I am no engineer but I am amazed at the …

Comment on Mereenie Loop Road on the never-never by Graham Buckley.

I am no engineer but I am amazed at the quality of the 100kms of unmade surface that now exists on the Giles Rd. When teaching on a small community just off the Giles Rd. in the last half of the 1990’s most of the trip along it was a challenge, only fit for four wheel-drive vehicles. However, the surface now is terrific. It is just fine for two wheel-drive vehicles. In parts, particularly between the Stuart Hwy. and the Palmer River it gives the appearance, by the colour, that cement has been mixed with the dirt. The generous width is staggering too. Also,it would seem that regular grading is now applied. Whatever, if the Mereenie Loop had the same treatment if would offer a much cheaper and affordable alternative than a bitumen road.

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