City of Karratha

Road Closures

There is a lot of room to move up here so the last thing anyone wants is to not be able to get from A to B.

So, whether you are going somewhere or working on something that might stop people getting past - this is the page for you.

Visit Main Roads WA's Pilbara Alerts page for important road condition information.

Current advice for road users

ROAD CLOSURE: Sharpe Avenue/Welcome Road

The construction of the roundabout on Sharpe Avenue will begin on Monday 13 November, opening on Wednesday 20 December. See our media release here.

Throughout this period the intersection will be closed to all traffic with traffic management and detours in place:

The City of Karratha has engaged Karratha Earthmoving & Sand Supplies to undertake these works. For any enquiries or concerns please contact Beau Corps on 08 9185 6451.

A more detailed map can be downloaded here (PDF 1MB)


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.
  • There may be some requirement to advertise the closure, depending on the length of time and location of the closure.
  • Advertising is to be arranged with advice from the City.
  • A minimum of two weeks notice 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 owner notified and given the same opportunity to offer feedback. After the submission period is closed then the matter needs to go to Council for their approval.
  • It is therefore required that a minimum of eight weeks notice is given prior to any road closure greater than four weeks is proposed in order for this process to be completed.