James Ruse Drive

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James Ruse Drive

James Ruse Drive Bridge over the Parramatta River
James Ruse Drive is located in Sydney
SE end
SE end
NW end
NW end
General information
Type Highway
Length 6.7 km (4.2 mi)[3]
Opened 1979
Route number(s)
route number
  • State Route 55 (1988-2004)
  • State Route 53 (1977-1998)[1]
  • (Clyde-Parramatta)
  • State Route 40 (2008/9-2013)
  • No Shield (2004-2008/9)
  • State Route 55 (1988-2004)
  • State Route 53 (1977-1998)
  • (Parramatta-North Parramatta)
  • State Route 40 (2008/9-2013)
  • No Shield (2005-2008/9)
  • Metroad 7 (1993-2005)[2]
  • State Route 77 (1988-1993)
  • State Route 53 (1977-1988)
  • (North Parramatta-Northmead)
Major junctions
SE end
NW end
Major settlements Clyde, Rosehill, Parramatta, North Parramatta, Northmead
Highway system

The James Ruse Drive is a 6.7-kilometre-long (4.2 mi)[3] urban highway located to the east and north of Parramatta, in western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

The road's southeastern terminus is located at the T-intersection with the Great Western Highway / Parramatta Road in Granville; with the road's northwestern terminus at the junction of the Cumberland Highway and Windsor Road in Northmead. The road passes through six large interchanges, with the Great Western Highway, the M4 Western Motorway, Victoria Road, Kissing Point Road, Pennant Hills Road, and Windsor Road.

The road was completed in 1979 and named in honour of James Ruse, a convict who was given land in the Parramatta district, which he successfully developed into the colony's first sustainable farm. The original Experiment Farm Cottage still exists on Ruse Street, Parramatta.


It has been allocated several route numbers, as follows: State route 53 (entire length from 1977-1988),[1] State Route 77 (Cumberland Highway 1988-1993), State route 55 (south of Cumberland Highway from 1988-2004), Metroad 7 (replaced SR77 from 1993-2005),[2] State route 40 (north of Victoria Road 2008/9-2013) and A40 (replaces SR40 2013- ).[4]

The formerly Metroad 7 section of James Ruse Drive was commissioned A28 in May 2013 and now has concurrency with the A40.

Exits and interchanges

LGA Location km[3] mi Destinations[3] Notes[3]
Parramatta Clyde 0 0.0 Great Western Highway / Parramatta Road (A44) – Granville, Auburn, Strathfield (east)
Great Western Highway / Parramatta Road (A44) – Merrylands, Parramatta (west)
Controlled T-intersection; southeastern highway terminus;
Road continues east and west as the Great Western Highway or Parramatta Road (A44)
0.3 0.19 M4 Western Motorway (M4) – Homebush, Strathfield, Sydney CBD, Sydney airport (east)
M4 Western Motorway (M4) – Parramatta, Eastern Creek, Penrith (west)
Partial trumpet and partial diamond interchange;
Northbound exit east only; northbound entrance east and west; southbound exit east and west; southbound entrance east only
Rosehill 1.6 0.99 Grand Avenue – Camellia, Rosehill Gardens Racecourse (east)
Hassall Street – Harris Park, Parramatta (west)
Controlled intersection
Parramatta River 2.1 1.3 James Ruse Drive Bridge
Parramatta Parramatta 2.7 1.7 Victoria Road (A40) – Ryde, Gladesville, Drummoyne, Sydney CBD (east)
Victoria Road (no shield) – North Parramatta, Parramatta (west)
Partial diamond interchange with partial cloverleaf;
Road continues north as James Ruse Drive
3.3 2.1 Kissing Point Road – Dundas (east)
Pennant Street – North Parramatta (southwest)
Diamond interchange
Oatlands 4.8 3.0 Pennant Hills Road / Cumberland Highway (A28) – Carlingford, Pennant Hills, Wahroonga (northeast)
Pennant Hills Road (no shield) – North Parramatta (southwest)
Diamond interchange; southeastern concurrency terminus as /
Northmead 6.4 4.0 Windsor Road – Baulkham Hills, Castle Hill (north)
Windsor Road – North Parramatta, Parramatta (south)
Diamond interchange
6.7 4.2 / Cumberland Highway / Briens Road (A28)/(A40) – Wentworthville, Bella Vista, Windsor,
Westmead and Children's hospitals (west)
Road continues west as the / Cumberland Highway (A28)/(A40)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also


  1. ^ a b Former NSW State Route 53, Ozroads, Retrieved on 9 June 2013.[self-published source]
  2. ^ a b Metroad 7, Ozroads, Retrieved on 9 June 2013.[self-published source]
  3. ^ a b c d e "2 James Ruse Dr, Clyde NSW 2142 to Cumberland Hwy, Northmead NSW 2152". Google Maps. 2017. Retrieved 11 January 2017.
  4. ^ James Ruse Drive, Ozroads. Retrieved on 14 May 2013.[self-published source]

External links

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