Gwydir Highway

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Gwydir Highway
New South Wales
General information
Type Highway
Length 567 km (352 mi)
Opened 1928
Route number(s)
  • B76
  • Entire Route
Former
route number
  • National Route 38 (1962-2013)
  • Entire Route[1]
Major junctions
West end
  Newell Highway
Fossickers Way
New England Highway
Summerland Way
East end
Location(s)
Major settlements Collarenebri, Moree, Warialda, Inverell, Glen Innes
Highway system
Highways in Australia
National HighwayFreeways in Australia
Highways in New South Wales

The Gwydir Highway is a state highway in northern New South Wales, Australia.

It was named after the Gwydir River, which in turn was named for a locale in Wales. The highway is approximately 567 kilometres (352 mi) long.

Route[edit]

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.[2]

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.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alpha Numeric route numbers - A new Road Numbering System, NSW Transport Roads & Maritime Services. Retrieved on 6 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Gwydir Highway". Ozroads. Retrieved 21 June 2011. [self-published source]

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