Meccano Set

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Meccano Set
New South Wales
Meccano Set is located in New South Wales
Meccano Set
Meccano Set
Coordinates
General information
Type Road junction
Junction type Controlled at-grade intersection
Location Lansdowne / Villawood
Opened December 1962 (1962-12)
Built by Department of Main Roads
Maintained by Roads & Maritime Services
Roads at junction
Location(s)
LGA(s) Canterbury-Bankstown Council

The Meccano Set is an overhead gantry located above a busy controlled at-grade road intersection located at the boundary between Lansdowne and Villawood in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The intersection is a junction where the Hume Highway, Henry Lawson Drive and Woodville Road intersect.

In December 1962 a large overhead gantry with directional signs and traffic lights, was erected by the Department of Main Roads.[1] It quickly nicknamed with reference to the children's construction toy Meccano. At that stage, the intersection was a junction for through traffic between Brisbane and Melbourne. Although this was superseded by the Cumberland Highway in August 1988, it remains an important intersection.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Old Hume Highway – History begins with a road" (PDF). Roads & Maritime Services. Government of New South Wales; Australian Government. May 2013. p. 13. 
  2. ^ "Consultation on the future of the Meccano Set". Roads & Maritime Services. Government of New South Wales. Archived from the original on 2016-10-20. 
  3. ^ Georgakopoulos, Chris (9 June 2015). "Meccano set future on hold". Daily Telegraph. Australia. Retrieved 11 January 2017.