Riverina Highway

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Riverina Highway
New South Wales
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General information
Type Highway
Length 220 km (137 mi)[1]
Route number(s) B58
2013-present
Former
route number
National Route 58
unknown-2013
Major junctions
East end Hume Weir Road / Talgarno Road (C542), Hume Weir, New South Wales
  Hume Highway (M31)
Old Hume Highway
Newell Highway (A39)
West end Cobb Highway (B75), Deniliquin, New South Wales
Location(s)
Major settlements Albury, Howlong, Berrigan, Finley
Highway system
Highways in Australia
National HighwayFreeways in Australia
Highways in New South Wales

The Riverina Highway is a 220-kilometre (140 mi)-long[1] state highway located in the Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia.[2] The road was constructed over several decades with final asphalt concrete sealing completed during the 1960s.[3]

Route[edit]

The eastern terminus of the Riverina Highway is located on the eastern shore of the Hume Weir, which impounds the Murray River, immediately east of Albury. The Bethanga Bridge carries the highway across the weir as the highway generally heads west by northwest, following the course of the Murray River to reach its western terminus at Deniliquin. West of Albury, the highway passes through or near the Riverina towns of Howlong, Corowa, Berrigan and Finley where it has a short concurrency with the Newell Highway. From this point the highway follows the Mulwala Canal westward until it reaches Deniliquin, terminating at its junction with the Cobb Highway.[4]

The highway passes through the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area where farms, orchards and vineyards predominate. It links this area to major markets in Sydney and Melbourne via the Hume Highway in Albury. The highway is also a popular tourist route with scenic countryside, fishing and historic spots along its path.

Major junctions[edit]

State LGA / LGA Location km[1] mi Destinations Notes
Victoria Towong Bellbridge 0 0.0 Murray River Road (C542) – Towong, Tallangatta Eastern terminus; road continues east as the Murray River Road
Victoria – New South Wales state border Victoria – New South Wales state border
New South Wales Murray River Bethanga Bridge[5]
Greater Hume Lake Hume Village 3 1.9 Trout Farm Road to Bonegilla Road (C541) – Bonegilla (VIC) T intersection; Riverina Highway continues northwest
Albury East Albury 16 9.9 Hume Highway (M31) – Holbrook, Goulburn, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne Diamond interchange
Albury Young Street Controlled four-way intersection; Riverina Highway continues south
17 11 Hume Street T intersection; Riverina Highway continues west
19 12 Wodonga Place to Murray River and Wodonga (VIC) T intersection; Riverina Highway continues north
Smollett Street Roundabout; Riverina Highway continues west
Federation Howlong 48 30 Sturt Street to Murray River and Chiltern-Howlong Road (C381) – Chiltern (VIC) T intersection; Riverina Highway continues north
Corowa 69 43 Honour Avenue – Corowa, Rutherglen (VIC) Y intersection; Riverina Highway continues northwest
Berrigan Berrigan 141 88 Jerilderie Road – Jerilderie, Darlington Point, Narrandera Y intersection; Riverina Highway continues west
Finley 163 101 Newell Highway (A39) – Tocumwal, Shepparton (VIC) T intersection
Newell Highway (A39) – Narrandera, West Wyalong, Dubbo Concurrent with for approximately 500 metres (1,600 ft)
Edward River Deniliquin 220 140 Cobb Highway (B75) – Hay, Mathoura, Echuca, Heathcote, Kilmore (VIC) Western terminus; continues north and south as the Cobb Highway
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Whispering Pines Motel, 2 Murray River Road, Bellbridge VIC 3691 to 329 Finley Road, Deniliquin NSW 2710 (Map). Google Maps. 2016. Retrieved 11 November 2016. 
  2. ^ Riverina Highway, Ozroads: the Australian Roads Website. Retrieved on 25 May 2008.[self-published source]
  3. ^ "Reconstruction of the Riverina Highway Site Tour". Engineers Australia. March 2016. Retrieved 11 November 2016. 
  4. ^ "Map of the Riverina Highway, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. 2016. Retrieved 11 November 2016. 
  5. ^ Riverina Highway upgrade: Location map (PDF) (Map). Roads & Maritime Services, Government of New South Wales. 18 May 2016. Retrieved 11 November 2016. 

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