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New South Wales
|Length||419 km (260 mi)|
|Highways in Australia
National Highway • Freeways in Australia
Highways in New South Wales
The highway forms an east-west link from the Northern Rivers coast, across the Northern Tablelands in northern New South Wales, close to the border with Queensland. It is named in honour of Michael Bruxner, member for Northern Tablelands and Tenterfield from 1920 to 1962, leader of the New South Wales Country Party for almost all that period and Deputy Premier and Minister for Transport from 1932 to 1941.
The Bruxner Highway starts at the junction with the Pacific Highway at Ballina and links Lismore, Casino, Mummulgum, Drake, Tenterfield, Bonshaw and Boggabilla where it terminates with the Newell Highway.
This state based road forms an important link between Ballina and Casino via Lismore. At Alstonville (near Ballina), a $90 million bypass has been allocated from the Federal Government at the cost of funds from the National Highway scheme. There is a proposed dual carriageway between Ballina (Teven Interchange) and Casino which upgrades the Alstonville Bypass and a new alignment from near Wollongbar Tafe and bypasses Goonellabah, Lismore and joins up to the existing Bruxner Highway at Clovass near Casino and dual carriageway until the built up area in Casino. The upgrade will name the route Bruxner Motorway (M60) also known as Northern Rivers Expressway. Further west from Tenterfield and the Bruxner Highway runs parallel and close to the Dumaresq River along with the Queensland border to Goondiwindi via Boggabilla and the Newell Highway.
National Route 44 was only signposted from the Pacific Highway near Ballina to the New England Highway in Tenterfield. It was intended that National Route 44 continued to Boggabilla to meet with the Newell Highway, however primarily because the highway is administered by the local government, as well as a short 4 km unsealed section between Yetman and Boggabilla, which goes against the route numbering protocol to not sign routes on unsealed roads, this part of the highway was never signed as National Route 44.
In 2013, as part of the alphanumeric route scheme, B60 replaced National Route 44 between Ballina and Tenterfield
|Moree Plains||Boggabilla||0||0||Newell Highway (A39) – Moree, Goondiwindi||Western highway terminus, continues north as Newell Highway|
|7.9||4.9||Boggabilla–Warialda Road – North Star, Warialda|
|Inverell||Yetman||60.4||37.5||Warialda Road (B95) – Warialda, Inverell|
|Texas||101||63||Texas Road – Texas|
|Bonshaw||130||80||Inverell–Bonshaw Road – Ashford, Inverell|
|Tenterfield||Tenterfield||230||140||New England Highway (A15 / B60 south) – Warwick, Tenterfield||Eastbound traffic continues south on New England Highway|
|Gap in route|
|Tenterfield||Tenterfield||235||146||New England Highway (A15 / B60 north) – Glen Innes, Bonshaw, Warwick||Westbound traffic continues north on New England Highway|
|Clarence River||306||190||Tabulam Bridge|
|Kyogle||Tabulam||314||195||Clarence Way – Baryulgil, Grafton|
|Richmond Valley||Casino||361||224||Summerland Way (B91) south – Grafton||B91 southern concurrency terminus; roundabout|
|Richmond River||362||225||Irving Bridge|
|Richmond Valley||Casino||363||226||Summerland Way (B91) west – Kyogle, Woodenbong||B91 northern concurrency terminus; roundabout|
|Lismore||South Lismore||391||243||Union Street north / Elliot Road west – Kyogle, Nimbin||Roundabout|
|Wilsons River||392||244||Bridge over river|
|Lismore||Lismore||393||244||Dawson Street to Bangalow Road (B62) – Clunes, Bangalow, Byron Bay||Roundabout|
|Ballina||West Ballina||420||260||Pacific Highway (A1) – Ballina, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Grafton, Coffs Harbour, Sydney||Roundabout interchange; eastern highway terminus|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- Aitkin, Don. "Bruxner, Sir Michael Frederick (1882 - 1970)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Australian National University. Retrieved 2007-04-05.
- Bruxner Highway, Ozroads: the Australian Roads Website. Retrieved on 9 April 2010.[self-published source]
- Google (2 June 2014). "Bruxner Highway" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
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