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]

LGA Location km[2] mi Destinations Notes
Walgett Walgett 0 0.0 Castlereagh Highway (B55) – Walgett, Lightning Ridge, Coonamble, Gilgandra Y-intersection; western terminus; road continues north and south as the Castlereagh Highway
Collarenebri 60 37 Wilson Street 4-way intersection; Gwydir Highway continues east
Barwon River Rocky Ford Bridge
Moree Plains Moree 200 120 Balo Street to Boggabilla Road to Carnarvon Highway – Mungindi, St George (QLD) 4-way intersection; Gwydir Highway continues south
Mehi River Doctor Geoffrey Hunter Bridge
Moree Plains Moree 201 125 Newell Highway (A39) [east] / Alice Street – Boggabilla, Glen Innes, Grafton, Goondawindi Roundabout; western concurrency terminus; Gwydir Highway continues east
Newell Highway (A39) [south] / Balo Street – Narrabri, Dubbo, Narrandera Roundabout
Newell Highway (A39) [north] / Moree Bypass – Boggabilla, Goondawindi T-intersection; eastern concurrency terminus; Gwydir Highway continues east
Gwydir River 257 160 Gwydir River Bridge
Gwydir Warialda 277 172 Fossickers Way / Allan Cunningham Road (B95) – Bingara, Barraba, Tamworth T-ntersection; western concurrency terminus; Gwydir Highway continues east
279 173 Fossickers Way / Warialda Road (B95) – Yetman to Bruxner Highway T-intersection; eastern concurrency terminus; Gwydir Highway continues east
Macintyre River 340 210 Bridge over the river (bridge name unknown)
Inverell Inverell 340 210 Otho Street Roundabout; Gwydir Highway continues southeast
341 212 Tinga Road to Thunderbolts Way (no shield) – Uralla, Walcha, Gloucester T-intersection: Gwydir Highway continues east
Glen Innes Severn Glen Innes 407 253 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, Newcastle Roundabound; southern concurrency terminus; Gwydir Highway continues east
Beardy Waters 413 257 Bridge over the river (bridge name unknown)
Mann River 522 324 Bridge over the river (bridge name unknown)
Clarence Valley Grafton 565 351 Bent Street to Summerland Way (B91) [north] – Casino, Kyogle Roundabound; Gwydir Highway continues east
Pacific Highway (A1) – Coffs Harbour, Newcastle, Sydney, Brunswick Heads to Pacific Motorway (M1) – Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast T-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]