Roads, Traffic, Transport, Signs

Roads and repairs

Road works

State Controlled roads

Temporary road closures

Road reinstatement specifications and procedure

Traffic signals

Directional/service signage

Heavy vehicles RAV network

Roads and Repairs

There are more than 823kms of sealed roads and 1368km of unsealed roads within the City of Greater Geraldton boundaries. Keeping these roads in good condition involves ongoing maintenance and repairs.

There are four types of sealed road repairs:

  • Patching - filling of potholes or excavated areas in the asphalt pavement. Helps control further deterioration and expensive repairs
  • Slab replacement - replaces only sections of the road that are chipped, cracked or uneven without having to replace the entire road.
  • Road resealing - placing a chip seal over top the existing surface
  • Road resurfacing - removing the old asphalt and replacing it with a new layer to restore the road to a smooth condition.

There are two types of unsealed road repairs:

  • Smoothing - lightly rework the gravel without digging in too far into the sub-base.  This is done when the road has minor damage of is just worn down a bit from use.
  • Reshaping - the gravel is reworked to the sub-base to eliminate large pot holes and rebuild a flattened crown.

Road Paving

Roads Works

Works on roads, may include works by the City, service providers, contractors etc to undertake maintenance or replacement with the road reserve.

All works on the road reserve will comply with MRWA Code of Practice and AS1742.3 (2009): Manual of uniform traffic control devices - Traffic control for works on roads.

Road Reinstatement Specifications and Procedure

Where an organisation undertakes the excavation and reinstatement of an existing pavement on a road (for example, to install or maintain a utility service) the work must comply with the City’s specifications.   This specification also includes requirements for other any work on roads that require temporary traffic control.

A Excavation in a Road Reserve Permit (ISR001) application can be downloaded from Online Forms.

A Inspection Test Plan (ISR004) can be downloaded from Online Forms.

View the Road Reserve Excavation and Reinstatement Guidelines

View the Restoration and Reinstatement Specification for Local Government in WA

View the Utility Providers Code of Practice for WA

State Controlled Roads

The roads listed below running through or within City of Greater Geraldton, are the responsibility of the Main Roads Western Australia:

  • H004 Brand Highway
  • H007 North West Coastal Highway
  • H050 Geraldton-Mount Magnet Road (some sections are known as Gray Street and Maitland Road, within the locality of Mullewa)
  • H062 John Willcock Link
  • M039 Wubin-Mullewa Road
  • M054 Geraldton-Walkaway Road (or commonly known as Edward Road)

In urban areas and on the roads listed, Main Roads is responsible for infrastructure, markings and roadside furniture from constructed kerb on one side of the road to constructed kerb on the opposite side of the road.

In rural areas and on the roads listed, Main Roads is responsible for infrastructure, markings, roadside furniture, and ground, tree & shrub maintenance from the property boundary on one side of the road to the property boundary on the opposite side of the road.

Geraldton Mount Magnet Road

Traffic Signals

The Main Roads is responsible for the maintenance and repair of traffic signals and associated infrastructure.

trtaffic light

Directional/Service Signage

A direction service sign is a sign of a non-commercial nature and of interest to the public and tourists alike.

A Request for a Quote for Directional Signage (ISM003) application can be downloaded from Online Forms.

Stop Sign Roundabout Sign Give Way Sign

Need More Information?

If you require further information, visit City’s Infrastructure Services Department between 8:30am and 5:00pm at the Geraldton Civic Centre on Cathedral Avenue, contact us on (08) 9956 6600 or alternatively email the City.