Henty Highway

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Henty Highway

Location Henty Hwy.svg
Map of south-eastern Australia with Henty Highway highlighted in green
General information
Type Highway
Length359 km (223 mi) [1]
Opened1938
Route number(s)
  • AUS Alphanumeric Route B200.svg B200 (1998–present)
    (Lascelles–Horsham)
  • AUS Alphanumeric Route A200.svg A200 (1998–present)
    (Horsham–Portland)
Former
route number
Australian state route 107.svg State Route 107 (1986–1998)
Major junctions
North endAUS Alphanumeric Route B220.svg Sunraysia Highway
Lascelles, Victoria
 
South endAUS Alphanumeric Route C194.svgMadeira Packet Road
Portland, Victoria
Location(s)
Major settlements Hopetoun, Warracknabeal, Horsham, Hamilton, Heywood
Highway system

Henty Highway is a rural highway in western Victoria, Australia. It is primarily a north-south route, consisting of a mix of dual-lane, single-carriageway country highway and four-lane arterial road within some of the larger towns along the route. It was named in honour of Edward Henty, a British colonist regarded as the first permanent European settler of the Port Phillip District (in what later became the Colony of Victoria), in the town eventually named Portland.

Contents

History

The passing of the Highways and Vehicles Act of 1924 [2] 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 Henty Highway was declared a State Highway in August 1938, [3] cobbled together from roads between Mildura, Warracknabeal, Horsham, and Hamilton to Portland (for a total of 263 miles); before this declaration, these roads were referred to as Mildura Road, Hopetoun(-Lascelles) Road, Hopetoun-Warracknabeal Road, Hamilton-Horsham Road and Hamilton-Portland Road. [4] It originally started from the Calder Highway in Nunga, the junction south of Ouyen; when the North-Western Highway was renamed Sunraysia Highway on 11 September 1972, and extended from Lascelles to Nunga, the Henty Highway was truncated back to Lascelles. [5] The southern end of the highway through Portland was changed in January 1987: from New and Percy and Gawler Streets terminating at the intersection of Gawler, Cliff and Bentick Streets in central Portland, to its current alignment along Port Road and the southern section of Portland-Nelson Road to the intersection with Wellington Road in Portland's southern suburbs. [6]

The Henty Highway was signed as State Route 107 between Portland and Lascelles in 1986; [7] with Victoria's conversion to the newer alphanumeric system in the late 1990s, this was replaced by route A200 between Portland and Horsham, and B200 between Horsham and Lascelles.

The passing of the Road Management Act 2004 [8] granted the responsibility of overall management and development of Victoria's major arterial roads to VicRoads: in 2013, VicRoads re-declared the road as Henty Highway (Arterial #6620) between the Sunraysia Highway in Lascelles and Madeira Packet Road at Portland. [9]

Upgrades

Major intersections and towns

LGALocation [1] [9] km [1] miDestinationsNotes
Glenelg Portland 0.00.0AUS Alphanumeric Route C194.svg Madeira Packet Road (C194 east) – Port area
Henty Highway Link Road (south) – South Portland
Southern terminus of highway and route A200
2.41.5AUS Alphanumeric Route C194.svg Madeira Packet Road (C194) – South Portland
3.72.3AUS Alphanumeric Route C193.svg Bridgewater Road (C193 west) – Portland West, Cape Bridgewater
Otway Street (east)  Portland
4.72.9AUS Alphanumeric Route C192.svg Portland-Nelson Road (C192)  Nelson
5.03.1 Portland railway line
6.13.8New Street  Portland
Bolwarra 8.75.4AUS Alphanumeric Route A1.svg Princes Highway (A1 east)  Warrnambool Southern terminus of concurrency with route A1
Heathmere 20.612.8 Portland railway line
Heywood 29.518.3AUS Alphanumeric Route C176.svgAUS Alphanumeric Route C191.svg Woolsthorpe-Heywood Road (C176/C191)  Woolsthorpe, Warrnambool
30.018.6AUS Alphanumeric Route A1.svg Princes Highway (A1 west)  Mount Gambier Northern terminus of concurrency with route A1
Myamyn46.028.6AUS Alphanumeric Route C186.svg Myamin-Macarthur Road (C186)  Macarthur
49.330.6 Portland railway line
Southern Grampians Hamilton 75.246.7
86.553.7AUS Alphanumeric Route C184.svg Hamilton-Port Fairy Road (C184)  Port Fairy
87.554.4AUS Alphanumeric Route C187.svg Dartmoor-Hamilton Road (C187)  Dartmoor
88.354.9AUS Alphanumeric Route B160.svg Glenelg Highway (B160 east)  Ballarat, Geelong Concurrency with route B160
90.656.3AUS Alphanumeric Route B160.svg Glenelg Highway (B160 west)  Casterton, Mount Gambier
Cavendish 11370AUS Alphanumeric Route C188.svg Dunkeld-Cavendish Road (C188 northwest)  Dunkeld Southern terminus of concurrency with route C188
Wannon River 11471Bridge name unknown
Southern Grampians Cavendish 11471AUS Alphanumeric Route C188.svg Natimuk-Hamilton Road (C188 southeast)  Balmoral Northern terminus of concurrency with route C188
Glenelg River 169105Bridge name unknown
Horsham Horsham 215134AUS Alphanumeric Route A8.svg Western Highway (A8 east)  Ararat, Ballarat, Melbourne Southern terminus of concurrency with route A8
216134AUS Alphanumeric Route C215.svg Horsham-Lubeck Road (C215) – Longerenong, Lubeck
Wimmera River Bridge name unknown
Horsham Horsham 217135AUS Alphanumeric Route B240.svg Wimmera Highway (B240 west)  Edenhope, Naracoorte Southern terminus of concurrency with route B240
218135AUS Alphanumeric Route A8.svg Western Highway (A8 west)  Dimboola, Bordertown, Adelaide Northern terminus of concurrency with route A8
Route transition: route A200 south, route B200 north
Dooen 227141AUS Alphanumeric Route B240.svg Wimmera Highway (B240 east)  Murtoa, St Arnaud, Bendigo Northern terminus of concurrency with route B240
Byrneville244152AUS Alphanumeric Route C236.svg Horsham-Minyip Road (C236)  Minyip, Donald
Yarriambiack Warracknabeal 274170AUS Alphanumeric Route B210.svg Stawell-Warracknabeal Road (B210)  Stawell, Melbourne
AUS Alphanumeric Route C234.svg Borung Highway (C234 west)  Dimboola Concurrency with route C234
275171AUS Alphanumeric Route C245.svg Warracknabeal-Rainbow Road (C245 west)  Rainbow
AUS Alphanumeric Route C234.svg Borung Highway (C234 east)  Donald, Charlton
Beulah 309192AUS Alphanumeric Route C243.svg Birchip-Rainbow Road (C243)  Birchip, Rainbow
Hopetoun 331206 Hopetoun railway line
334208AUS Alphanumeric Route C227.svg Hopetoun-Rainbow Road (C227)  Rainbow
338210AUS Alphanumeric Route C247.svg Hopetoun-Walpeup Road (C247)  Walpeup
342213AUS Alphanumeric Route C246.svg Hopetoun-Sea Lake Road (C246)  Sea Lake
Lascelles 359223AUS Alphanumeric Route B220.svg Sunraysia Highway (B220)  Ouyen, Mildura Northern terminus of highway and route B200
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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References

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