Barton Highway

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Barton Highway
New South Wales – Australian Capital Territory
General information
Type Highway
Length 52 km (32 mi)
Route number(s)
  • A25
route number
  • National Highway 25
Major junctions
North end Hume Highway,
Yass, New South Wales
  for full list see major intersections
South end Federal Highway, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Major settlements Murrumbateman
Highway system
Highways in Australia
National HighwayFreeways in Australia
Highways in New South Wales

The Barton Highway[1] is a short highway in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, Australia.

The Barton Highway connects Canberra to the Hume Highway at Yass, and it is part of the route from Melbourne to Canberra and is named in honour of Sir Edmund Barton, the first Prime Minister of Australia.

Intersection of the Federal Highway, Barton Highway and Northbourne Avenue.

Route and history[edit]

At Yass, it forms a multilevel junction with Hume Highway, which bypasses Yass. The old bypassed Hume Highway section is now named Yass Valley Way. The Barton Highway passes through farmlands and the town of Murrumbateman. With the commuting population between Canberra and Yass on the increase, the highway is planned to be upgraded to dual-carriageway with bypasses. The 2007/08 budget[which?] provides $20 million to plan the upgrade to dual-carriageways on the Barton Highway. Duplication construction is expected to commence by the 2009/2010 Budget and be completed by 2012. Coming up to the 2007 Election, $264 million has been promised by the Coalition Government, while Labor commits to $20 million, just for overtaking lanes.

In 2007, the Barton Highway was noted as the worst highway on the Auslink network in New South Wales.[1][dead link]

Major intersections[edit]

State LGA / District Location km[2] Mile Destinations Notes
New South Wales Yass Valley Yass 0 0 Hume Highway (M31) – Gundagai, Melbourne, Goulburn, Sydney Northern highway terminus; trumpet interchange
4.6 2.9 Yass Valley Way – Yass Dumbbell interchange
Murrumbateman 18.3 11.4 Murrumbateman Road – Gundaroo, Bungendore
Wallaroo 40.1 24.9 New South Wales–Australian Capital Territory border
Australian Capital Territory Hall Hall
Gungahlin KinlysideNicholls boundary 43.4 27.0 Kuringa Drive (Tourist Drive 4) south-west / Clarrie Hermes Drive north-east – Fraser, Belconnen, Ngunnawal Tourist Drive 4 northern concurrency terminus
Gungahlin–Belconnen boundary Nicholls–CraceGiralang tripoint 46.1 28.6 William Slim Drive west / Gundaroo Drive east – Belconnen, Gungahlin, Gundaroo Roundabout
Crace–MitchellKaleen tripoint 49.8 30.9 Gunghalin Drive – Mitchell, Belconnen, Woden Parclo interchange
North Canberra LynehamDowner border 52.0 32.3 Federal Highway (A23) north-east / Northbourne Avenue (A23 / Tourist Drive 4) south – Goulburn, City Centre, Queanbeyan, Cooma Southern highway terminus; Tourist Drive 4 continues south
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]


External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing