Road closures

Latest Road Conditions

Visit Main Roads for current information on state highways and main roads, or contact 138 138.

Forecasted road closures


Temporary road closures – less than four weeks

  • Any road closure less than four weeks requires written authorisation from the chief executive officer.
  • Requests should be made in writing to the City of Karratha administration office.
  • A minimum of two weeks advertising period is required prior to any road closure less than four weeks.

Temporary road closures – greater than four weeks

  • It is a legislative requirement that any road closure greater than four weeks is publically advertised in the local paper with a request for submission and any adjoining owners notified and given the same opportunity to offer feedback. After the submission period (minimum of one week) is closed the matter then needs to go to Council for their endorsement.
  • It is therefore required that a minimum of eight weeks’ notice is provided with the traffic management application prior to any road closure greater than four weeks in order for this process to be completed.
  • Once endorsed by Council, the applicant will be required to further advertise the road closure for a minimum of two weeks in the local paper, contact directly resident’s / business owners and display a variable message board.

Main Roads responsibility

Main Roads responsibility lies with:

  • Madigan Road
  • Burrup Road, Dampier (not Point Samson)
  • Point Samson – Roebourne Road
  • North West Coast Highway
  • Dampier Highway (From Madigan Road onwards)

If you have any queries on the above roads please contact Main Roads on 9172 8877.  For all other roads please contact Customer Services on 9186 8555.


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