , needs grade
  • Grant Williams OPEN – CAUTION Minor washout between Dykes and Lake Bryde
  • Guelfi Road OPEN – CAUTION Minor washouts at floodways and Cheetham Road.
  • Hall Road OPEN
  • Harris Road OPEN – CAUTION Minor washouts
  • Hatwell Road OPEN
  • Holland Tank Road OPEN – CAUTION Some blowouts near Newdegate Road
  • Humphries Road OPEN
  • Kukerin Road OPEN
  • Kuringup Road OPEN
  • Lake Bryde Road OPEN – CAUTION Minor washouts
  • Lake Lockhart Road OPEN
  • Manuel Road OPEN
  • Martens Road OPEN – CAUTION Minor washouts, need mtce grade
  • McDougall OPEN
  • McLaren Road OPEN
  • Merilup Road OPEN – CAUTION Minor washouts, needs grade
  • Mills Road OPEN
  • Neves Road OPEN
  • North Fence Road OPEN
  • North Kuringup Road OPEN
  • North Kwobrup Road OPEN – CAUTION needs culvert repair and grade
  • North Needilup Road OPEN – CAUTION needs mtce grade
  • Nyabing South Road OPEN
  • Patterson Road OPEN
  • Quartermaine Road OPEN
  • Range Road OPEN
  • Rasmussen Road OPEN – CAUTION Water on road, large hole between Gray Road and Chinocup Road – to be avoided
  • Rock Dam Road OPEN
  • Ryan Road OPEN – CAUTION, mtce grade needed, hole at east end to be repaired
  • South Fence Road OPEN
  • Sheilds Road OPEN
  • South Kuringup  Road OPEN
  • Stephens Road OPEN – needs mtce grade
  • Sproxton Road OPEN – CAUTION Water on road, should be avoided
  • Steele Road OPEN
  • Tees Road OPEN
  • Thomas Road OPEN – CAUTION Minor washouts
  • Wallacup Rd OPEN – CAUTION – needs mtce grade
  • Warnaminup- OPEN – CAUTION – some water damage, needs mtce grade
  • Ward Rd OPEN
  • Warren Rd OPEN
  • Whyatt Road OPEN – CAUTION Water on road in several areas, minor washout, use should be avoided
  • Yates Road OPEN – CAUTION several washouts, should be avoided

Please note a significant number of roads are under assessment for Flood damage, as such we are limited in remediation options, signs have been put out to alert drivers to hazards, however please slow down and drive to the road conditions, if you’re unsure of the conditions seek an alternative route.

Please note all Shire Gravel Roads are now OPEN to Vehicles over 4.5 tonnes at 60KPH.

Drivers are requested to remain vigilant for fallen trees. If you notice any damage to Shire roads or infrastructure, please, in the first instance call the shire office on (08) 9829 1051 and raise a Customer Service Request (CSR).

In an emergency or imminent severe property damage please call the Works & Services Manager on 0429 993 987

Please note Chester Pass Highway and the Katanning to Lake Grace Road are under the care and control of Main Roads Western Australia, If there are any issues with these roads please contact MRWA, on their Incident Response Line 13 81 38.

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.