Murray Valley Highway

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Murray Valley Highway
New South Wales – Victoria
NathaliaMainStreet.JPG
Murray Valley Highway at Nathalia
General information
Type Highway
Length 663 km (412 mi)
Route number(s)
  • Nil
  • (Within New South Wales)
  • B400
  • (Within Victoria)
Former
route number
  • National Route 16
    (1955–1998) (Vic.)
    (1955–2013) (NSW)
  • Entire route
Major junctions
NW end
 
for full list see major intersections
SE end
Location(s)
Major settlements Robinvale, Swan Hill, Kerang, Echuca, Yarrawonga, Wodonga, Tallangatta
Highway system
Highways in Australia
National HighwayFreeways in Australia
Highways in New South Wales
The end of the Murray Valley Highway at the Bringenbrong Bridge near Corryong.

The Murray Valley Highway[1][2] is a state highway that is located in Victoria and New South Wales, Australia.

Route[edit]

The Murray Valley Road was built in the late 1920s and early 1930s by the Country Roads Board of Victoria as part of a program of rural roads to facilitate development of the more remote parts of the state and provide connections between communities in addition to the roads and railways radiating out from Melbourne. It is one of a number of roads designated as a State Highway in 1933.[3] At that time, the highway ran from Corryong to the South Australian border. The western end of this route is now part of the Sturt Highway.

The popular tourist route follows the south side of the Murray River and effectively acts as the northern-most highway in Victoria. The western end of route B400 is the Murray River bridge at Robinvale, although the Murray Valley Highway crosses that bridge without the B400 designation (formerly as National Route 16[4]) to connect with the Sturt Highway 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) further north. Historically, the Murray Valley Highway continued west to connect with the Calder Highway at Hattah instead of crossing the river. The eastern end is in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range at Corryong. There has also been a contemporary re-alignment of the eastern end; whereby the highway used to go through Thologogong, Walwa and Towong (the current Murray River Road C546).

The route also extends further east and crosses the border into New South Wales as the Alpine Way.

Most of the highway is fairly straight and flat, much of it through irrigated farmland. It becomes hillier and more winding east of Wodonga, with a moderately steep mountain pass near Koetong, between Tallangatta and Corryong.

The major towns along the route are Robinvale, Swan Hill, Kerang, Cohuna, Echuca, Nathalia, Strathmerton, Cobram, Yarrawonga, Rutherglen, Wodonga, Tallangatta and Corryong.

Major intersections and towns[edit]

