Mallee Highway

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Mallee Highway
South Australia – Victoria
General information
Type Highway
Length 377 km (234 mi)
Route number(s)
  • B12 (1998-present)
    Entire route
Former
route number
  • National Route 12 (? - 1999)
    Entire route
Major junctions
West end
 
East end
Location(s)
Major settlements Lameroo, Pinnaroo, Ouyen, Manangatang
Highway system
Highways in Australia
National HighwayFreeways in Australia
Highways in South Australia

The Mallee Highway[1][2][3] (formerly the Ouyen Highway in Victoria) is part of the shortest route between Adelaide and Sydney. It runs east from Tailem Bend in South Australia through cereal-growing farmland at the southern end of the Murray Mallee to Pinnaroo near the border with Victoria, where it crosses Pinaroo-Loxton and Pinaroo-Bordertown Road in Pinaroo. It continues in Victoria through Ouyen, where it crosses the Calder Highway (the old Ouyen Highway terminated at the Calder Highway and never proceeded east), and Piangil, where it crosses the Murray Valley Highway.

Route B12, however continues past the Mallee Highway terminus along the Murray Valley Highway for two kilometres north of Piangil, linking to Tooleybuc Road where it continues until it crosses the New South Wales border and the Murray River at Tooleybuc. The road then continues to Balranald, at the Murrumbidgee River (without the B12 designation). Tooleybuc Road terminates at the Sturt Highway which continues en route to Sydney via the Hume Highway or Mid-Western Highway.

Major Intersections and Towns[edit]

Mallee Highway
Westbound Distance to
Adelaide
(km)
Distance to
Swan Hill
(km)
Eastbound
High Speed Intersection T-Intersection (clockwise from highway)
Dukes Highway to Bordertown and Melbourne
Dukes Highway to Tailem Bend and Adelaide
End Mallee Highway 100 414 Start Mallee Highway
Coomandook
Old Dukes Highway High Speed Intersection
114 400 Coomandook
Old Dukes Highway High Speed Intersection
Lameroo 199 315 Lameroo
continues as 233 281 Bordertown, Naracoorte
Ngarkat Highway[4] High Speed Intersection
Bordertown, Naracoorte
Ngarkat Highway High Speed Intersection
duplexes with
duplexes with 239 275 Pinnaroo
Loxton, Renmark
Browns Well Highway[4] High Speed Intersection
Loxton, Renmark
Browns Well Highway High Speed Intersection
Pinnaroo continues as
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
STATE BORDER
VICTORIA
Murrayville 266 248 Murrayville
Boinka 307 207 Boinka
Underbool 326 188 Underbool
Patchewollock
Walpeup-Patchewollock Road High Speed Intersection
346 168 Walpeup
Walpeup Patchewollock, Hopetoun
Walpeup-Patchewollock Road High Speed Intersection
Patchewollock, Hopetoun
Ouyen-Patchewollock Road High Speed Intersection
374 140 Patchewollock
Ouyen-Patchewollock Road High Speed Intersection
continues as 375.7 138.3 Ouyen
To Ballarat
Bendigo, Melbourne
Calder Highway High Speed Intersection
To Ballarat
Bendigo, Melbourne
Calder Highway High Speed Intersection
duplexes with
duplexes with 375.8 138.2 Red Cliffs, Mildura
Calder Highway High Speed Intersection
Red Cliffs, Mildura
Calder Highway High Speed Intersection
Ouyen continues as
Robinvale, Sea Lake
Robinvale-Sea Lake Road High Speed Intersection
431 83 Manangatang
Manangatang Sea Lake, Robinvale
Robinvale-Sea Lake Road High Speed Intersection
Piangil 470 44 Piangil
Start Mallee Highway 472 42 End Mallee Highway
High Speed Intersection T-Intersection (clockwise from highway)
Murray Valley Highway to Robinvale and Sydney
Murray Valley Highway to Swan Hill and Melbourne

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mallee Highway Touring Route, Design Train. Retrieved on 15 September 2013.
  2. ^ National Routes - Interstate Links, Main Roads Victoria. Retrieved on 15 September 2013.
  3. ^ B12 Mallee Highway, Ozroads. Retrieved on 15 September 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Murray Mallee, Riverland". Naming of State Rural Roads. Government of South Australia. 6 December 2013. Rack Plan 870. Retrieved 3 October 2014.