Warburton Highway

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Warburton Highway
Warburton Main Street.jpg
Main Street in Warburton, also known as Warburtron Highway
General information
Type Highway
Length 35 km (22 mi)
Route number(s) B380
route number
State Route 174
Major junctions
West end Maroondah Highway, Lilydale, Melbourne
  for full list see major intersections
East end Woods Point Road, Warburton, Victoria
Major settlements Wandin North, Woori Yallock, Launching Place, Yarra Junction, Wesburn, Millgrove
Highway system

The Warburton Highway is a 35 kilometre west-east semi-rural highway starting on the eastern fringes of Melbourne, Victoria (Australia) at the Maroondah Highway just after Lilydale, connecting Melbourne to the Yarra Valley wine region and its towns, as well as Melbourne's closest mountain peak to receive regular snowfall, Mount Donna Buang. The entire road falls within the Shire of Yarra Ranges local government area and is wholly managed by VicRoads. It is a single carriageway for its entire length, being completely sealed since 1941, with one lane in each direction and occasional overtaking lanes being provided. Speed limits range from 50–60 km/h through townships and 70–80 km/h elsewhere, with the exception of a 90 km/h zone between Seville and Woori Yallock. Because of the lack of the standard 100 km/h rural speed limit and high traffic volumes, Victoria Police maintain a high level of patrol and vigilance.

The highway continues east of Warburton as Woods Point Road (C511)

With the introduction of traffic lights in Seville, as well as the reduction of speed limits and addition of a greater number of speed zones, the Warburton Highway is becoming over congested during peak times. Evidence of this can be seen during any weekday afternoon. Outbound traffic approaching a pedestrian crossing in Seville often queues up to 1.1 km.

Motor vehicle accidents are predominant in and around the Alsopps Road intersection in Launching Place due to fuel residue from a nearby petrol station. As many as 7 incidents in the last 6 months have had locals approaching their local MP to voice their concern.

Major intersections and towns[edit]

The entire highway is in the Shire of Yarra Ranges local government area.

Location km mi Destinations Notes
Lilydale 0 0.0 Maroondah Highway (State Route 34 south-west / B300 north) – Lilydale, Melbourne, Yarra Glen, Yea Western terminus at traffic light intersection
Wandin North 7.5 4.7 Clegg Road (C402) – Mount Evelyn, Montrose Roundabout
Seville 9 5.6 Monbulk–Seville Road (C405) – Monbulk Roundabout
Woori Yallock 19.6 12.2 Healesville–Koo Wee Rup Road (C411) north – Healesville, Toolangi Traffic light intersection
19.7 12.2 Healesville–Koo Wee Rup Road (C411) south – Cockatoo, Pakenham, Koo Wee Rup
Launching Place 20.5 12.7 Gembrook–Launching Place Road (C424) – Gembrook, Pakenham
21.5 13.4 Don Road (C506) – Healesville, Mount Donna Buang
Yarra Junction 23.1 14.4 Yarra Junction–Noojee Road (C425) – Noojee, Warragul, Korumburra, Mount Baw Baw Traffic light intersection
Warburton 33 21 Donna Buang Road (C507) north-east / Woods Point Road (C511) east – Mount Donna Buang, Alexandra, Reefton, Marysville Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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