Karratha-Tom Price Road
- The project is being delivered in consecutive stages between Karratha and Tom Price.
- Construction of Stage 3 is scheduled to start in June.
- Sealing a section of Roebourne-Whittenoom Road, known locally as Karratha Tom Price Road, will reduce travel times, improve safety and reduce road closures, particularly during wet season.
Stage 3 will include the construction and sealing of the 48 km section following the Rio Tinto rail alignment, to the rail crossing.
Stage 4, which is currently unfunded, will include a 107 km section from the Rio Tinto rail crossing to Nanutarra-Munjina Road on new alignment following the Rio Tinto rail line through some very rugged terrain.
Stage 1 and 2 are complete.
Karratha-Tom Price Road has re-opened between Roebourne Wittenoom Road (Rio Tinto Rail Crossing) to the beginning of the bitumen seal at Python Pool.
Approximately 12,000 m3 of contaminated asbestos has been successfully removed from this section of road. These works were undertaken by an Indigenous company employing over 15 people.
Construction of Stage 3 will start in June.
Construction start: June 2019
Construction complete: Late-2019