Federal Highway (Australia)
New South Wales–Australian Capital Territory
|Southbound carriageway, at Wollogorang. The median strip at this location is about 200 metres (656 ft) wide and contains pasture.|
|Length||72.7 km (45.2 mi)|
|Opened||25 February 1931|
|LGA(s)||Goulburn Mulwaree Council, Upper Lachlan Shire, Palerang Council, Yass Valley Shire, Australian Capital Territory|
|Major suburbs / towns||Collector, Sutton, , ,|
|Highways in Australia
National Highway • Freeways in Australia
Highways in New South Wales
Road infrastructure in Canberra
The Federal Highway is a highway in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. It is a part of a motorway standard link between Sydney and Canberra, and is also the main thoroughfare between those cities.
The north-eastern end of the Federal Highway is located at its junction with the Hume Highway near the city of Goulburn. It runs 72.7 km (45.2 mi) south west to Canberra, the national capital of Australia, where its south western end is located at the intersection of Northbourne Avenue and the Barton Highway. The Federal Highway passes the villages of Collector and Sutton, as well as skirting the western side of the endorheic basin containing Lake George.
The Federal Highway is a largely motorway standard roadway linking from the Hume Highway at Yarra, southeast of Goulburn, New South Wales; to Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory. It is designated as the M23 between its northern terminus and Sutton, and then as the A23 from there to its southern terminus. The roadway has a continuous 110 km/h (68 mph) speed limit within New South Wales. Within the Australian Capital Territory the posted speed limit is 100 km/h (62 mph) in rural areas and 80 km/h (50 mph) once it enters the urban area of Canberra. The entire length of the roadway is dual carriageway with 2 lanes in each direction.
|Goulburn Mulwaree Council||Yarra||0.0||0.0||Hume Highway [M31] - Sydney, Goulburn, Yass, Gundagai||Partial Y-interchange, traffic from the west that is turning south must perform a U-turn north of the interchange.
Highway terminus: continues as Hume Highway both northeast and southwest.
|2.6||1.6||Crowthers Lane - No Through Road||LILO access to/from southbound carriageway only.|
|2.9||1.8||Thornford Road - Currawang||Modified uncontrolled T-intersection (due to wide median strip at this location)|
|Wollogorang||8.8||5.5||Wollogorang Road||Modified uncontrolled T-intersection (due to wide median strip at this location)|
|10.4||6.5||Stillwater Road - No Through Road||Modified uncontrolled T-intersection (due to wide median strip at this location)|
|13.3||8.3||Granger Road - No Through Road||LILO access to/from southbound carriageway only.|
|Upper Lachlan Shire||Currawang / Collector||19.1||11.9||Baxters Lane - No Through Road||Uncontrolled T-intersection|
|Collector||20.0||12.4||Mays Lane - No Through Road||Uncontrolled T-intersection|
|21.6||13.4||Church Street - Collector||Uncontrolled T-intersection|
|22.1||13.7||Collector Road - Tarago, Athenabacchus Winery||Uncontrolled T-intersection|
|23.7||14.7||Collector Road - Collector, Gunning||Uncontrolled T-intersection|
|Palerang Council / Yass Valley Council||Lake George||32.9||20.4||The Vineyards Road - No Through Road - Lake George Wineries||Uncontrolled T-intersection|
|44.3||27.5||Hadlow Drive - Weereewaa Lookout, Rest Area access||Uncontrolled crossroads, No Through Road to the southeast only.|
|48.5||30.1||Doust Road||Uncontrolled T-intersection|
|Bywong||50.2||31.2||Shingle Hill Way - Gundaroo||Uncontrolled T-intersection|
|50.7||31.5||Bungendore Road - Bungendore, Lark Hill Winery||Uncontrolled T-intersection|
|52.4||32.6||Schofield Road - No Through Road||Uncontrolled T-intersection|
|53.7||33.4||Donnelly Road (east) / Old Federal Highway (west)||Uncontrolled crossroads, Donnelly Road is a No Through Road|
|Sutton||58.0||36.0||Old Federal Highway||Uncontrolled T-intersection|
|58.3||36.2||Macs Reef Road - Bungendore, Batemans Bay, Wineries||Uncontrolled T-intersection|
|59.2||36.8||Sutton Road - Sutton, Gundaroo, Queanbeyan, Gunning, and
also Cooma (alternate route)
|Parclo A2 interchange|
|62.6||38.9||Federal Highway Service Road||LILO access to/from southbound carriageway only.|
|64.6||40.1||McKeahnie Lane (North) / Federal Highway Service Road (South)||Diamond interchange|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
|Gungahlin, Majura||||67.2||41.8||Horse Park Drive (west) / Majura Road (east) - Gungahlin, , Cooma||Diamond interchange with single cloverleaf onramp providing non-stop access to/from Majura Road (and the future Majura Parkway).|
|Watson||69.6||43.2||Antill Street -,||3-way roundabout|
|Gungahlin, Majura, Canberra Central||70.0||43.5||Zelling Street -||Uncontrolled T-intersection|
|Gungahlin, Canberra Central||70.7||43.9||Old Well Station Road - Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC) [Parking]||Uncontrolled T-intersection|
|71.0||44.1||Stirling Avenue -, Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC)||Signal controlled crossroads|
|Canberra Central||/||71.6||44.5||Flemington Road -, Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC), Racecourse||Signal controlled T-intersection|
|/ /||71.9||44.7||Phillip Avenue -,||Signal controlled crossroads|
|/||72.7||45.2||Barton Highway [A25] (north) / Northbourne Avenue [A23] (south) - , Queanbeyan, Gungahlin, Yass||Signal controlled T-intersection, Bus-lane has signal priority southbound.
Highway terminus: continues as Northbourne Avenue southbound.
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
Plaque commemorating the duplication of the Federal Highway beside Lake George at Gearys Gap.
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