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Mount Alexander Road, Melbourne

Mount Alexander Road
Victoria
MooneePondsSutherlandMemorial.JPG
Memorial to Dr. Sutherland with Mount Alexander Road in the background
Type Road
Length 7 km (4.3 mi)
Former
route number
National Route 79
Northwest end Bulla Road (State Route 37), Niddrie, Melbourne
 
Southeast end Flemington Road (State Route 60), Parkville, Melbourne
Major suburbs Essendon, Moonee Ponds, Ascot Vale

Mount Alexander Road is a major road in Melbourne's inner northern suburbs.[1]

It commences at the junction of Flemington Road and CityLink in the suburb of North Melbourne, proceeds North through Flemington forming the boundary between Flemington and Travancore, then forming the boundary between Travancore and Ascot Vale, then through Moonee Ponds and the Moonee Ponds Junction, continuing on North of the junction as a much wider roadway with a plantation separating northbound and southbound traffic. The road then continues on through Moonee Ponds, then Essendon, before terminating at the intersection of Bulla Road, Keilor Road and Lincoln Road.

Mount Alexander Road was named as its original destination was the Gold Fields of Mount Alexander, now known as Castlemaine.

Melbourne tram route 59 runs along the majority of the road, sharing traffic lanes with motor vehicles between Flemington Road and Moonee Ponds Junction, and along reserved tracks between Fletcher Street and Keilor Road in Essendon. Essendon tram depot is also located on the road, in the suburb of Travancore.

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  1. ^ VicRoads. "VicRoads – Register of Public Roads (Part A)" (PDF). Government of Victoria. p. 778. Archived from the original on 29 December 2014.