Gwydir Highway

The Gwydir Highway is a 566-kilometre (352 mi)[1] state highway in northern New South Wales, Australia.

Gwydir Highway

The Gwydir River Bridge on the highway at Gravesend.
General information
TypeHighway
Length566 km (352 mi)[1]
Opened1928
Route number(s)
  • B76
  • Entire Route
Former
route number
  • National Route 38 (1962-2013)
  • Entire Route[2]
Major junctions
West end
  Newell Highway
Fossickers Way
New England Highway
Summerland Way
East end
Location(s)
Major settlementsCollarenebri, Moree, Warialda, Inverell, Glen Innes
Highway system

The highway was named after the Gwydir River, which in turn was named for a locale in Wales.

Route

The Gwydir Highway traverses the New England region from the inland plains to the coastal region, linking the Castlereagh Highway, Collarenebri, Moree, Warialda, Inverell, Glen Innes and Grafton. The western termination of the highway is at the junction of the Castlereagh Highway, 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) north of Walgett.[3]

At Moree it intersects the Newell Highway. At Inverell it has an intersection with Thunderbolts Way. At Glen Innes it intersects the New England Highway. At Grafton on the Clarence River, it joins the Pacific Highway, the Summerland Way and the Orara Way. Between Glen Innes and Grafton, the Gwydir Highway runs between the Gibraltar Range and Washpool National Parks.

In December 1960 a 160 kilometre deviation opened between Glen Innes and Grafton with the old road renamed Old Glen Innes Road.[4]

Major junctions

LGALocationkm[1]miDestinationsNotes
WalgettWalgett00.0 Castlereagh Highway (B55)  Walgett, Lightning Ridge, Coonamble, GilgandraY-intersection; western terminus; road continues north and south as the Castlereagh Highway
Collarenebri6037Wilson Street4-way intersection; Gwydir Highway continues east
Barwon RiverRocky Ford Bridge
Moree PlainsMoree200120Balo Street to Boggabilla Road to Carnarvon Highway  Mungindi, St George (QLD)4-way intersection; Gwydir Highway continues south
Mehi RiverDoctor Geoffrey Hunter Bridge
Moree PlainsMoree201125 Newell Highway (A39) [east] / Alice Street  Boggabilla, Glen Innes, Grafton, GoondawindiRoundabout; western concurrency terminus; Gwydir Highway continues east
Newell Highway (A39) [south] / Balo Street  Narrabri, Dubbo, NarranderaRoundabout
Newell Highway (A39) [north] / Moree Bypass  Boggabilla, GoondawindiT-intersection; eastern concurrency terminus; Gwydir Highway continues east
Gwydir River257160Gwydir River Bridge
GwydirWarialda277172 Fossickers Way / Allan Cunningham Road (B95)  Bingara, Barraba, TamworthT-ntersection; western concurrency terminus; Gwydir Highway continues east
279173 Fossickers Way / Warialda Road (B95)  Yetman to Bruxner HighwayT-intersection; eastern concurrency terminus; Gwydir Highway continues east
Macintyre River340210Bridge over the river (bridge name unknown)
InverellInverell340210Otho StreetRoundabout; Gwydir Highway continues southeast
341212Tinga Road to Thunderbolts Way (no shield)  Uralla, Walcha, GloucesterT-intersection: Gwydir Highway continues east
Glen Innes SevernGlen Innes407253 New England Highway (A15) [north] / Church Street  Stanthorpe, Warwick (QLD)T-intersection; northern concurrency terminus; Gwydir Highway continues south
New England Highway (A15) [south] / Church Street  Armidale, Tamworth, NewcastleRoundabound; southern concurrency terminus; Gwydir Highway continues east
Beardy Waters413257Bridge over the river (bridge name unknown)
Mann River522324Bridge over the river (bridge name unknown)
Clarence ValleyGrafton565351Bent Street to
Summerland Way (B91) [north]  Casino, Kyogle
Roundabound; Gwydir Highway continues east
Pacific Highway (A1)  Coffs Harbour, Newcastle, Sydney, Brunswick Heads to
Pacific Motorway (M1)  Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast
T-intersection; eastern terminus; road continues north and south as the Pacific Highway
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also

References

  1. Gwydir Highway, Walgett NSW 2832 to Charles Street, South Grafton NSW 2460 (Map). Google Maps. 2016. Retrieved 11 November 2016.
  2. Alpha Numeric route numbers - A new Road Numbering System, NSW Transport Roads & Maritime Services. Retrieved on 6 October 2012.
  3. "Gwydir Highway". Ozroads. Retrieved 21 June 2011.
  4. New Highway Links Inland Areas with Coast Truck & Bus Transportation July 1960 page 65


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