Sunraysia Highway

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Sunraysia Highway
Victoria
Sunraysia hwy.jpg
Sunraysia Highway, just outside Birchip.
General information
Type Highway
Length 344 km (214 mi)
Route number(s) B220
Former
route number
State Route 121
Major junctions
NW end Calder Highway,
Nunga, Victoria
 
SE end Western Freeway,
Ballarat, Victoria
Location(s)
Major settlements Birchip, Donald, St. Arnaud, Avoca
Highway system
Highways in Australia
National HighwayFreeways in Australia
Highways in Victoria

The Sunraysia Highway (B220) is a 344 kilometres (214 mi) arterial north-south route in western Victoria.[1] The highway extends north a length of 331 km starting from the Western Freeway near Ballarat to the Calder Highway near Ouyen. It is the north-west arterial road, linking Ballarat and Ouyen. (It serves as a secondary 'A' class route Calder Highway).

The Sunraysia Highway runs parallel to the Calder Highway,the primary route between Melbourne and Mildura providing an alternative route via Ballarat. The highway was known as the North-Western Highway until the 1960s, when the present name was adopted.

The Sunraysia Highway serves a number of important industries in the region such as agriculture, viticulture, food processing, winemaking and tourism. It forms an important link for these industries to markets and ports in the south of Victoria and South Australia.

The Sunraysia Highway, B220, is a two-lane, two-way road with mainly unsealed but still providing shoulders and has no overtaking lanes provided along the highway, as it is designated as a ‘B’ road for its full length.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ VicRoads. "VicRoads – Register of Public Roads (Part A)" (PDF). Government of Victoria. pp. 1006–1007. Archived from the original on 29 December 2014. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Sunraysia Highway at Wikimedia Commons