Hamilton Highway

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Hamilton Highway
Victoria
General information
Type Highway
Length 231 km (144 mi)
Route number(s)
  • B140 (1998-present)
  • Entire route
Former
route number
  • State Route 106 (1986-1998)
  • Entire route[1]
Major junctions
West end
 
East end
Location(s)
Major settlements Penshurst, Mortlake, Lismore, Cressy, Fyansford
Highway system
Highways in Australia
National HighwayFreeways in Australia
Highways in Victoria

The Hamilton Highway[2] in western Victoria, Australia (state route B140) runs from the Princes Highway in Geelong west to the town of Hamilton through the towns of Inverleigh, Cressy, Lismore, Derrinallum, Darlington, Mortlake, and Penshurst.

The Geelong end of the highway was once routed along Hyland Street Fyansford, until the construction of Deviation Road between 1931-32 with unemployment labour during the Great Depression. Opened in 1933, it was cut into the hillside, the surface was originally of concrete construction. The road opened 54 years after the first petition by Fyansford residents for such a road.[3]

In Hamilton, the Glenelg Highway continues across the South Australian border to Mount Gambier rendering the Hamilton Highway a popular alternative route for the Melbourne to Mount Gambier trip (being roughly 50 km shorter than a trip down Highway 1).

Major Intersections and Towns[edit]

Hamilton Highway
Westbound Distance to
Hamilton
(km)
Distance to
Geelong
(km)
Eastbound
High Speed Intersection Crossroads Intersection (clockwise from highway)
Glenelg Highway to Hamilton and Mount Gambier
Hiller Lane
Glenelg Highway to Dunkeld and Ballarat
End Hamilton Highway 3 231 Start Hamilton Highway
continues as 31 203 Port Fairy, Warrnambool
Penshurst-Warrnambool Road
Macarthur
Macarthur-Penshurst Road Australia R1-3.svg
Macarthur
Macarthur-Penshurst Road
Port Fairy, Warrnambool
Penshurst-Warrnambool Road Australia R1-3.svg
Penshurst
Penshurst duplexes with
duplexes with 32 202 Dunkeld
Penshurst-Dunkeld Road High Speed Intersection
Dunkeld
Penshurst-Dunkeld Road High Speed Intersection
continues as
Warrnambool
Warrnambool-Caramut Road High Speed Intersection
56 178 Warrnambool
Warrnambool-Caramut Road High Speed Intersection
Warrnambool
Hopkins Highway High Speed Intersection
87.5 146.5 Warrnambool
Hopkins Highway High Speed Intersection
Terang, Cobden
Terang-Mortlake Road Australia R1-3.svg
88.5 145.5 Mortlake
Mortlake Terang, Cobden
Terang-Mortlake Road Australia R1-3.svg
Lake Bolac, Ararat
Mortlake-Ararat Road High Speed Intersection
89 145 Lake Bolac, Ararat
Mortlake-Ararat Road High Speed Intersection
Camperdown
Darlington Road High Speed Intersection
112 122 Camperdown
Darlington Road High Speed Intersection
Camperdown, Skipton
Lismore-Skipton Road High Speed Intersection
137 97 Skipton, Camperdown
Lismore-Skipton Road High Speed Intersection
Camperdown
Camperdown-Lismore Road High Speed Intersection
139 95 Lismore
Lismore Camperdown
Camperdown-Lismore Road High Speed Intersection
Ballarat
Lismore-Scarsdale Road High Speed Intersection
144 90 Ballarat
Lismore-Scarsdale Road High Speed Intersection
Camperdown
Foxhow Road High Speed Intersection
162 72 Camperdown
Foxhow Road High Speed Intersection
continues as 168 66 Cressy, Colac
Colac-Ballarat Road High Speed Intersection
Cressy, Colac
Colac-Ballarat Road High Speed Intersection
duplexes with
duplexes with 169 65 Rokewood, Ballarat
Colac-Ballarat Road High Speed Intersection
Rokewood, Ballarat
Colac-Ballarat Road High Speed Intersection
continues as
Shelford, Rokewood
Inverleigh-Shelford Road High Speed Intersection
202 32 Shelford
Inverleigh-Shelford Road High Speed Intersection
Winchelsea
Inverleigh-Winchelsea Road High Speed Intersection
206 28 Inverleigh
Inverleigh Winchelsea
Inverleigh-Winchelsea Road High Speed Intersection
continues as 225.3 8.7 Ballarat
Friend In Hand Road High Speed Intersection
Ballarat
Friend In Hand Road High Speed Intersection
duplexes with
duplexes with 225.6 8.4 Ceres, Moriac
Merrawarp Road High Speed Intersection
Ceres, Moriac
Merrawarp Road High Speed Intersection
continues as
Ballarat
Fyansford-Gheringhap Road High Speed Intersection
228 6 Ballarat
Fyansford-Gheringhap Road High Speed Intersection
Melbourne
Geelong Ring Road Grade Separated Intersection Australia W3-3.svg Melbourne / Avalon Airport
228.3 5.7 Melbourne
Geelong Ring Road Grade Separated Intersection Australia W3-3.svg Melbourne / Avalon Airport
To Great Ocean Road
Colac
Geelong Ring Road Grade Separated Intersection Australia W3-3.svg
228.6 5.4 To Great Ocean Road
Colac
Geelong Ring Road Grade Separated Intersection Australia W3-3.svg
Corio
Hyland Street High Speed Intersection
230 4 Corio
Hyland Street High Speed Intersection
Belmont, Corio
Shannon Avenue Australia W3-3.svg
232.5 1.5 Corio, Belmont
Shannon Avenue Australia W3-3.svg
Start Hamilton Highway 234 0 Geelong
End Hamilton Highway
Australia W3-3.svg Traffic Lights (clockwise from highway)
Latrobe Terrace (Princes Highway) to Corio and Melbourne
Ryrie Street to City Centre and Drysdale
Latrobe Terrace (Princes Highway) to Great Ocean Road and Waurn Ponds

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ State Route 106 - Hamilton Highway, Main Roads Victoria. Retrieved on 14 September 2013.[self-published source]
  2. ^ Hamilton Highway (B140), Expressway - Paul Rands. Retrieved on 14 September 2013.[self-published source]
  3. ^ John, McNeil (1990) A Journey to Destiny 1890-1990 100 Years of Cement Manufacturing at Fyansford by Australian Cement Limited

External links[edit]

Media related to Hamilton Highway at Wikimedia Commons