Lachlan Valley Way
Lachlan Valley Way
|Length||568 km (353 mi)|
Booligal - Cowra
Cowra - North Yass
| State Route 81|
Cowra - North Yass
|West end|| Cobb Highway (B75),|
Booligal, New South Wales
| Kidman Way (B87)|
Newell Highway (A39)
Henry Lawson Way
Mid-Western Highway (B64)
Olympic Highway (A41)
|East end|| Hume Highway (M31),|
10km north-west of Yass, New South Wales
|Major settlements||Hillston, Lake Cargelligo, Condobolin, Forbes, Gooloogong, Cowra, Boorowa|
From Booligal it runs in a north-easterly direction for about 76 km to Hillston. It then follows the Kidman Way (B87) for about 35 km before turning off to the right and proceeding a further 57 km to Lake Cargelligo. From there it continues to the north and east through Euabalong to Condobolin. This 93 km section of road has three named parts, from west to east. They are Lake Cargelligo-Euabalong Road, Lachlan Valley Way, and Condoblin-Lake Cargelligo Road. From Condoblin the Lachlan Valley Way turns south-east towards Forbes, a further 98 km. From Forbes it continues south-east through Gooloogong to Cowra, a further 90 km. It then turns south through Boorowa, to end after another 119 km at the Hume Freeway north-west of Yass.
|Hay||Booligal||0||0.0||Cobb Highway (B75) north - Ivanhoe and Wilcannia / south - Hay and Deniliquin||Western end of Lachlan Valley Way|
Alternate (longer but better) route to Hillston via Cobb Highway (north) and Mossgiel Trunk Road
|Carrathool||Hillston||76.2||47.3||Kidman Way (B87) - Goolgowi and Griffith||Kidman Way western concurrency terminus: continues south|
|76.8||47.7||Lachlan River Road - Lake Cargelligo and Cobar||Alternate (dry weather) route to Lake Cargelligo|
Lachlan Valley Way continues east from Hillston as Kidman Way
|Wallanthery||110.5||68.7||Kidman Way (B87) - Cobar||Intersection is 32 km north-east of Hillston, at Wallanthery|
Kidman Way eastern concurrency terminus: continues north
|Lachlan||Lake Cargelligo||167.4||104.0||Condobolin-Lake Cargelligo Road - Condobolin||Alternate route to Condobolin|
Lachlan Valley Way continues north and east from Lake Cargelligo to Euabalong as Lake Cargelligo-Euabalong Road, then east as Lachlan Valley Way until it intersects with Condobolin-Lake Cargelligo Road
|Lachlan River||179.3||111.4||Bridge (no known official name) This bridge spans the boundary between the localities of Lake Cargelligo (Lachlan Shire) and Euabalong (Cobar Shire)|
The locality of Murrin Bridge (an indigenous community) is immediately to the east of the road, between the river and the Euabalong boundary
|Cobar||Euabalong||194.5||120.9||Lachlan Street - Euabalong West and Cobar|
|Lachlan River||194.9||121.1||Bridge (no known official name) This bridge spans the boundary between Cobar Shire and Lachlan Shire|
|Lachlan||Euabalong||199.7||124.1||Condobolin-Lake Cargelligo Road - Lake Cargelligo||Intersection is 5 km east of Euabalong village, south of the Lachlan River, in Lachlan Shire (the village is north of the river in Cobar Shire)|
Lachlan Valley Way continues east towards Condobolin as Condobolin-Lake Cargelligo Road
|Condobolin||259.8||161.4||Condobolin-Wyalong Road - West Wyalong||Lachlan Valley Way continues east to Condobolin as Diggers Avenue|
|260.9||162.1||Diggers Avenue - Condobolin, Parkes||Lachlan Valley Way continues south-east towards Forbes|
|Forbes||Bundaburrah||352.8||219.2||Newell Highway (A39) - West Wyalong||Intersection is 7 km west of Forbes, just outside the locality boundary, at Bundaburrah|
Newell Highway western concurrency terminus: continues south
Lachlan Valley Way continues east to Forbes as Newell Highway
|Forbes||356.9||221.8||Bridge (no known official name) over Lachlan River|
|358.6||222.8||Oxley Bridge over Lake Forbes|
|359.1||223.1||Newell Highway (A39) - Parkes||Newell Highway eastern concurrency terminus: continues north|
Lachlan Valley Way turns east on Camp Street, which becomes Bridge Street before it crosses Lake Forbes
|359.4||223.3||Bridge Street bridge (no known official name) over Lake Forbes|
|359.8||223.6||Orange Road (Bridge Street) - Cudal and Orange||Lachlan Valley Way turns south on Flint Street, then east on Reymond Street to cross the Lachlan River, where it turns south as Lachlan Valley Way|
|361.3||224.5||Bridge (no known official name) over Lachlan River|
|363.9||226.1||Henry Lawson Way - Grenfell||Lachlan Valley Way turns east at this intersection|
|Cowra||Gooloogong||410.4||255.0||Nanima Road north - Eugowra and Canowindra / Grenfell-Orange Road south - Grenfell|
|Cowra||443.2||275.4||Mid-Western Highway (B64) - Grenfell||Intersection is 5 km west of Cowra|
Mid-Western Highway western concurrency terminus: continues west
Lachlan Valley Way continues east to Cowra as Mid-Western Highway (Grenfell Road)
|448.5||278.7||Olympic Highway (A41) (Young Road) - Young||Lachlan Valley Way continues east to Cowra as Mid-Western Highway (Grenfell Road)|
|448.6||278.7||Mid-Western Highway (B64) (Grenfell Road) - Cowra, Blayney||Mid-Western Highway eastern concurrency terminus: continues east|
Lachlan Valley Way turns south to Yass as B81 with the alternate name of Boorowa Road until it leaves Cowra
|Hilltops||Boorowa||521.4||324.0||Murringo Gap Road - Murringo, Young||Intersection is 2 km north-west of Boorowa|
|Yass Valley||Bowning||567.9||352.9||Hume Freeway (M31) west - Gundagai and Albury / east - Yass and Goulburn||Eastern end of Lachlan Valley Way (B81)|
Route B81 north of CowraEdit
For most of its length Lachlan Valley Way has no route number, the exception being the 119 km section between Cowra and the Hume Freeway, which is part of NSW state route B81. From Cowra, where Lachlan Valley Way continues west with no allocated route number, route B81 continues north a further 96 km to Molong, where it meets the Mitchell Highway. From Cowra, it follows Canowindra Road for 33 km to Canowindra and for a further 34 km to Cudal, where it turns north-east along the Escort Way (which has no route number of its own) for 11 km to Boree. Here it turns north as Peabody Road for the last 18 km into Molong.
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