Hamilton Highway

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Hamilton Highway
Victoria
Hamilton Highway is located in Victoria
East end
East end
West end
West end
Coordinates
General information
Type Highway
Length 231 km (144 mi)
Route number(s)
  • B140 (1998-present)
  • Entire route
Former
route number
  • State Route 106 (1986-1998)
  • Entire route[1]
Major junctions
East end
 
West end
Location(s)
Major settlements Penshurst, Mortlake, Lismore, Cressy, Fyansford
Highway system

The Hamilton Highway[2] in western Victoria, Australia (state route B140) runs from the Princes Highway in Geelong west to the town of Hamilton through the towns of Inverleigh, Cressy, Lismore, Derrinallum, Darlington, Mortlake, and Penshurst.

The Geelong end of the highway was once routed along Hyland Street Fyansford, until the construction of Deviation Road between 1931-32 with unemployment labour during the Great Depression. Opened in 1933, it was cut into the hillside, the surface was originally of concrete construction. The road opened 54 years after the first petition by Fyansford residents for such a road.[3]

In Hamilton, the Glenelg Highway continues across the South Australian border to Mount Gambier rendering the Hamilton Highway a popular alternative route for the Melbourne to Mount Gambier trip (being roughly 50 km shorter than a trip down Highway 1).

Major Intersections and Towns[edit]

LGALocation[4]kmmiDestinationsNotes
Greater GeelongNewtown00.0 Latrobe Terrace (Princes Highway) (A10) – Corio, Melbourne, Waurn Ponds and Great Ocean RoadContinues as to Geelong city centre and Drysdale
1.50.93 Shannon Avenue (C136) – Belmont, Corio
Fyansford42.5 Hyland Street (C118) – Corio
53.1 Geelong Ring Road (M1) – Melbourne, Colac and Great Ocean Road
63.7 Fyansford-Gheringhap Road (C137) – Ballarat
Golden PlainsStonehaven8.45.2 Merrawarp Road (C111) – Ceres, MoriacC111 duplexes with B140
8.75.4 Friend In Hand Road (C111) – Ballarat
Inverleigh2817 Inverleigh-Winchelsea Road (C145) – Winchelsea
3220 Inverleigh-Shelford Road (C144) – Shelford
Colac OtwayCressy6540 Colac-Ballarat Road (C146) – Rokewood, BallaratC146 concurrent with B140
6641 Colac-Ballarat Road (C146) – Cressy, Colac
CorangamiteDuverney7245 Foxhow Road (C164) – Camperdown
Lismore9056 Lismore-Scarsdale Road (C171) – Ballarat
9559 Camperdown-Lismore Road (C165) – Camperdown
9760 Lismore-Skipton Road (C172) – Camperdown, Skipton
Darlington12276 Darlington Road (C173) – Camperdown
MoyneMortlake14590 Mortlake-Ararat Road (C148) – Lake Bolac, Ararat
145.590.4 Terang-Mortlake Road (C156) – Terang, Cobden
146.591.0 Hopkins Highway (B120) – Warrnambool
Caramut178111 Warrnambool-Caramut Road (C174) – Warrnambool
Southern GrampiansPenshurst202126 Penshurst-Dunkeld Road (C178) – Dunkeld
203126
Roundabout
Hamilton231144 Glenelg Highway (B160) – Hamilton, Mount Gambier, Dunkeld, Ballarat
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ State Route 106 - Hamilton Highway, Main Roads Victoria. Retrieved on 14 September 2013.[self-published source]
  2. ^ Hamilton Highway (B140), Expressway - Paul Rands. Retrieved on 14 September 2013.[self-published source]
  3. ^ John, McNeil (1990) A Journey to Destiny 1890-1990 100 Years of Cement Manufacturing at Fyansford by Australian Cement Limited
  4. ^ Google (10 February 2017). "Hamilton Highway" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 10 February 2017. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Hamilton Highway at Wikimedia Commons