Meccano Set

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Meccano Set
New South Wales
Meccano Set is located in New South Wales
Meccano Set
Meccano Set
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
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 Although this was superseded by the Cumberland Highway in August 1988, it remains an important intersection.[2][3]


  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.