Gwydir Highway

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Gwydir Highway
New South Wales
Gravesend (1).JPG
The Gwydir River Bridge on the highway at Gravesend.
General information
Type Highway
Length 566 km (352 mi)[2]
Opened 1928
Route number(s)
  • B76
  • Entire Route
Former
route number
  • National Route 38 (1962-2013)
  • Entire Route[1]
Major junctions
West end
  Newell Highway
Fossickers Way
New England Highway
Summerland Way
East end
Location(s)
Major settlements Collarenebri, Moree, Warialda, Inverell, Glen Innes
Highway system

The Gwydir Highway is a 566-kilometre (352 mi)[2] state highway in northern New South Wales, Australia.

The highway was named after the Gwydir River, which in turn was named for a locale in Wales.

Route[edit]

Rocky Ford Bridge on the highway over the Barwon River at Collarenebri.

The Gwydir Highway traverses the New England region from the inland plains to the coastal region, linking the Castlereagh Highway, Collarenebri, Moree, Warialda, Inverell, Glen Innes and Grafton. The western termination of the highway is at the junction of the Castlereagh Highway, 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) north of Walgett.[3]

At Moree it intersects the Newell Highway. At Inverell it has an intersection with Thunderbolts Way. At Glen Innes it intersects the New England Highway. At Grafton on the Clarence River, it joins the Pacific Highway, the Summerland Way and the Orara Way. Between Glen Innes and Grafton, the Gwydir Highway runs between the Gibraltar Range and Washpool National Parks.

Major junctions[edit]

LGALocationkm[2]miDestinationsNotes
WalgettWalgett00.0 Castlereagh Highway (B55) – Walgett, Lightning Ridge, Coonamble, GilgandraY-intersection; western terminus; road continues north and south as the Castlereagh Highway
Collarenebri6037Wilson Street4-way intersection; Gwydir Highway continues east
Barwon RiverRocky Ford Bridge
Moree PlainsMoree200120Balo Street to Boggabilla Road to Carnarvon Highway – Mungindi, St George (QLD)4-way intersection; Gwydir Highway continues south
Mehi RiverDoctor Geoffrey Hunter Bridge
Moree PlainsMoree201125 Newell Highway (A39) [east] / Alice Street – Boggabilla, Glen Innes, Grafton, GoondawindiRoundabout; western concurrency terminus; Gwydir Highway continues east
Newell Highway (A39) [south] / Balo Street – Narrabri, Dubbo, NarranderaRoundabout
Newell Highway (A39) [north] / Moree Bypass – Boggabilla, GoondawindiT-intersection; eastern concurrency terminus; Gwydir Highway continues east
Gwydir River257160Gwydir River Bridge
GwydirWarialda277172 Fossickers Way / Allan Cunningham Road (B95) – Bingara, Barraba, TamworthT-ntersection; western concurrency terminus; Gwydir Highway continues east
279173 Fossickers Way / Warialda Road (B95) – Yetman to Bruxner HighwayT-intersection; eastern concurrency terminus; Gwydir Highway continues east
Macintyre River340210Bridge over the river (bridge name unknown)
InverellInverell340210Otho StreetRoundabout; Gwydir Highway continues southeast
341212Tinga Road to Thunderbolts Way (no shield) – Uralla, Walcha, GloucesterT-intersection: Gwydir Highway continues east
Glen Innes SevernGlen Innes407253 New England Highway (A15) [north] / Church Street – Stanthorpe, Warwick (QLD)T-intersection; northern concurrency terminus; Gwydir Highway continues south
New England Highway (A15) [south] / Church Street – Armidale, Tamworth, NewcastleRoundabound; southern concurrency terminus; Gwydir Highway continues east
Beardy Waters413257Bridge over the river (bridge name unknown)
Mann River522324Bridge over the river (bridge name unknown)
Clarence ValleyGrafton565351Bent Street to Summerland Way (B91) [north] – Casino, KyogleRoundabound; Gwydir Highway continues east
Pacific Highway (A1) – Coffs Harbour, Newcastle, Sydney, Brunswick Heads to Pacific Motorway (M1) – Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sunshine CoastT-intersection; eastern terminus; road continues north and south as the Pacific Highway
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alpha Numeric route numbers - A new Road Numbering System, NSW Transport Roads & Maritime Services. Retrieved on 6 October 2012.
  2. ^ a b c Gwydir Highway, Walgett NSW 2832 to Charles Street, South Grafton NSW 2460 (Map). Google Maps. 2016. Retrieved 11 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Gwydir Highway". Ozroads. Retrieved 21 June 2011.[self-published source]