Murray Valley Highway
Northbound Distance to
Mildura
(km)
Distance to
Melbourne
(km)
Southbound
High Speed Intersection T-intersection (clockwise from highway)
Sturt Highway to Mildura, Renmark and Adelaide
Sturt Highway to Balranald, Hay and Sydney
End Murray Valley Highway 81 475 Start Murray Valley Highway
Murray River 84 472 Murray River
NEW SOUTH WALES
STATE BORDER
VICTORIA
End 84 472 Start
Robinvale 85 471 Robinvale
Manangatang, Sea Lake
Robinvale-Sea Lake Road High Speed Intersection
87 469 Manangatang, Sea Lake
Robinvale-Sea Lake Road High Speed Intersection
Hattah
Hattah-Robinvale Road High Speed Intersection
102 454 Hattah
Hattah-Robinvale Road High Speed Intersection
continues as 175 381 Tooleybuc, Balranald, Sydney
Tooleybuc Road High Speed Intersection
Tooleybuc, Balranald, Sydney
Tooleybuc Road High Speed Intersection
duplexes with
duplexes with 177 379 Ouyen, Adelaide
Mallee Highway High Speed Intersection
Ouyen, Adelaide
Mallee Highway High Speed Intersection
continues as
Nyah 192 364 Nyah
Northbound Distance to
Swan Hill
(km)
Distance to
Melbourne
(km)
Southbound
Town Centre, Sea Lake
Sea Lake-Swan Hill Road
Moulamein, Deniliquin
Moulamein Road Australia R1-3.svg
0 337 Swan Hill
Swan Hill Moulamein, Deniliquin
Moulamein Road
Town Centre, Sea Lake
Sea Lake-Swan Hill Road Australia R1-3.svg
Wycheproof, Donald
Donald-Swan Hill Road High Speed Intersection
5 332 Wycheproof, Donald
Donald-Swan Hill Road High Speed Intersection
Lake Boga 16 321 Lake Boga
To Boort
Quambatook, Donald
Kerang-Quambatook Road High Speed Intersection
57 280 To Boort
Quambatook, Donald
Kerang-Quambatook Road High Speed Intersection
To Murrabit
Town Centre, Koondrook
Kerang-Koondrook Road High Speed Intersection
59 278 Kerang
Kerang To Murrabit
Town Centre, Koondrook
Kerang-Koondrook Road High Speed Intersection
Bendigo, Melbourne
Loddon Valley Highway High Speed Intersection
62 275 Bendigo, Melbourne
Loddon Valley Highway High Speed Intersection
Westbound Distance to
Swan Hill
(km)
Distance to
Echuca
(km)
Eastbound
Koondrook, Barham
Cohuna-Koondrook Road High Speed Intersection
89 63 Koondrook, Barham
Cohuna-Koondrook Road High Speed Intersection
Leitchville
Cohuna-Leitchville Road High Speed Intersection
91 61 Cohuna
Cohuna Leitchville, Pyramid Hill
Cohuna-Leitchville Road High Speed Intersection
Leitchville, Pyramid Hill
Kerang-Leitchville Road High Speed Intersection
106 46 Leitchville, Pyramid Hill
Kerang-Leitchville Road High Speed Intersection
Town Centre, Moama
Warren Street High Speed Intersection
152 0 Echuca
Town Centre, Moama
Warren Street High Speed Intersection
Westbound Distance to
Swan Hill
(km)
Distance to
Wodonga
(km)
Eastbound
continues as 154 236 Rochester, Bendigo, Melbourne
Northern Highway Australia R1-3.svg
Rochester, Bendigo, Melbourne
Northern Highway Australia R1-3.svg
duplexes with
duplexes with 156 234 Town Centre, Moama, Deniliquin
Northern Highway Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Town Centre, Moama, Deniliquin
Northern Highway Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
continues as
Westbound Distance to
Echuca
(km)
Distance to
Wodonga
(km)
Eastbound
Kyabram
Echuca-Kyabram Road High Speed Intersection
0 233 Kyabram
Echuca-Kyabram Road High Speed Intersection
Echuca
Tongala, Kyabram
Kyabram-Tongala Road High Speed Intersection
18 215 Tongala, Kyabram
Kyabram-Tongala Road High Speed Intersection
Kyabram
John Allen Road High Speed Intersection
28 205 Kyabram
John Allen Road High Speed Intersection
To Tatura
Shepparton
Echuca-Mooroopna Road High Speed Intersection
30 203 To Tatura
Shepparton
Echuca-Mooroopna Road High Speed Intersection
GOULBURN RIVER 36 197 GOULBURN RIVER
Shepparton, Barmah
Barmah-Shepparton Road High Speed Intersection
51 182 Barmah, Shepparton
Barmah-Shepparton Road High Speed Intersection
Numurkah, Katamatite
Katamatite-Nathalia Road High Speed Intersection
54 179 Numurkah, Katamatite
Katamatite-Nathalia Road High Speed Intersection
Nathalia 55 178 Nathalia
continues as 89 144 Numurkah, Shepparton, Melbourne
Goulburn Valley Highway High Speed Intersection
Numurkah, Shepparton, Melbourne
Goulburn Valley Highway High Speed Intersection
duplexes with
Strathmerton 93 140 Strathmerton
duplexes with 103.2 129.8 Tocumwal, Brisbane
Goulburn Valley Highway High Speed Intersection
Tocumwal, Brisbane
Goulburn Valley Highway High Speed Intersection
continues as
Benalla
Benalla-Tocumwal Road High Speed Intersection
