The Desert Road is closed today, and its only the middle of May.
It must be the only number 1 highway in the world that is regularly closed for snow.
The country's main highway has corners in shaded gullies with a 25 km reccomended speed.
It would take about 4 viaducts and maybe a couple of hundred million to have a weather proof number one state highway.
Yet when the good times came in the last 9 years the new 15,000 state servants was thought a good place to spend money.