James Ruse Drive
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|James Ruse Drive
New South Wales
|James Ruse Drive Bridge over the Parramatta River|
|Length||6.7 km (4.2 mi)|
|Major settlements||Clyde, Rosehill, Parramatta, North Parramatta, Northmead|
|Highways in Australia
National Highway • Freeways in Australia
Highways in New South Wales
The road's southeastern terminus is located at the T-intersection with the Great Western Highway / Parramatta Road in Granville; with the road's northwestern terminus at the junction of the Cumberland Highway and Windsor Road in Northmead. The road passes through six large interchanges, with the Great Western Highway, the M4 Western Motorway, Victoria Road, Kissing Point Road, Pennant Hills Road, and Windsor Road.
The road was completed in 1979 and named in honour of James Ruse, a convict who was given land in the Parramatta district, which he successfully developed into the colony's first sustainable farm. The original Experiment Farm Cottage still exists on Ruse Street, Parramatta.
It has been allocated several route numbers, as follows: State route 53 (entire length from 1977-1988), State Route 77 (Cumberland Highway 1988-1993), State route 55 (south of Cumberland Highway from 1988-2004), Metroad 7 (replaced SR77 from 1993-2005), State route 40 (north of Victoria Road 2008/9-2013) and A40 (replaces SR40 2013- ).
The formerly Metroad 7 section of James Ruse Drive was commissioned A28 in May 2013 and now has concurrency with the A40.
Exits and interchanges
|Parramatta||Clyde||0||0.0|| Great Western Highway / Parramatta Road (A44) – Granville, Auburn, Strathfield (east)
Great Western Highway / Parramatta Road (A44) – Merrylands, Parramatta (west)
|Controlled T-intersection; southeastern highway terminus;
Road continues east and west as the Great Western Highway or Parramatta Road (A44)
|0.3||0.19|| M4 Western Motorway (M4) – Homebush, Strathfield, Sydney CBD, Sydney airport (east)
M4 Western Motorway (M4) – Parramatta, Eastern Creek, Penrith (west)
|Partial trumpet and partial diamond interchange;
Northbound exit east only; northbound entrance east and west; southbound exit east and west; southbound entrance east only
|Rosehill||1.6||0.99||Grand Avenue – Camellia, Rosehill Gardens Racecourse (east)
Hassall Street – Harris Park, Parramatta (west)
|Parramatta River||2.1||1.3||James Ruse Drive Bridge|
|Parramatta||Parramatta||2.7||1.7|| Victoria Road (A40) – Ryde, Gladesville, Drummoyne, Sydney CBD (east)
Victoria Road (no shield) – North Parramatta, Parramatta (west)
|Partial diamond interchange with partial cloverleaf;
Road continues north as James Ruse Drive
|3.3||2.1||Kissing Point Road – Dundas (east)
Pennant Street – North Parramatta (southwest)
|Oatlands||4.8||3.0|| Pennant Hills Road / Cumberland Highway (A28) – Carlingford, Pennant Hills, Wahroonga (northeast)
Pennant Hills Road (no shield) – North Parramatta (southwest)
|Diamond interchange; southeastern concurrency terminus as /|
|Northmead||6.4||4.0||Windsor Road – Baulkham Hills, Castle Hill (north)
Windsor Road – North Parramatta, Parramatta (south)
|6.7||4.2||/ Cumberland Highway / Briens Road (A28)/(A40) – Wentworthville, Bella Vista, Windsor,
Westmead and Children's hospitals (west)
|Road continues west as the / Cumberland Highway (A28)/(A40)|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- Former NSW State Route 53, Ozroads, Retrieved on 9 June 2013.[self-published source]
- Metroad 7, Ozroads, Retrieved on 9 June 2013.[self-published source]
- "2 James Ruse Dr, Clyde NSW 2142 to Cumberland Hwy, Northmead NSW 2152". Google Maps. 2017. Retrieved 11 January 2017.
- James Ruse Drive, Ozroads. Retrieved on 14 May 2013.[self-published source]
- "Rosehill to Clyde – James Ruse Drive". Roads & Maritime Services. Government of New South Wales. 2016.
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