Burwood Highway

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Burwood Highway
Victoria
General information
Type Highway
Length 31 km (19 mi)
Route number(s)
  • State Route 26
  • (Kooyong - Upper Ferntree Gully)
  • C412
  • (Upper Ferntree Gully - Belgrave)
Former
route number
State Route 26
(Upper Ferntree Gully - Belgrave)
Major junctions
West end Toorak Road,
Kooyong, Melbourne
 
East end Belgrave - Gembrook Road, Belgrave, Melbourne
Location(s)
Major settlements Burwood, Burwood East, Wantirna South, Ferntree Gully, Upwey, Belgrave
Highway system
Highways in Australia
National HighwayFreeways in Australia
Highways in Victoria

Burwood Highway is a major transportation link with Melbourne's eastern suburbs. It begins in the suburb of Kooyong, Melbourne at the junction of the Monash Freeway as Toorak Road between Monash Freeway and Warrigal Road, and finishes in Belgrave, Victoria in the Dandenong Ranges.[1] The highway is considered a major link for people who live in the Dandenong Ranges, as it is the only major feeder roadway in the general area other than Canterbury Road, Ferntree Gully Road, EastLink and Wellington Road.

Route[edit]

Burwood Highway is a primary route between Melbourne and the eastern suburbs, and the area around Belgrave. It begins at its junction with Monash Freeway (or CityLink if travelling north) as a four lane single carriageway, which is often clogged with heavy traffic, as well as trams travelling along the roadway for some of the route. However, this part of the route is usually signed as Toorak Road. After Warrigal Road, the highway widens to become a six lane dual carriageway, the median with trams tracks, carrying the Route 75 service to Vermont South. A few kilometres before Belgrave, the highway narrows again to a single carriageway, its route, number changing from State Route 26 to C412 until its end in Belgrave. C412 continues as Belgrave-Gembrook Road although the end of the highway heading straight forwards continues as Monbulk Road heading towards Lilydale.

Services along the highway[edit]

The highway is known for the Route 75 tram line which runs down the median of the highway from Burwood to Vermont South. The 732 bus route also runs along the majority of the highway connecting Box Hill with Upper Ferntree Gully and provides a direct link between the Vermont South tram terminus and Westfield Knox. The highway features many shopping centres including the first Kmart built in Australia, Vermont South Shopping Centre, Westfield Knox along with its sister outdoor area Knox O-Zone and Mountain Gate Shopping Centre. The Belgrave shopping strip at the foot of the Dandenong Ranges is at the end of the highway.

Municipalities along the highway[edit]

Suburbs along the highway[edit]

Main Destinations along continued Belgrave- Gembrook Road.

  • Emerald (Shire of Cardinia) (46 km from Melbourne) (11 km from Belgrave)
  • Cockatoo (Shire of Cardinia) (52 km from Melbourne) (17 km from Belgrave)
  • Gembrook (Shire of Cardina) (60 km from Melbourne) (25 km from Belgrave)

Major intersections[edit]

LGA Location km mi Destinations Notes
Stonnington KooyongMalvern boundary 0 0 CityLink (M1) north / Monash Freeway (M1) south / Toorak Road (State Route 26) west Western terminus; single-point urban interchange; highway signed as Toorak Road
Boroondara Hawthorn East 0.5 0.3 Tooronga Road
Camberwell 1.3 0.8 Burke Road (State Route 17) – Caulfield, Camberwell
2.6 1.6 Glen Iris Road – Glen Iris
3.2 2.0 Camberwell Road (State Route 30) north-west – Camberwell, Hawthorn All Camberwell Road traffic continues east on Toorak Road
Boroondara–Whitehorse boundary Camberwell–Burwood boundary 5.0 3.1 Warrigal Road (State Route 15) – Oakleigh, Chadstone, Surrey Hills Burwood Highway signed as Toorak Road west of the intersection
Whitehorse Burwood 6.2 3.9 Elgar Road – Doncaster
7.1 4.4 Station Street (State Route 47) – Box Hill, Huntingdale
Burwood–Burwood East boundary 8.2 5.1 Middleborough Road (State Route 23) – Doncaster, Mount Waverley
Burwood East 10.0 6.2 Blackburn Road (State Route 13) – Blackburn, Edithvale
Burwood East–Forest HillVermont South tripoint 11.5 7.1 Springvale Road (State Route 40) – Glen Waverley, Nunawading
Knox WantirnaWantirna South boundary 14.9 9.3 Mountain Highway (State Route 40) – Bayswater, Wantirna
15.4 9.6 EastLink (M3) – Dandenong, Frankston, Ringwood, Melbourne Diamond interchange
17.6 10.9 Stud Road (State Route 9) – Bayswater, Scoresby
Wantirna South 18.8 11.7 High Street Road (State Route 24) south / Lewis Road north – Glen Waverley, Glen Iris, Scoresby
KnoxfieldFerntree Gully boundary 19.7 12.2 Scoresby Road (State Route 7) – Scoresby, Bayswater, Croydon
Ferntree Gully 21.6 13.4 Ferntree Gully Road (State Route 22) west / Commercial Road north – Scoresby, Oakleigh State Route 22 western concurrency terminus
22.3 13.9 Dorset Road (State Route 5) north – Boronia, Lilydale State Route 5 north-western concurrency terminus
22.7 14.1 Glenfern Road (State Route 5) south – Lysterfield, Narre Warren State Route 5 south-eastern concurrency terminus
23.4 14.5 Brenock Park Drive south / Selman Avenue north – Lysterfield, Rowville, Ferntree Gully
Knox–Yarra Ranges boundary Upper Ferntree Gully 25.4 15.8 Mount Dandenong Tourist Road (C415) – Olinda, Mount Dandenong Route transition: Eastern terminii of State Routes 22 and 26, western terminus of C412
Yarra Ranges Tecoma 28.1 17.5 Glenfern Road – Rowville
Belgrave 29.8 18.5 Monbulk Road (C404) north / Belgrave–Gembrook Road (C404 / C412) east / Terrys Avenue west – Monbulk, Lilydale, Gembrook, Narre Warren Roundabout; eastern highway terminus

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ VicRoads. "VicRoads – Register of Public Roads (Part A)" (PDF). Government of Victoria. pp. 1018–1020. Archived from the original on 29 December 2014.