Hamilton Highway

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Hamilton Highway
Victoria
Hamilton Highway is located in Victoria
East end
East end
West end
West end
Coordinates
General information
Type Highway
Length 231 km (144 mi)
Route number(s)
  • B140 (1998-present)
  • Entire route
Former
route number
  • State Route 106 (1986-1998)
  • Entire route[1]
Major junctions
East end
 
West end
Location(s)
Major settlements Penshurst, Mortlake, Lismore, Cressy, Fyansford
Highway system

The Hamilton Highway[2] in western Victoria, Australia (state route B140) runs from the Princes Highway in Geelong west to the town of Hamilton through the towns of Inverleigh, Cressy, Lismore, Derrinallum, Darlington, Mortlake, and Penshurst.

The Geelong end of the highway was once routed along Hyland Street Fyansford, until the construction of Deviation Road between 1931-32 with unemployment labour during the Great Depression. Opened in 1933, it was cut into the hillside, the surface was originally of concrete construction. The road opened 54 years after the first petition by Fyansford residents for such a road.[3]

In Hamilton, the Glenelg Highway continues across the South Australian border to Mount Gambier rendering the Hamilton Highway a popular alternative route for the Melbourne to Mount Gambier trip (being roughly 50 km shorter than a trip down Highway 1).

Major Intersections and Towns

LGA Location[4] km mi Destinations Notes
Greater Geelong Newtown 0 0.0 Latrobe Terrace (Princes Highway) (A10) – Corio, Melbourne, Waurn Ponds and Great Ocean Road Continues as to Geelong city centre and Drysdale
1.5 0.93 Shannon Avenue (C136) – Belmont, Corio
Fyansford 4 2.5 Hyland Street (C118) – Corio
5 3.1 Geelong Ring Road (M1) – Melbourne, Colac and Great Ocean Road
6 3.7 Fyansford-Gheringhap Road (C137) – Ballarat
Golden Plains Stonehaven 8.4 5.2 Merrawarp Road (C111) – Ceres, Moriac C111 duplexes with B140
8.7 5.4 Friend In Hand Road (C111) – Ballarat
Inverleigh 28 17 Inverleigh-Winchelsea Road (C145) – Winchelsea
32 20 Inverleigh-Shelford Road (C144) – Shelford
Colac Otway Cressy 65 40 Colac-Ballarat Road (C146) – Rokewood, Ballarat C146 concurrent with B140
66 41 Colac-Ballarat Road (C146) – Cressy, Colac
Corangamite Duverney 72 45 Foxhow Road (C164) – Camperdown
Lismore 90 56 Lismore-Scarsdale Road (C171) – Ballarat
95 59 Camperdown-Lismore Road (C165) – Camperdown
97 60 Lismore-Skipton Road (C172) – Camperdown, Skipton
Darlington 122 76 Darlington Road (C173) – Camperdown
Moyne Mortlake 145 90 Mortlake-Ararat Road (C148) – Lake Bolac, Ararat
145.5 90.4 Terang-Mortlake Road (C156) – Terang, Cobden
146.5 91.0 Hopkins Highway (B120) – Warrnambool
Caramut 178 111 Warrnambool-Caramut Road (C174) – Warrnambool
Southern Grampians Penshurst 202 126 Penshurst-Dunkeld Road (C178) – Dunkeld
203 126
Roundabout
Hamilton 231 144 Glenelg Highway (B160) – Hamilton, Mount Gambier, Dunkeld, Ballarat
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also

References

  1. ^ State Route 106 - Hamilton Highway, Main Roads Victoria. Retrieved on 14 September 2013.[self-published source]
  2. ^ Hamilton Highway (B140), Expressway - Paul Rands. Retrieved on 14 September 2013.[self-published source]
  3. ^ John, McNeil (1990) A Journey to Destiny 1890-1990 100 Years of Cement Manufacturing at Fyansford by Australian Cement Limited
  4. ^ Google (10 February 2017). "Hamilton Highway" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 10 February 2017. 

External links

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