Cape Leveque Road

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Cape Leveque Road

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Cape Leveque Road, Western Australia
Cape Leveque Road
General information
TypeRural road
Length205 km (127 mi)
Major junctions
North end Cape Leveque, Lombadina
 
  • Waterbank Road
  • Beagle Bay Road
  • Pender Bay Road
  • Rumbul Bay Road
  • One Arm Point Road
South end Broome Road, Broome
Location(s)
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. [1] [2]

Contents

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. [1] 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. [3] [4] 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. [1]

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.

See also

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References

  1. 1 2 3 "Broome Cape Leveque Road". Main Roads Western Australia. Government of Western Australian. 9 May 2019. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  2. Hema, Maps (2007). Australia Road and 4WD Atlas (Map). Eight Mile Plains Queensland: Hema Maps. p. 88. ISBN   978-1-86500-456-3.
  3. "Broome Cape Leveque Road Upgrade Project: Frequently Asked Questions" (PDF). Main Roads Western Australia. Government of Western Australian. July 2018. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  4. Laden, Carly (4 May 2018). "Cape Leveque road project begins". The West Australian. Perth, Western Australia. Retrieved 25 May 2019.

Coordinates: 17°28.405′S122°29.116′E / 17.473417°S 122.485267°E / -17.473417; 122.485267