RM Williams Way

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RM Williams Way
South Australia
Highway sign, Orroroo, 2017 (02).jpg
RM Williams Way road sign at Orroroo
RM Williams Way is located in South Australia
South end
South end
North end
North end
Coordinates
General information
Type Rural road
Length 214 km (133 mi)[1]
Route number(s) B80
Major junctions
South end Horrocks Highway (B82)
 
North end Flinders Ranges Way (B83)
Location(s)
Region Mid North
Major settlements Spalding, Jamestown, Orroroo, Carrieton

RM Williams Way (State route B80) is a road through the Mid North region of South Australia connecting Clare in the south through Spalding, Jamestown and Orroroo to Hawker in the Flinders Ranges.

History

The road was named after R. M. Williams who had a strong association with the countryside through which it runs.

Route

RM Williams Way branches from the Horrocks Highway (Main North Road) about 13 km north of Clare. It runs roughly north to Spalding where it is coincident with the (east-west) Goyder Highway (B64) for about 4 km as it continues north to Jamestown then Orroroo. It ends at the junction with the Flinders Ranges Way about 10 km out of Hawker.

The route runs in the same direction as the northern Mount Lofty Ranges and southern Flinders Ranges, but the climate changes over its length, becoming drier in the north, so the dominant agriculture and vegetation changes from more intensive farming, vineyards and grain crops in the south to pastoral grazing in the north.

Major junctions

LGA[2] Location[2] km[1] mi Destinations[1][2] Notes
Clare and Gilbert Valleys 13km north of Clare 0 0.0 Horrocks Highway (B82)Clare
Northern Areas Spalding Goyder Highway (B64)Burra concurrent with Goyder highway for 5km
26 16 Goyder Highway (B64)Gulnare, Crystal Brook
Jamestown 60 37 Wilkins Highway – west to Gladstone and Crystal Brook; southeast to Hallett
Mannanarie 78 48 Beniah Road – Yongala, Peterborough
Orroroo Carrieton Black Rock 105 65 Wilmington–Ucolta Road (B56)Peterborough, Broken Hill Concurrent with Wilmington-Ucolta Road for 12km
Orroroo 117 73 Wilmington–Ucolta Road (B56)Wilmington, Port Augusta
Carrieton 154 96
Flinders Ranges 10km south of Hawker 214 133 Flinders Ranges Way (B83)Hawker,

References

  1. ^ a b c Google. "RM Williams Way" (Map). Google Maps. Google. 
  2. ^ a b c Mid North (PDF) (Map). Naming of State Rural Roads. Government of South Australia. 16 December 2013. Rack Plan 869. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 


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