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DPTI Media Alert - Repaired Outback Road Signs

20 October 2016

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure advises that 31 of the 32 Outback Roads signs that inform motorists of road conditions are now fully operational.

Following recent weather events a large number of the signs were no longer updating when road conditions changed.

The sign issue was fixed on Thursday 13 October 2016, tests showed all signs updated over the weekend and coverings placed over some signs while not operational are now being removed.

The intermittent fault was difficult to investigate and was eventually traced to a satellite communications issue.

One sign at Cameron Corner in the state’s far north east has a suspected power issue and will be fixed in coming weeks.

The department would like to thank the community for their patience and help with operating some of the signs manually.

We apologise for any inconveniences.