26 September 2023

Outback travellers linked up to website

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The Department for Infrastructure and Transport (DIT) has introduced a new ‘QR’ code signage to be installed on unsealed track signs in outback northern locations to help travellers link to the online Outback Roads Warnings webpage.

According to the Department the codes will be installed within mobile phone range and will make it easier for travellers to receive information about near and distant outback roads.

“The Outback Roads Warnings webpage hosts latest available information on the status and conditions of roads,” the Department said.

“Warning signs that advise travellers of changing road conditions during rain events are also being installed on many unsealed roads that do not have road closure signs,” it said.

“These will also provide the QR code as well as the 1300 361 033 hotline number to take callers to a recorded warnings report.”

DIT said that as weather conditions in the outback can change quickly, road users should always check local weather conditions and the latest road closures and warnings, prior to travel.

“Road users planning to travel the State’s outback are reminded to have a clear plan, travel with adequate supplies including drinking water and first-aid supplies and ensure the vehicle is in appropriate condition for unsealed roads,” DIT said.

It advised travellers in outback areas to visit its website for the latest information and closures of roads near and ahead.

The Department’s Outback Road Warnings website can be accessed at this PS News link.

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