Goulburn Valley Highway

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Goulburn Valley Highway
Victoria
General information
Type Highway
Length 212 km (132 mi)
Route number(s)
Former
route number
Major junctions
NE end
 
SE end
Location(s)
Major settlements Strathmerton, Shepparton, Nagambie, Seymour, Yea, Alexandra
Highway system
Highways in Australia
National HighwayFreeways in Australia
Highways in Victoria

The Goulburn Valley Highway[2] is a highway located in Victoria, Australia. The section north beyond the Hume Freeway is part of the Melbourne to Brisbane National Highway (together with Hume Freeway) and is the main link between these two cities as well as a major link between Victoria and inland New South Wales. The highway roughly follows the course of the Goulburn River, a tributary of the Murray River. The Highway serves the fruit and vegetable growing areas of the Goulburn Valley in Victoria, one of Australia's most productive agricultural regions.

The highway runs from Eildon to Seymour as a two lane single carriageway sealed road with shoulders and between Arcadia to Tocumwal also as a two lane single carriageway but with tactile road lines, wide shoulders and small sections of 3 or 4 lane single carriageway road for overtaking. The section from the Hume Freeway to Arcadia via Nagambie has been fully converted into a dual carriageway and has been renamed as the Goulburn Valley Freeway.

The Goulburn Valley Highway crosses the Murray River at Tocumwal to join the Newell Highway in New South Wales.

Freeway Upgrade[edit]

The Goulburn Valley Highway is defined as a Road of National Importance (RONI) which means the Australian Government fully funds improvements to it. It is progressively being upgraded to freeway standard with the goal to ultimately bypass all towns between the Hume Freeway and north of Shepparton.

Major Intersections and Towns[edit]

NSW/Vic Border - Arcadia[edit]

Goulburn Valley Highway
Northbound Distance to
Tocumwal
(km)
Distance to
Melbourne
(km)
Southbound
End Goulburn Valley Highway
continues as Newell Highway
to Finley and Brisbane
0 270 Start Goulburn Valley Highway
from Newell Highway
MURRAY RIVER MURRAY RIVER
NEW SOUTH WALES
STATE BORDER
VICTORIA
Cobram
Cobram-Koonoomoo Road High Speed Intersection
11 259 Cobram, Yarrawonga
Cobram-Koonoomoo Road High Speed Intersection
continues as 15 255 To Benalla
Cobram, Yarrawonga
Murray Valley Highway High Speed Intersection
Cobram, Yarrawonga
Murray Valley Highway High Speed Intersection
duplexes with
Strathmerton 25 245 Strathmerton
duplexes with 29 241 Nathalia, Echuca, Kerang, Swan Hill
Murray Valley Highway High Speed Intersection
Echuca, Kerang, Swan Hill
Murray Valley Highway High Speed Intersection
continues as
continues as 47 223 Nathalia
Katamatite-Nathalia Road High Speed Intersection
Nathalia
Katamatite-Nathalia Road High Speed Intersection
duplexes with
Numurkah 48 222 Numurkah
duplexes with 49 221 Katamatite
Katamatite-Nathalia Road High Speed Intersection
Katamatite, Yarrawonga
Katamatite-Nathalia Road High Speed Intersection
continues as
Katamatite
Katamatite-Shepparton Road High Speed Intersection
71.5 198.5 Katamatite
Katamatite-Shepparton Road High Speed Intersection
Grahamvale Road High Speed Intersection 71.6 198.4 To Euroa
Melbourne via Town Bypass
Grahamvale Road High Speed Intersection
Nathalia, Barmah
Barmah-Shepparton Road High Speed Intersection
76 194 Barmah
Barmah-Shepparton Road High Speed Intersection
Dookie
Dookie-Shepparton Road Australia W3-3.svg
79 191 Dookie
Dookie-Shepparton Road Australia W3-3.svg
Northbound Distance to
Shepparton
(km)
Distance to
Melbourne
(km)
Southbound
Kyabram, Elmore, Bendigo; Benalla
Midland Highway Australia W3-3.svg
0 189 Shepparton
Shepparton Benalla; Kyabram, Elmore, Bendigo
Midland Highway Australia W3-3.svg
To Euroa
Benalla, Tocumwal
River Road High Speed Intersection
7 182 To Euroa
River Road High Speed Intersection
Goulburn Valley Highway
continues from Goulburn Valley Freeway
16 173 continues as Goulburn Valley Freeway
to Seymour and Melbourne

Hume Freeway (Seymour) - Eildon[edit]

Goulburn Valley Highway
Westbound Distance to
Seymour
(km)
Distance to
Eildon
(km)
Eastbound
continues as Goulburn Valley Freeway
to Shepparton
-- 100 Goulburn Valley Highway
continues from Goulburn Valley Freeway
Melbourne, Wodonga, Sydney
Hume Freeway Grade Separated Intersection
To Melbourne
Puckapunyal, Tooborac
Seymour-Tooborac Road High Speed Intersection
-- 95 To Melbourne
Puckapunyal, Tooborac
Seymour-Tooborac Road High Speed Intersection
Seymour 0 94 Seymour
To Melbourne
Tallarook
Upper Goulburn Road High Speed Intersection
10 84 To Melbourne
Tallarook
Upper Goulburn Road High Speed Intersection
Flowerdale, Whittlesea
Whittlesea-Yea Road High Speed Intersection
37 57 Flowerdale, Whittlesea
Whittlesea-Yea Road High Speed Intersection
Yea 38 56 Yea
Westbound Distance to
Melbourne
via Yarra Glen
(km)
Distance to
Eildon
(km)
Eastbound
continues as 111 56 Yarra Glen, Lilydale
Melba Highway High Speed Intersection
Yarra Glen, Melbourne
Melba Highway High Speed Intersection
duplexes with
duplexes with 129 38 Bonnie Doon, Mansfield, Benalla
Maroondah Link Highway High Speed Intersection
Mansfield
Maroondah Link Highway High Speed Intersection
continues as
Westbound Distance to
Seymour
(km)
Distance to
Eildon
(km)
Eastbound
Bonnie Doon, Mansfield, Benalla
Maroondah Highway High Speed Intersection
62 32 Mansfield
Maroondah Highway High Speed Intersection
Marysville, Melbourne
Maroondah Highway High Speed Intersection
69 25 Alexandra
Alexandra Marysville, Healesville, Lilydale, Melbourne
Maroondah Highway High Speed Intersection
To Melbourne
Taggerty-Thornton Road High Speed Intersection
81 13 Taggerty-Thornton Road High Speed Intersection
Start Goulburn Valley Highway
from Eildon Road
94 0 Eildon
End Goulburn Valley Highway
continues as Eildon Road
to Lake Eildon

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ State Route 168, Ozroads: the Australian Roads Website. Retrieved on 1 July 2008.
  2. ^ Goulburn Valley Highway, VicRoads Site. Retrieved on 1 July 2008.