|Length||300 km (186 mi)|
|Route number(s)||B160 (1998–present)|
|State Route 112 (1986–1998)|
|West end|| Princes Highway |
Glenburnie, South Australia
|East end|| Midland Highway |
|Region||Limestone Coast, Grampians|
|Major settlements||Casterton, Coleraine, Hamilton, Dunkeld, Glenthompson, Lake Bolac, Skipton|
Glenelg Highway is a rural highway in south-eastern Australia, linking Mount Gambier with Ballarat. km stretch from the South Australia/Victoria state border near Ardno to Glenburnie (6 km east of central Mount Gambier) is located in South Australia. Some maps identify the South Australian stretch as Casterton Road. Major towns along its route include Casterton, Coleraine and Hamilton.Most of the highway is located within the Western part of the state of Victoria; except for a short, 15
The passing of the Highways and Vehicles Act of 1924through the Parliament of Victoria provided for the declaration of State Highways, roads two-thirds financed by the State government through the Country Roads Board (later VicRoads). The Glenelg Highway was declared a State Highway in the 1947/48 financial year, from Ballarat via Skipton, and Hamilton to Casterton (for a total of 149 miles); before this declaration, the roads were referred to as Hamilton-Coleraine-Casterton Road and Ballarat-Hamilton Road.
The alignment of the highway through Ballarat was changed in June 1983: previously terminating at the intersection of Albert and Hertford Streets in Sebastopol, it was extended north 3 km along Albert Street, Skipton Street, and Doveton Street South to terminate at Sturt Street (Western Highway) in central Ballarat, only to be truncated back to its original terminus in Sebastopol in May 1990; the former alignment was subsumed into the Midland Highway, re-aligned to this route at the same time. A new bridge over Hopkins River in Wickcliffe was opened in 1996, replacing an older, flood-prone structure and the last on the highway with a timber deck, at a cost of $145,000, with bridge approaches costing $700,000.
The Glenelg Highway was signed as State Route 112 between Glenburnie and Ballarat in 1986; with Victoria's conversion to the newer alphanumeric system in the late 1990s, this was replaced by route B160.
The passing of the Road Management Act 2004granted the responsibility of overall management and development of Victoria's major arterial roads to VicRoads: in 2004, VicRoads re-declared the road as Glenelg Highway (Arterial #6670), beginning at the South Australian border and ending at Midland Highway in Sebastopol, Ballarat.
|South Australia||Grant||Glenburnie||0.0||0.0|| Princes Highway (A1 west, east) – Portland, Mount Gambier |
Attiwill Road (south) – Murrawa
|Western terminus of highway and route B160|
|State border||15.3||9.5||South Australia – Victoria state border|
|Victoria||Glenelg||Casterton||58.4||36.3||Casterton-Penola Road (C198) – Penola, Robe|
|61.6||38.3||Casterton-Naracoorte Road (C211) – Naracoorte|
|Glenelg River||62.1||38.6||Bridge name unknown|
|Glenelg||Casterton||63.4||39.4||Portland-Casterton Road (C195) – Portland|
|67.7||42.1|| Casterton-Edenhope Road (C207 north) – Edenhope |
Lodge Road (south) – Sandford
|Southern Grampians||Coleraine||89.2||55.4||Coleraine-Balmoral Road (C203/C206) – Balmoral, Harrow, Nhill|
|90.7||56.4||Coleraine-Merino Road (C196) – Merino|
|Hamilton||121.5||75.5||Henty Highway (A200 north) – Horsham, Warracknabeal, Mildura||Concurrency with route A200|
|123.8||76.9||Henty Highway (A200 south) – Heywood, Portland|
|124.9||77.6||Lonsdale Street (west) – Hamilton |
Thompson Street (south) – Hamilton
|126.3||78.5||Portland railway line|
|127.7||79.3||Hamilton Highway (B140) – Mortlake, Warrnambool, Geelong|
|Moutajup||148.3||92.1||Portland railway line|
|Dunkeld||152.9||95.0|| Penshurst-Dunkeld Road (C178 north) – Penshurst, Warrnambool |
Dunkeld-Cavendish Road (C188 south) – Cavendish, Balmoral
|156.1||97.0||Grampians Road (C216) – Halls Gap, Stawell|
|Glenthompson||174.6||108.5||Pyrenees Highway (B180) – Ararat, Avoca, Castlemaine|
|175.7||109.2||Portland railway line|
|Hopkins River||192.2||119.4||Bridge name unknown|
|Ararat||Lake Bolac||203.0||126.1||Mortlake-Ararat Road (C148) – Mortlake, Ararat|
|Westmere||215.1||133.7||Western SG railway line|
|Streatham||223.5||138.9||Rossbridge-Streatham Road (C182) – Ararat|
|Fiery Creek||224.2||139.3||Bridge name unknown|
|Corangamite||Skipton||250.8||155.8||Skipton Road (C172) – Beaufort||Western terminus of concurrency with route C172|
|Mount Emu Creek||251.2||156.1||Bridge name unknown|
|Corangamite||Skipton||251.3||156.2||Lismore-Skipton Road (C172) – Lismore||Eastern terminus of concurrency with route C172|
|251.8||156.5||Rokewood-Skipton Road (C143) – Rokewood, Geelong|
|Woady Yaloak River||278.4||173.0||Bridge name unknown|
|Golden Plains||Scarsdale||279.5||173.7||Lismore-Scarsdale Road (C171) – Lismore|
|Ballarat||Delacombe||297.1||184.6|| Delacombe-Wendouree Road (C307 north) – Alfredton, Wendouree |
Cherry Flat Road (south) – Bonshaw
|Sebastopol||299.8||186.3|| Midland Highway (A300 north, south) – Ballarat City Centre, Bendigo, Geelong |
Sayle Street (east) – Sebastopol
|Eastern terminus of highway and route B160 at roundabout|
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