Goyder Highway

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Goyder Highway
South Australia
Goyder Highway NW of Morgan.JPG
Goyder Highway northwest of Morgan
Goyder Highway is located in South Australia
Northwest end
Northwest end
Southeast end
Southeast end
Coordinates
General information
Type Highway
Length 266 km (165 mi)
Route number(s) B64
Major junctions
Northwest end Augusta Highway (National Highway A1)
 
Southeast end Sturt Highway (National Highway A20), Monash
Location(s)
Region Mid North
Major settlements Crystal Brook, Gulnare, Spalding, Burra, Morgan
Highway system

The Goyder Highway (State route B64) is a west-east link through the Mid North region of South Australia connecting Spencer Gulf to the Riverland. It is part of the most direct road route from Port Augusta (and areas beyond including Eyre Peninsula, Western Australia and the Northern Territory) to much of Victoria and southern New South Wales.

History

The Goyder Highway is named after George Goyder, a government surveyor who first identified and mapped Goyder's Line which indicates the northern limit of climatic suitability for intensive agriculture in South Australia. Goyder's Line is near the highway from Crystal Brook to past Burra.

Route

Goyder Highway northeast of Morgan

The Goyder Highway starts from the Augusta Highway at Crystal Brook running east then southeast. It is briefly coincident with the Horrocks Highway near Gulnare, RM Williams Way near Spalding and the Barrier Highway near Burra.[1] The highway descends from the Mount Lofty Ranges onto the plains of the Murray–Darling basin. It passes the end of the Thiele Highway at Morgan and continues upstream on the north side of the Murray River to meet the Sturt Highway between Barmera and Monash.[2]

Major intersections

LGA Location km[3] mi Destinations Notes
Port Pirie Regional Council Crystal Brook 0 0.0 Augusta Highway (National Highway A1) – Port Augusta, Port Wakefield North-western highway terminus
4 2.5 Cross road: eastbound traffic turns right to Cunningham Street, westbound traffic turns left to Eyre Road
4.5 2.8 Venning Road – Snowtown, Port Wakefield Cross road: eastbound traffic turns left to Darbon Terrace, westbound traffic turns right to Cunningham Street
Northern Areas Council Gulnare 29 18 Horrocks Highway (B82) – Gladstone, Quorn Tee junction: eastbound traffic turn right onto Horrocks highway/Main North Road
31 19 Horrocks Highway (B82) – Clare Cross road: eastbound traffic turn left; westbound traffic turn right onto Horrocks Highway/Main North Road
Spalding 47 29 RM Williams Way (B80) – Jamestown, Hawker Crossroad: eastbound traffic turn right onto RM Williams Way; westbound traffic turn left
51 32 RM Williams Way (B80) eastbound turn right onto Main Street to stay on route; westbound turn left
52 32 RM Williams Way (B80) cross road: eastbound turn left onto Davies terrace/Goyder Highway; westbound turn right onto Main Steet/RM Williams Way
Regional Council of Goyder Burra 86 53 Barrier Highway (A32) – Hallett, Broken Hill Tee junction: East bound turn right onto Barrier Highway; westbound turn left
93 58 Barrier Highway (A32) – Adelaide Tee junction: Goyder Highways continues straight
Worlds End 111 69 Worlds End Highway – Robertstown, Eudunda
Mid Murray Council Morgan 177 110 Thiele Highway (B81) – Morgan, Eudunda Tee junction: eastbound turn left from terminating road; westbound turn right
Stuart 187 116 Cadell Valley Road – Cadell
District Council of Loxton Waikerie Taylorville 210 130 Taylorville Road – Waikerie
Berri Barmera Council Barmera 253 157 Morgan Road – Barmera
Monash 266 165 Sturt Highway (National Highway A20) – Barmera, Adelaide, Monash, Renmark South-eastern highway terminus

References

  1. ^ "Mid North" (PDF) (Map). Rural road maps. Naming of State Rural Roads. Government of South Australia. 16 December 2013. Rack Plan 869. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Murray Mallee, Riverland" (PDF) (Map). Rural road maps. Naming of State Rural Roads. Government of South Australia. 16 December 2013. Rack Plan 870. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 
  3. ^ Google (5 September 2014). "Driving Directions on Goyder highway" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 5 September 2014. 


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