103.3 129.7 Katamatite, Benalla
Benalla-Tocumwal Road High Speed Intersection
Katamatite, Benalla
Cobram South Road High Speed Intersection
107 126 Benalla
Cobram South Road High Speed Intersection
To Barooga
Town Centre, Tocumwal
Cobram-Koonoomoo Road High Speed Intersection
108 125 Cobram
Cobram To Barooga
Town Centre, Tocumwal
Cobram-Koonoomoo Road High Speed Intersection
continues as 144 89 To Katamatite
Benalla
Benalla-Yarrawonga Road High Speed Intersection
To Katamatite
Benalla
Benalla-Yarrawonga Road High Speed Intersection
duplexes with
duplexes with 145 88 Yarrawonga
Town Centre, Mulwala, Corowa
Belmore Street Australia R1-3.svg
Town Centre, Mulwala, Corowa
Belmore Street Australia R1-3.svg
Yarrawonga continues as
Wangaratta
Wangaratta-Yarrawonga Road High Speed Intersection
164 69 Wangaratta
Wangaratta-Yarrawonga Road High Speed Intersection
Wangaratta, Corowa
Three Chain Road High Speed Intersection
186 47 Wahgunyah, Corowa, Wangaratta
Three Chain Road High Speed Intersection
continues as 190 43 Rutherglen
Wahgunyah, Corowa
Rutherglen-Wahgunyah Road High Speed Intersection
Wahgunyah, Corowa
Rutherglen-Wahgunyah Road High Speed Intersection
duplexes with
duplexes with 191 42 Springhurst, Chiltern
Chiltern-Rutherglen Road Australia R1-3.svg
Springhurst, Chiltern
Chiltern-Rutherglen Road Australia R1-3.svg
Rutherglen continues as
Chiltern, Howlong
Chiltern-Howlong Road High Speed Intersection
206 27 Howlong, Chiltern
Chiltern-Howlong Road High Speed Intersection
Howlong
Barnawartha-Howlong Road High Speed Intersection
212 21 Howlong
Barnawartha-Howlong Road High Speed Intersection
Murray Valley Highway
continues from Hume Freeway
218 15 Wangaratta, Melbourne
Hume Freeway Grade Separated Intersection
continues as Hume Freeway
to Wodonga
Westbound Distance to
Melbourne
(km)
Distance to
Corryong
(km)
Eastbound
continues as Hume Freeway
to Melbourne
319 123 Murray Valley Highway
duplexes with Old Hume Highway
and continues from Hume Freeway
Albury
Old Hume Highway
Bandiana Link Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Sydney
Hume Freeway Grade Separated Intersection
duplexes with 320 122 Wodonga
Town Centre, Beechworth
Old Hume Highway Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Town Centre, Beechworth
Old Hume Highway Australian traffic lights ahead sign.png
Wodonga continues as
Albury, Sydney
Bandiana Link Australia R1-3.svg
324 118 Albury, Sydney
Bandiana Link Australia R1-3.svg
Mount Beauty, Falls Creek
Kiewa Valley Highway High Speed Intersection
326 116 Mount Beauty, Falls Creek
Kiewa Valley Highway High Speed Intersection
Hume Dam
Bonegilla Road High Speed Intersection
333 109 Hume Dam
Bonegilla Road High Speed Intersection
To Dartmouth, Omeo
Tangambalanga
Kiewa East Road High Speed Intersection
349 93 Tangambalanga, Yackandandah
Kiewa East Road High Speed Intersection
Tallangatta 361 81 Tallangatta
Omeo, Bairnsdale
Omeo Highway High Speed Intersection
367 75 Omeo, Bairnsdale
Omeo Highway High Speed Intersection
Granya
Murray River Road High Speed Intersection
377 65 Granya
Murray River Road High Speed Intersection
Walwa, Jingellic
Shelley-Jingellic Road High Speed Intersection
404 38 Walwa, Jingellic
Shelley-Jingellic Road High Speed Intersection
Cudgewa, Tintaldra
Cudgewa-Tintaldra Road High Speed Intersection
425 17 Cudgewa, Tintaldra
Cudgewa-Tintaldra Road High Speed Intersection
Benambra, Omeo, Mount Hotham, Bairnsdale
Benambra-Corryong Road High Speed Intersection
435 7 Benambra, Omeo
Benambra-Corryong Road High Speed Intersection
Corryong 442 0 Corryong
Westbound Distance to
Melbourne
(km)
Distance to
Jindabyne
(km)
Eastbound
Towong, Tintaldra
Murray River Road High Speed Intersection
449 129 Towong, Tintaldra
Murray River Road High Speed Intersection
Start Murray Valley Highway
from Alpine Way
456 122 End Murray Valley Highway
VICTORIA
STATE BORDER
NEW SOUTH WALES
Murray River 456 122 Murray River
continues as Alpine Way
to Jindabyne and Cooma

Sources[edit]

Murray Valley Highway on Google Maps

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Towns, Cities & Highways: Murray Valley Highway, Hotkey. Retrieved on 11 May 2008.[self-published source]
  2. ^ Murray Valley Highway, ExplorOz. Retrieved on 11 May 2008.
  3. ^ Twentieth Annual Report for year ended 30th June 1933, Country Roads Board, p. 4 
  4. ^ National Route 16 – Murray Valley Highway, Ozroads. Retrieved on 22 September 2013.[self-published source]