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Kimberley Flood Response Recovery and repair works



  • Road

    Project type
  • TBC

    Total budget
  • Under Construction

    Project phase
  • Main Roads WA

    Lead agency
  • TBC

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Serious flooding as a result of heavy rainfall associated with Tropical Cyclone Ellie during the 2022/23 summer caused significant damage to parts of the road network in the Kimberley. Main Roads Western Australia crews have commenced recovery and repair works. Three main areas were affected:

Great Northern Highway, Willare section: Preliminary repairs have been completed and the highway is open with traffic management. Permanent repair work has commenced, with completion expected by late-2023.

Fitzroy River Bridge: The bridge sustained significant flood damage and was demolished to allow construction on a new bridge. The New Fitzroy River Bridge officially opened to traffic in late-2023, more than six months ahead of schedule. Visit Main Roads' Fitzroy River Bridge project page for full details. 

Gibb River Road: Gibb River Road is open to all vehicles with normal maintenance works in progress. 

For more information visit Main Roads Western Australia's Kimberley Flood Response page.

Find out about current road conditions and closures using the Main Roads Travel Map.

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