Planned Roadworks Continue Across the Shire of Ashburton
Shire of Ashburton 10 Feb 2021

Several roadwork projects are continuing across the Shire of Ashburton despite recent wet weather to increase safety to foot and vehicle traffic.

Kerbing works were completed last week, with new kerbs installed and refreshed along the high-traffic areas of East Road, Mine Road, Central Avenue and Wattle Street. Plans for a similar program in Paraburdoo are scheduled for next calendar year. The benefits of kerbing include drainage, enhanced protection of pavement and increased safety for pedestrian traffic.

Drainage improvements are taking place along both Doradeen Road and South Street in Tom Price. Vegetation matter from creek batters will be removed along Doradeen Road, while concrete pipes connected to stormwater pits will be installed along South Street. Both projects will enhance vehicular safety by removing water from the road.

Works at both sites are expected to continue over the coming weeks. Traffic management will be in place until works are completed. Please drive slowly and abide by directions from traffic management.

Maintenance of Roebourne-Wittenoom Road is also underway. A grader will remove corrugations, making the journey smoother for both locals and tourists alike. The works are taking place close to the south-south east entry point onto Roebourne-Wittenoom Road with 50 kilometres of grading already completed. The remainder is expected to be completed within the fortnight, dependent on weather conditions.

Further infrastructure improvements are in the pipeline, with a Request for Tender released this week for flood damage repairs and gravel re-sheeting works on Ashburton Downs and Ashburton Downs-Meekatharra Roads as well as a Request for Tender for reconstruction and sealing of Twitchen and Old Onslow Roads and reshape/re-sheeting of Towera-Lyndon Road.

Applications for both tenders close on 3 March. Prospective contractors are encouraged to visit Tenderlink, the Shire of Ashburton’s online procurement portal, at, for further information.

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