Golden Highway

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Golden Highway
New South Wales
GoldenHighwaySign.JPG
Direction sign at end of Bylong Valley Way
General information
TypeHighway
Length313 km (194 mi)[1]
Route number(s) B84
Former
route number
State Route 84 (1974 - 2013)
Major junctions
East end
 
West end
Location(s)
Major settlementsDenman, Sandy Hollow, Merriwa, Dunedoo
Highway system

The Golden Highway is a 313-kilometre (194 mi)[1] highway, located in the Hunter and Orana regions of New South Wales, Australia.

Designated as route B84, it runs eastwards from Dubbo towards Newcastle on the coast and enables road transport to avoid travelling over the Blue Mountains to Sydney.

Route[edit]

Turnoff at Sandy Hollow towards the Bylong Valley Way.

From west to east, the Golden Highway runs through Dunedoo – where it is concurrent with the Castlereagh Highway for approximately 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) – then through Merriwa, Sandy Hollow, Denman, Jerrys Plains and Mount Thorley, joining the New England Highway at Belford, south of Singleton. The Bylong Valley Way turns off the Golden Highway 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) east of Sandy Hollow. The Golden Highway and The Putty Road are concurrent for around 2 kilometres (1.2 mi), east of the Mount Thorley industrial estate near Singleton. The highway then turns east onto Mitchell's Line of Road while the Putty Road continues to Singleton.[2]

The Golden Highway provides a fairly low altitude crossing of the Great Dividing Range.[3] It runs through the Hunter Region[4] and gives access to the golden west of New South Wales.[5]

Major junctions[edit]

LGALocationkm[1]miDestinationsNotes
SingletonBelford0.00.0 New England Highway (A15) – Kurri Kurri, Newcastle, Singleton, TamworthT intersection eastern terminus; north and southeast as the New England Highway
Mount Thorley10.06.2Putty Road – SingletonT intersection; Putty Road continues north
13.48.3Putty Road – Putty, WindsorHybrid interchange; Putty Road continues southwest; concurrency terminus
Mount Thorley RoadHybrid interchange; Mount Thorley Road continues south
Warkworth23.414.5Wallaby Scrub Road – to Putty Road
MuswellbrookDenman64.540.1Denman Road – MuswellbrookT intersection; Golden Highway continues southwest
Sandy Hollow82.651.3Bylong Valley Way – Bylong, Mudgee
83.051.6Wybong Road – Muswellbrook
Upper HunterMerriwa119.073.9Scone Road – Scone
WarrumbungleLeadville215.0133.6 Castlereagh Highway (B55) – Gulgong, Mudgee, Lithgow
Dunedoo225.0139.8 Castlereagh Highway (B55) – GilgandraY intersection; Castlereagh Highway continues northwest; concurrency terminus
DubboDubbo313.0194.5 Newell Highway (A39) – Coonabarabran, Parkes, Melbourne, Brisbane, AdelaideT intersection; western terminus; north and southwest as the Newell Highway
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "3800 New England Highway, Whittingham NSW 2330". Google Maps. Google Inc. 2016. Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  2. ^ "NSW State Route 83: Golden Highway". Ozroads. Retrieved 28 October 2016.[self-published source]
  3. ^ "Golden Highway Home Page". Craigmhor Enterprises. Retrieved 7 March 2008.
  4. ^ "Upper Hunter Country". Retrieved 7 March 2008.
  5. ^ "Heart of Country, NSW, Accommodation, Tours, Events and Hire". Visit NSW.com.au. Retrieved 7 March 2008.