Muirs Highway

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Muirs Highway

Muirs Highway at Rocky Gully.jpg
Muirs Highway at Rocky Gully
Muirs Highway
General information
Type Highway
Length161 km (100 mi)
Route number(s) Australian state route 102.svg State Route 102
Major junctions
West endAustralian national route 1.svg South Western Highway (National Route 1), Manjimup, Western Australia
 
  • Rocky Gully–Frankland Road
  • Denmark–Mount Barker Road
East endAustralian state route 30.svg Albany Highway (State Route 30), Mount Barker, Western Australia
Location(s)
Major settlements Lake Muir, Rocky Gully
Highway system

Muirs Highway is a Western Australian highway linking Manjimup and Mount Barker on the Albany Highway. It is signed as State Route 102 [1] and is 161 kilometres (100 mi) long. It provides a shorter distance between Manjimup and Albany. It is a lonely highway surrounded with karri and jarrah forests with no settlements in between except the small farming settlement of Rocky Gully.[ clarification needed ]

It is primarily used as a freight route for plantation timber trucks and interstate long vehicles servicing the horticultural areas of the south west. The road is a two way, single carriageway bitumen surfaced highway. [2]

The highway passes through several localities including Manjimup, Dingup, Nyamup, Strachan, Murtinup, Rocky Gully and Mount Barker. [2] [ clarification needed ]

Muirs Highway was named after brothers Thomas and John Muir, the first European settlers in the Warren district, who settled at Deeside in 1852 and built a rush hut there in 1856. [3]

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See also

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References

  1. South West Region map (PDF) (PDF). Version 1.0. Cartography by Main Roads Western Australia. Main Roads Western Australia. 13 August 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 August 2013. Retrieved 28 December 2012.
  2. 1 2 Paul Rands. "Muirs Highway (State Route 102)". Road Photos & Information: Western Australia. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  3. Shire of Manjimup (1 January 2017). "Deeside Homestead Group". inHerit. Perth, WA: Heritage Council of Western Australia. Retrieved 22 January 2017.

Coordinates: 34°22′59″S116°27′01″E / 34.38311°S 116.45027°E / -34.38311; 116.45027