General Holmes Drive

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General Holmes Drive
New South Wales
General information
Type Motorway
Length 5 km (3 mi)
Route number(s)
  • (No shield)
  • Joyce Drive to Southern Cross Drive
  • M1
  • Southern Cross Drive to M5 Motorway
  • A1
  • M5 Motorway to The Grand Parade
Former
route number
  • Metroad 1 (1993-2013)
  • Southern Cross Drive to The Grand Parade
  • National Route 1 (??-1993)
  • Southern Cross Drive to The Grand Parade
Major junctions
NW end Joyce Drive
Mascot, Sydney
  Southern Cross Drive (M1)
M5 South Western Motorway (M5)
SE end The Grand Parade (A1)
Brighton-Le-Sands, Sydney
Location(s)
Major suburbs / towns Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport
Highway system
Highways in Australia
National HighwayFreeways in Australia
Highways in New South Wales

Named for a distinguished Australian military officer who died in action during the First World War General Holmes Drive is a major road that runs through Brighton-Le-Sands and Kyeemagh in New South Wales, Australia.

General Holmes Drive starts from The Grand Parade in Brighton-Le-Sands, continues into the suburb of Kyeemagh, running along Cook Park, over the Cooks River (Endeavour Bridge), past Sydney Airport. The main traffic route then becomes Southern Cross Drive and General Holmes Drive continues towards the airport terminals to Joyce Drive. Most of General Holmes Drive is part of the 110 kilometre Sydney Orbital Network.

Traffic runs in three lanes in both directions through Kyeemagh, becoming four lanes after the M5 East Freeway junction. The M5 East can only be accessed southbound, and traffic joins General Holmes Drive northbound.

Landmarks[edit]

Exits and Interchanges[edit]

LGA Location km[1] mi Destinations Notes
Botany Bay Mascot 0 0 Botany Road – Mascot, Redfern, Maroubra, Sydney CBD North-eastern terminus at traffic lights
0.2 0.1 Joyce Drive north / Ross Smith Avenue west – Sydney Airport Traffic light intersection
Botany 0.7 0.4 Mill Pond Drive – Botany, Maroubra, Sydney CBD Traffic light intersection
1.0 0.6 To Foreshore Road – Port Botany Southbound exit only
1.2 0.7 Southern Cross Drive (M1) – Randwick, Sydney CBD Northbound exit and southbound entrance at partial Y interchange;
Route transition: no route number north, M1 continues south from Southern Cross Drive
1.6 1.0 Foreshore Road – Port Botany, La Perouse North-eastbound exit and entrance
2.2 1.4 Foreshore Road – no exit Westbound entrance only
Rockdale Sydney Airport 2.4–
3.0
1.5–
1.9
Airport Tunnel
3.1 1.9 M5 Motorway – Liverpool, Canberra Westbound exit and eastbound entrance at partial Y interchange;
Route transition: M1 eastbound, A1 south-westbound
Kyeemagh 4.3 2.7 Bestic Street – Rockdale Traffic light intersection
Ramsgate Beach 5.1 3.2 The Grand Parade (A1) – Wollongong, Nowra South-Western terminus: continues south as The Grand Parade

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Google (22 June 2015). "General Holmes Drive" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 22 June 2015. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing