A38 (Sydney)

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New South Wales
Early evening traffic of A38 on Roseville Bridge
General information
Type Road
Length 20.1 km (12 mi)
Opened 1930
History Superseded State Route 29 in 2013
Route number(s) A38
route number
State Route 29 (1974-2013)[1]
Major junctions
West end

Pacific Highway

Forest Way
East end
LGA(s) City of Ryde, Ku-ring-gai Council, Northern Beaches Council
Highway system

The A38 is a major arterial route in Sydney, Australia. It runs from the M2 Hills Motorway in North Ryde to the Pittwater Road (A8) in Dee Why. It was formerly designated State Route 29 until mid 2013 when A38 replaced it as part of the statewide alpha numeric shield conversion.

The name "A38" is just the route allocation. In fact it is made up of series of roads which, from west to east, are:

  • Delhi Road
  • Millwood Avenue
  • Fullers Road
  • Pacific Highway
  • Boundary Street
  • Babbage Road
  • Warringah Road

The A38 also has a few notable bridges. They are Fullers Bridge and Roseville Bridge. The Fullers Bridge was built in 1918 while the Roseville Bridge was a newer bridge which replaced an older one in 1966.


State Route 29 was introduced in 1974 along with other state routes. Its alignment was the same as the current alignment of A38. In 1997, when the M2 Hills Motorway opened, the then Metroad 2 along Epping Road was decommissioned. State Route 29 was then extended along Epping Road to terminate at Lane Cove Road (then Metroad 3, now A3).[1]

In 2013, A38 replaced State Route 29. According to RMS maps, A38 was truncated to the original State Route 29 alignment, which means A38 now terminates at M2 instead.

As of 2017, work has begun on an underpass along Warringah Road in the Frenchs Forest area which connects the A38 to Forest Way and the Wakehurst Parkway, as part of the Northern Beaches Hospital Road Connectivity and Network Enhancement Project (Stage 2). This will also help to connect the A38 to the newly announced Western Harbour Tunnel & Beaches Link.[2]

See also[edit]

Australia road sign W5-29.svg Australian Roads portal


  1. ^ a b State Route 29, Ozroads, Retrieved on 9 August 2013.[self-published source]
  2. ^ "Northern Beaches Hospital Road Connectivity and Network Enhancement Project" (PDF). Retrieved 18 June 2017.