Old Windsor Road

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Old Windsor Road
New South Wales
General information
Type Road
Route number(s)
Former
route number
Major junctions
NW end
 
  • Burns Road
  • Sunnyholt Road

Norwest BLVD

SE end
Highway system
Highways in Australia
National HighwayFreeways in Australia
Highways in New South Wales

Old Windsor Road is a notable road in Sydney, Australia. It starts from Kellyville, New South Wales and ends at Northmead, New South Wales. The northern end links with Windsor Road while the southern end links with Cumberland Highway and James Ruse Drive.

The North West T-way runs alongside the entire length of Old Windsor Road.

Description and history[edit]

Old Windsor Road was part of the original Windsor Road, which opened in 1794.[1] This was the second main road built for the colony of Sydney to connect Parramatta and Windsor—a distance of 23 miles and 16 chains (37.33 km).[2] The northern section of Windsor Road and Old Windsor Road used to be continuous until 1812 when the new Windsor Road from Kellyville to Northmead was completed. As a result, the southern section of the original Windsor Road was renamed Old Windsor Road, and the northern section and the new Windsor Road become continuous, with Old Windsor Road meeting Windsor Road at a T-junction.

With the opening of M2 Hills Motorway in 1997, Metroad 2 was realigned to run along Old Windsor Road from the M2 terminus at Winston Hills to Kellyville, and then continuing along the alignment of Windsor Road to Windsor. The junction at Kellyville was reconstructed so that the northern section of Windsor Road became continuous with Old Windsor Road again at a T-junction.[3]

In 2007, the junction at Bella Vista was upgraded so that an underpass for Old Windsor Road could be constructed. Recently, State Route 40 was realigned to Old Windsor Road instead of Windsor Road from Kellyville to Northmead.

Almost all of its original concrete markers have disappeared with the extensive road widening. One section has been restored to its original state as it passes Rouse Hill House and Rouse Hill Public School, with the traffic diverted onto a new section of road.[2]

See also[edit]

Australian Roads portal

References[edit]

  1. ^ Old Windsor Road and Windsor Road Heritage Precincts, Roads and Transport Authority, Published on 16 November 2010, Retrieved on 16 July 2013
  2. ^ a b Crofts, Robert and Sandra. "Parramatta to Windsor Series". Discovering Australia's Historical Milemarkers and Boundary Stones. Xlibris Corporation. pp. 86–89. ISBN 1483636917. 
  3. ^ Old Windsor Road & Windsor Road: History and Development, Ozroads, Retrieved on 17 June 2013[self-published source]