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Offline Craig Tomkinson

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Cape road nearly open
« on: April 17, 2019, 07:27:30 AM »
Hi all, The road to Weipa could be open to 5ton and single lane by Easter, I will wait a few more weeks if I go up.
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Re: Cape road nearly open
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2019, 06:25:15 PM »
We're leaving Melbourne on 1/5 for 7 weeks, should hit the PDR by 8/5. Fingers crossed she's right to go by then!

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Re: Cape road nearly open
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2019, 10:05:58 PM »
yep the Archer is dropping and should be cross able soon, they have started working on PDR, by the time you get there they should be grading and working on the road flat out, if I go up with my mate and two sons we mite go after voting or when I have heard the road is right to go


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Re: Cape road nearly open
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2019, 07:33:00 AM »
We are leaving cairns on the 20/5 so also watching closely. The Queensland live traffic page has regular updates on the road status.


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Re: Cape road nearly open
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2019, 08:04:54 AM »
The Cook Shire has a good page for road conditions on their webpage
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Re: Cape road nearly open
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2019, 09:24:32 AM »
With the amount of flooding the Cape has had especially some so late in the season, think the Tele Track will be even more interesting this season.

Also wonder on how much of the newly laid PDR from last season has been washed away?   

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Re: Cape road nearly open
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2019, 07:08:43 PM »
Pdr partly open with 5t limit. Archer river still up. Check out " cape york adventures" page
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Re: Cape road nearly open
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2019, 09:10:08 PM »
first 4wd from Weipa out today, and water over the at archer river is nearly gone just a dribble,
 
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Re: Cape road nearly open
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2019, 02:46:49 PM »
Hey Craig,

Got any more updates re: road openings?

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Re: Cape road nearly open
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2019, 07:03:56 AM »
PDR Update 22/4:
Road Open with Caution due to Water over the Archer River Crossing.
Peninsula Developmental Road 4WD only, recommended High Clearance Vehicles due to Rough surface & boggy conditions.
Subject to a 5 tonne GVM limit
PLEASE DRIVE TO CONDITIONS
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Re: Cape road nearly open
« Reply #10 on: Yesterday at 06:10:00 AM »
PDR Update 22/4:
Road Open with Caution due to Water over the Archer River Crossing.
Peninsula Developmental Road 4WD only, recommended High Clearance Vehicles due to Rough surface & boggy conditions.
Subject to a 5 tonne GVM limit
PLEASE DRIVE TO CONDITIONS

PLEASE DRIVE TO CONDITIONS.....But many choose to do 110kph, overtake in dust and run bends wide....wonder how many have prangs this year.. :cheers:
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