Cape Leveque Road
Cape Leveque Road, Western Australia
|Length||205 km (127 mi)|
|North end||Cape Leveque, Lombadina|
|South end||Broome Road, Broome|
|Major settlements||Beagle Bay|
The Cape Leveque Road is a regional Western Australian road that runs through pindan woodland for 205 kilometres (127 mi) between Broome and Cape Leveque on the Dampier Peninsula.
The southernmost 13.6 km (8.5 mi) section is narrow-sealed, the northernmost 101.4 km (63.0 mi) section (between south of Beagle Bay and its northern terminus) is sealed, and the middle 90 km (56 mi) section is unsealed. During the wet season, the unsealed section is often closed because flooding makes it impassable.
In May 2018, Main Roads Western Australia, an agency of the Government of Western Australia, started work to upgrade and seal Cape Leveque Road between Broome Highway and Beagle Bay. This work is funded with $65.7 million from the state and federal governments, and is due for completion by 2021. It includes both reconstruction and sealing of the southernmost section of narrow-seal and construction and sealing of the middle, currently unsealed, section.
The road is vital for servicing communities on the Dampier Peninsula and is also a popular tourist attraction. The road is maintained by the Shire of Broome.
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