Glenelg Highway

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Glenelg Highway

South Australia
Australia Victoria location map.svg
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West end
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East end
Coordinates
General information
Type Highway
Length300 km (186 mi) [1]
Route number(s) AUS Alphanumeric Route B160.svg B160 (1998–present)
Former
route number
Australian state route 112.svg State Route 112 (1986–1998)
Major junctions
West endAUS Alphanumeric Route A1.svg Princes Highway
Glenburnie, South Australia
 
East endAUS Alphanumeric Route A300.svg Midland Highway
Sebastopol, Ballarat
Location(s)
Region Limestone Coast, [2] Grampians [3]
Major settlements Casterton, Coleraine, Hamilton, Dunkeld, Glenthompson, Lake Bolac, Skipton
Highway system

Glenelg Highway is a rural highway in south-eastern Australia, linking Mount Gambier with Ballarat. [4] [5] [6] [7] Most of the highway is located within the Western part of the state of Victoria; except for a short, 15 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. [4] [5] [6] [7]

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History

The passing of the Highways and Vehicles Act of 1924 [8] through 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, [9] 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. [10]

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, [11] 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. [12] 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. [13]

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 2004 [14] granted 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. [15]

Major Intersections and Towns

StateLGA [16] Location [1] [15] [17] km [1] miDestinationsNotes
South Australia Grant Glenburnie 0.00.0AUS Alphanumeric Route A1.svg Princes Highway (A1 west, east)  Portland, Mount Gambier
Attiwill Road (south) – Murrawa
Western terminus of highway and route B160
State border15.39.5South Australia – Victoria state border
Victoria Glenelg Casterton 58.436.3AUS Alphanumeric Route C198.svg Casterton-Penola Road (C198)  Penola, Robe
61.638.3AUS Alphanumeric Route C211.svg Casterton-Naracoorte Road (C211)  Naracoorte
Glenelg River 62.138.6Bridge name unknown
Glenelg Casterton 63.439.4AUS Alphanumeric Route C195.svg Portland-Casterton Road (C195)  Portland
67.742.1AUS Alphanumeric Route C207.svg Casterton-Edenhope Road (C207 north)  Edenhope
Lodge Road (south)  Sandford
Southern Grampians Coleraine 89.255.4AUS Alphanumeric Route C203.svgAUS Alphanumeric Route C206.svg Coleraine-Balmoral Road (C203/C206)  Balmoral, Harrow, Nhill
90.756.4AUS Alphanumeric Route C196.svg Coleraine-Merino Road (C196)  Merino
Hamilton 121.575.5AUS Alphanumeric Route A200.svg Henty Highway (A200 north)  Horsham, Warracknabeal, Mildura Concurrency with route A200
123.876.9AUS Alphanumeric Route A200.svg Henty Highway (A200 south)  Heywood, Portland
124.977.6Lonsdale Street (west)  Hamilton
Thompson Street (south)  Hamilton
Roundabout
126.378.5 Portland railway line
127.779.3AUS Alphanumeric Route B140.svg Hamilton Highway (B140)  Mortlake, Warrnambool, Geelong
Moutajup148.392.1 Portland railway line
Dunkeld 152.995.0AUS Alphanumeric Route C178.svg Penshurst-Dunkeld Road (C178 north)  Penshurst, Warrnambool
AUS Alphanumeric Route C188.svg Dunkeld-Cavendish Road (C188 south)  Cavendish, Balmoral
156.197.0AUS Alphanumeric Route C216.svg Grampians Road (C216)  Halls Gap, Stawell
Glenthompson 174.6108.5AUS Alphanumeric Route B180.svg Pyrenees Highway (B180)  Ararat, Avoca, Castlemaine
175.7109.2 Portland railway line
Hopkins River 192.2119.4Bridge name unknown
Ararat Lake Bolac 203.0126.1AUS Alphanumeric Route C148.svg Mortlake-Ararat Road (C148)  Mortlake, Ararat
Westmere 215.1133.7 Western SG railway line
Streatham 223.5138.9AUS Alphanumeric Route C182.svg Rossbridge-Streatham Road (C182)  Ararat
Fiery Creek 224.2139.3Bridge name unknown
Corangamite Skipton 250.8155.8AUS Alphanumeric Route C172.svg Skipton Road (C172)  Beaufort Western terminus of concurrency with route C172
Mount Emu Creek 251.2156.1Bridge name unknown
Corangamite Skipton 251.3156.2AUS Alphanumeric Route C172.svg Lismore-Skipton Road (C172)  Lismore Eastern terminus of concurrency with route C172
251.8156.5AUS Alphanumeric Route C143.svg Rokewood-Skipton Road (C143)  Rokewood, Geelong
Woady Yaloak River 278.4173.0Bridge name unknown
Golden Plains Scarsdale 279.5173.7AUS Alphanumeric Route C171.svg Lismore-Scarsdale Road (C171)  Lismore
Ballarat Delacombe 297.1184.6AUS Alphanumeric Route C307.svg Delacombe-Wendouree Road (C307 north)  Alfredton, Wendouree
Cherry Flat Road (south)  Bonshaw
roundabout
Sebastopol 299.8186.3AUS Alphanumeric Route A300.svg Midland Highway (A300 north, south) – Ballarat City Centre, Bendigo, Geelong
Sayle Street (east)  Sebastopol
Eastern terminus of highway and route B160 at roundabout

See also

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