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Stuart Highway job dearer, delayed

"Un-identified underground services" delayed work. The new costs are yet to be calculated, says the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Stuart Highway trek maintains its allure after decades


I’ve been travelling the Stuart Highway between Alice and Adelaide for decades and I never tire of it, writes KIERAN FINNANE.


UPDATE August 21: Fuel price gouging by Erldunda Roadhouse.

And now, the Stuart Highway by scooter

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Out of work French actor does it the hard way: At the Finke crossing yesterday. Alice in a couple of days. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


UPDATE 3.30pm Guyetand is running, for the Swiss charity, Running Together.

96 trees chopped down to 'duplicate' highway

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69 trees cut down to enable road "duplication". ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


UPDATE 1.40pm Friday It is a $10m Commonwealth Government funded project under the Safety and Fatigue Management program. The design has been undertaken with Australian Standards and Austroads Design Guidelines. (See more.)

Defence to close Stuart Highway for up to 12 hours

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Several closures between now and October 21: Department fails to answer vital questions. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO by Jason Wright of an explosion near Woomera in June 2017, taken from Lake Hart.


UPDATE Oct 4, 11.50am Minimal notice to Alice residents of closure from 3pm up to 11pm today. Passenger and freight trains not affected by the Woomera tests.




PLEASE NOTE October 8, 9.40am: We offered the Defence Department prominent space for paid advertising on this front page for its Stuart Highway closures, with express production (usually less than two hours). We explained that we don’t publish public notices as editorial matter. We emailed the department at 1.59pm on October 5. We have not yet received a reply.

A bridge too far? A tunnel may be the answer.

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Two study groups are pondering what to do about floods and how to cope with expected traffic congestion in The Gap. Maybe they should stick their heads together and look at a tunnel for road and rail. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


UPDATE 10.45am May 4.


UPDATE 10.40am May 5: River width.

Signs of the Explorers Way – that's all so far

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East-west, north-south self drive bonanza waiting to happen – but so far it's just words. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

UPDATE 1.10pm Feb 6:
Outback Way distances sealed, unsealed and about to be sealed. In WA and Queensland local governments "have spent decades building up the roads. The scope left is to seal the road, which costs considerably less," says the NT department. And deals with traditional owners are commercial in confidence.

Art Trail, Explorer's Way: big words, so far no substance



What are the details? Don't ask. A local IT entrepreneur seems to have a better handle on the concept than the SA and NT Ministers. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


Four lanes through Gap: Does Alice need them?




With the town's population stagnant for a decade, home prices in decline and commercial real estate empty, would that be public money well spent? Or is the "no dam" lobby hard at work? ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


Bogged meters off highway and AANT doesn't lift a finger




Premium card holder and member for 23 years is told you're on your own, mate. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Read the fine print.


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