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Lachlan Valley Way is a New South Wales state highway[1] running from Booligal on the Cobb Highway to north of Yass on the Hume Highway (M31).

Lachlan Valley Way

Lachlan Valley Way is located in New South Wales
West end
West end
East end
East end
Coordinates
General information
TypeHighway
Length568 km (353 mi)
Route number(s)None
Booligal - Cowra
B81
Cowra - North Yass
Former
route number
State Route 81
Cowra - North Yass
Major junctions
West end Cobb Highway (B75),
Booligal, New South Wales
  Kidman Way (B87)
Condobolin-Wyalong Road
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
Location(s)
Major settlementsHillston, Lake Cargelligo, Condobolin, Forbes, Gooloogong, Cowra, Boorowa
Highway system
Road entry sign to Boorowa on the Lachlan Valley Way

Route descriptionEdit

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.

Major intersectionsEdit

LGALocationkmmiDestinationsNotes
HayBooligal00.0  Cobb Highway (B75) north - Ivanhoe and Wilcannia / south - Hay and DeniliquinWestern end of Lachlan Valley Way
Alternate (longer but better) route to Hillston via Cobb Highway (north) and Mossgiel Trunk Road
CarrathoolHillston76.247.3  Kidman Way (B87) - Goolgowi and GriffithKidman Way western concurrency terminus: continues south
76.847.7Lachlan River Road - Lake Cargelligo and CobarAlternate (dry weather) route to Lake Cargelligo
Lachlan Valley Way continues east from Hillston as Kidman Way
Wallanthery110.568.7  Kidman Way (B87) - CobarIntersection is 32 km north-east of Hillston, at Wallanthery[2][3]
Kidman Way eastern concurrency terminus: continues north
LachlanLake Cargelligo167.4104.0Condobolin-Lake Cargelligo Road - CondobolinAlternate 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 River179.3111.4Bridge (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[4] (an indigenous community) is immediately to the east of the road, between the river and the Euabalong boundary
CobarEuabalong194.5120.9Lachlan Street - Euabalong West and Cobar
Lachlan River194.9121.1Bridge (no known official name) This bridge spans the boundary between Cobar Shire and Lachlan Shire
LachlanEuabalong199.7124.1Condobolin-Lake Cargelligo Road - Lake CargelligoIntersection is 5 km east of Euabalong[5] village, south of the Lachlan River, in Lachlan Shire[6] (the village is north of the river in Cobar Shire)
Lachlan Valley Way continues east towards Condobolin as Condobolin-Lake Cargelligo Road
Condobolin259.8161.4Condobolin-Wyalong Road - West WyalongLachlan Valley Way continues east to Condobolin as Diggers Avenue
260.9162.1Diggers Avenue - Condobolin, ParkesLachlan Valley Way continues south-east towards Forbes
ForbesBundaburrah352.8219.2  Newell Highway (A39) - West WyalongIntersection is 7 km west of Forbes, just outside the locality boundary, at Bundaburrah[7]
Newell Highway western concurrency terminus: continues south
Lachlan Valley Way continues east to Forbes as Newell Highway
Forbes356.9221.8Bridge (no known official name) over Lachlan River
358.6222.8Oxley Bridge over Lake Forbes
359.1223.1  Newell Highway (A39) - ParkesNewell Highway eastern concurrency terminus: continues north
Lachlan Valley Way turns east on Camp Street, which becomes Bridge Street before it crosses Lake Forbes
359.4223.3Bridge Street bridge (no known official name) over Lake Forbes
359.8223.6Orange Road (Bridge Street) - Cudal and OrangeLachlan 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
361.3224.5Bridge (no known official name) over Lachlan River
363.9226.1Henry Lawson Way - GrenfellLachlan Valley Way turns east at this intersection
CowraGooloogong410.4255.0Nanima Road north - Eugowra and Canowindra / Grenfell-Orange Road south - Grenfell
Cowra443.2275.4  Mid-Western Highway (B64) - GrenfellIntersection 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)
448.5278.7  Olympic Highway (A41) (Young Road) - YoungLachlan Valley Way continues east to Cowra as Mid-Western Highway (Grenfell Road)
448.6278.7  Mid-Western Highway (B64) (Grenfell Road) - Cowra, BlayneyMid-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
HilltopsBoorowa521.4324.0Murringo Gap Road - Murringo, YoungIntersection is 2 km north-west of Boorowa
Yass ValleyBowning567.9352.9  Hume Freeway (M31) west - Gundagai and Albury / east - Yass and GoulburnEastern 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.[8] Here it turns north as Peabody Road for the last 18 km into Molong.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lachlan Valley Way Funding, Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved on 6 October 2012.
  2. ^ Google (15 October 2013). "Wallanthery, New South Wales" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
  3. ^ "Geographical names register extract - Wallanthery". Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
  4. ^ Google (24 October 2013). "Murrin Bridge, New South Wales" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 24 October 2013.
  5. ^ Google (15 October 2013). "Euabalong, New South Wales" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
  6. ^ "Geographical names register extract - Euabalong". Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
  7. ^ "Geographical names register extract - Bundaburrah". Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
  8. ^ Boree, New South Wales (Map). Whereis Maps. Retrieved 15 October 2013.