Windsor Road (Sydney)

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Windsor Road
New South Wales
Northbound on the Windsor Road at Baulkham Hills.jpeg
Northbound Windsor Road at Baulkham Hills
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Windsor Road is a notable road in the Hills District of Sydney. It starts from Windsor, New South Wales and ends at Northmead, New South Wales. However, Windsor Road is not continuous. The northern section of Windsor Road (Windsor to Kellyville) is continuous with Old Windsor Road instead, with the route allocation A2. The southern section of Windsor Road forms a T-junction with A2 at Kellyville.

The North West T-way runs next to and parallel to Windsor Road from Kellyville to Rouse Hill.

Road Description and History[edit]

Windsor to Kellyville[edit]

This section of Windsor Road was part of the original Windsor Road, which opened in 1794.[1] The rest of the original Windsor Road is now known as Old Windsor Road, which goes parallel to the new Windsor Road from Kellyville to Northmead. When the new Windsor Road opened in 1812, the original Windsor Road is aligned such that this section and the new section is continuous, leaving the southern original section renamed to Old Windsor Road and forms a T-junction with Windsor Road. This remained until 2002 when the Old Windsor Road regained importance and the junction was remade to the original Windsor Road alignment. [2]

Kellyville to Northmead[edit]

This newer section of Windsor Road was completed in 1812.[1] Metroad 2 used to run along Windsor Road between Windsor and Showground while State Route 40 used to run along the entire stretch of Windsor Road from Northmead to Windsor. The opening of the M2 Hills Motorway forced Metroad 2 to realign to Old Windsor Road and Metroad 2 was decommissioned on this section of the road. Recently, State Route 40 was realigned to Old Windsor Road and the northern section of Windsor Road. As a result, this section has no route allocation since then.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Old Windsor Road and Windsor Road Heritage Precincts, Roads and Transport Authority, Published on 16 November 2010, Retrieved on 16 July 2013
  2. ^ Old Windsor Road & Windsor Road: History and Development, Ozroads, Retrieved on 17 June 2013[self-published source]