Irrigation Way

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Irrigation Way

Pine Avenue.jpg
Leeton's Main Street which forms part of the Irrigation Way
General information
TypeRural road
Length81.3 km (51 mi)
Major junctions
SE end Newell Highway (A39), Narrandera, New South Wales
NW end Burley Griffin Way (B94), Griffith, New South Wales
Location(s)
Major settlementsLeeton, Widgelli

The Irrigation Way[1] is a major regional highway that runs approximately 81 kilometres (50 mi) through the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area in south western New South Wales, Australia. Irrigation Way runs through three local government areas.

Route[edit]

It begins at the town of Narrandera on the Newell Highway and runs 29 kilometres (18 mi) before reaching Leeton continuing another 52 kilometres (32 mi) before reaching Griffith. The road is an important link between the three towns as it is a very productive farming region. The Irrigation Way provides a direct route between the national highway network and Griffith. The route is most important in linking Leeton to other regions of the state as it is the only major road passing through the town.

Towns[edit]

Narrandera: Irrigation Way begins off the Newell Highway near the bridge over the Murrumbidgee River and 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) from the junction with the Sturt Highway. The Narrandera Airport is also located on the Irrigation Way, 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) from Narrandera. Irrigation Way reaches the Shire of Leeton shortly after the airport.

Leeton: Irrigation Way begins in the Leeton Shire between Narrandera Airport and the turn off to Rockdale Beef. After travelling approximately 18 kilometres (11 mi) the small village of Yanco is reached. The Yanco CBD is located on Irrigation Way as Main Street. Leeton is located 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) from Yanco. Leeton's CBD is also found on Irrigation Way. On the southern approach to town there are schools, offices and residential properties before the main streets are reached. On the northern side of town large commercial and industrial properties are found before exiting Leeton. The villages of Wamoon and Whitton are bypassed before entering the City of Griffith Local Government Area.

Griffith: Irrigation Way is short in Griffith. It runs approximately 20 kilometres (12 mi) from Leeton, where it reaches the village of Widgelli before it terminates at Yoogali at its junction with the Burley Griffin Way.

Major intersections[edit]

LGALocationkm[2]miDestinationsNotes
NarranderaNarrandera00.0 Newell Highway (A39) - north - Ardlethan /
south - Jerilderie
Eastern end of Irrigation Way.
Commences as Audley Street, with direction signage to Leeton and Griffith.
0.850.53Audley Street - west- NarranderaIrrigation Way leaves Audley Street and continues to the north-west
LeetonYanco22.514.0Euroley Road - south-west - EuroleyIrrigation Way continues north through Yanco, following Main Avenue.
It then enters Leeton following Yanco Avenue and Kurrajong Avenue.
Leeton29.318.2Chelmsford Place (which becomes Wade Avenue and then Brobendar Road) - north-east - Barellan /
Wade Avenue - south - Leeton
Roundabout. Irrigation Way continues west following Pine Avenue and Wamoon Avenue.
Stanbridge40.325.0Murrami Road - north - Murrami /
south - Whitton
Irrigation Way continues west
Whitton49.730.9Binyah Street - south - WhittonIrrigation Way continues north
GriffithWidgelli67.942.2Whitton Stock Route Road - north - YendaIrrigation Way continues west
Yoogali81.350.5 Burley Griffin Way (B94) - north-east - Yenda /
Kurrajong Avenue - south-west - Hanwood /
MacKay Avenue - north-west - Griffith
Western end of Irrigation Way
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Road & Street Programs". Narrandera Shire Council. 2005-06-07. Archived from the original on 20 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-25.
  2. ^ Google (5 Jan 2018). "Irrigation Way" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 5 Jan 2018.

External links[edit]

Media related to Irrigation Way at Wikimedia Commons