A9 (Sydney)

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A9
New South Wales
The Northern Road (northbound) at Luddenham.JPG
The Northern Road (northbound) at Luddenham
General information
Type Highway
Length 61 km (38 mi)
History Superseded Metroad 9 in 2013
Route number(s)
  • A9
  • Entire length
Former
route number
  • Metroad 9 (1998-2013)
  • State Route 69 (1973-1998)[1]
  • Entire length
Major junctions
North end
 
South end
Location(s)
Major suburbs Windsor, Campbelltown
Highway system
Highways in Australia
National HighwayFreeways in Australia
Highways in New South Wales

The A9 is the outer western Sydney Bypass connecting Campbelltown to Windsor. It was formerly designated Metroad 9, which was one of Sydney's Metroads

The name "A9" is just the route allocation for the route as a whole. In actual fact, the A9 route runs along a whole series of roads. From Windsor to Campbelltown:

  • Macquarie Street
  • George Street
  • Richmond Road
  • The Northern Road
  • Narellan Road

The A9 applies to Narellan Road from the Hume Motorway interchange to Camden and the complete stretch of The Northern Road from Camden to Windsor via Penrith. It crosses the Great Western Highway and M4 Western Motorway near Penrith.

The A9 is also the major link between the International Regatta Centre at Cranebrook and the M4 Western Motorway. It was upgraded just before the Sydney 2000 Olympics.

History[edit]

The A9 route was first known as State Route 69. State Route 69 was a state route linking Singleton to Wollongong via Sydney's western suburbs, along Putty Road, the current A9, and Appin Road. It was replaced by Metroad 9 in December 1998 and consequently State Route 69 was split into two sections.[2] The northern section (Putty Road) connected Windsor to Singleton. The southern section (Appin Road) connected Campbelltown to Wollongong via the Princes Motorway.

In 2013, as part of the alpha numeric route scheme, Metroad 9 was decommissioned and replaced by A9. Also, the northern section of State Route 69 (Putty Road) was decommissioned while the southern section (Appin Road) is now route B69.

Future Development[edit]

It is proposed that as part of economic development of western Sydney, including the construction of an airport at Badgerys Creek, the road would be upgraded to a grade separated motorway. The proposal, known as the M9 Outer-Western Sydney Orbital motorway, would link the M7 at Casula with the central coast via Camden, Penrith and Windsor.

On 17 June 2014, as part of the State Budget, the NSW Government announced a $5.5 billion road package for Western Sydney. It includes $4.6 million for planning the M9 Motorway. The preferred corridor for the motorway is expected to be announced later in 2014 before plans are made for reserving land. [3]

See also[edit]

Portal icon Australian Roads portal

References[edit]

  1. ^ State Route 69, Ozroads, Retrieved on 2 August 2013[self-published source]
  2. ^ http://ozroads.com.au/NSW/RouteNumbering/Metroads/9/metroad9.htm OzRoads: Metroad 9[self-published source]
  3. ^ Clennel, Andrew (19 June 2014). "M9 Outer-western Sydney Orbital motorway part of big ticket $5.5b roads package unveiled in today’s NSW Budget". The Daily Telegraph (News ltd). Retrieved 21 June 2014.