Buntine Highway

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Buntine Highway

Northern Territory
Buntine Highway route map.png
Map of north-western Australia with Buntine Highway highlighted in red
General information
TypeRural road
Length581 km (361 mi)
Route number(s)
  • AUS Alphanumeric Route B96.svg B96 (WA/NT border – Victoria Highway)
Former
route number
Australian national route 80.svg National Route 80 (NicholsonTop Springs)
Major junctions
West end Duncan Road, Nicholson, Western Australia
 Australian national route 80.svg Buchanan Highway (National Route 80)
East endAustralian national highway 1.svg Victoria Highway (National Highway 1), Delamere, Northern Territory [1]
Location(s)
Major settlements Kalkarindji, Top Springs

The Buntine Highway is a 581-kilometre highway in the Northern Territory and Western Australia. It runs from the Victoria Highway via Top Springs and Kalkarindji and then to Nicholson, Western Australia. [2] The section from the Victoria Highway to Kalkaringi is a single-lane sealed road with a few dual-lane sections; the remaining section is unsealed. [3] Funding for maintenance is provided by the Northern Territory government. [4]

Contents

The highway was named in 1996 after Noel Buntine who established a livestock transportation business known as Buntine Roadways in the 1950s in northern Australia. [1]

Major intersections

The only major intersection on this road is with the Buchanan Highway (C80) at Top Springs.

See also

Australia road sign W5-29.svg   Australian Roadsportal

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References

  1. 1 2 "Place Names Register Extract for "Buntine Highway"". NT Place Names Register. Northern Territory Government. Retrieved 5 March 2020.
  2. Department of Transport (April 1998). "Map of all NT Roads" (PDF). Northern Territory Government. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 May 2013. Retrieved 13 January 2014.
  3. Hema, Maps (2007). Australia Road and 4WD Atlas (Map). Eight Mile Plains Queensland: Hema Maps. p. 98. ISBN   978-1-86500-456-3.
  4. "Funding for NT roads". 24 April 2010. Archived from the original on 6 March 2014. Retrieved 6 March 2014.