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O'Connell Road is a New South Wales rural road linking Oberon to the regional highway hub of Bathurst, where several roads including the Great Western Highway, Mid-Western Highway, Mitchell Highway and Bathurst-Ilford Road join. The road is designated as Main Road 253.[1]

O'Connell Road

General information
TypeRural road
Length41.7 km (26 mi)
Major junctions
North end Great Western Highway (A32), Bathurst, New South Wales
South endGoulburn-Oberon Road, Oberon, New South Wales
Major settlementsO'Connell

It is fully sealed over its entire length and of high enough standard to accommodate B-double trucks.

In conjunction with the Goulburn-Oberon Road from near the Hume Highway to Oberon, this scenic route provides a leisurely and surprisingly direct route between Bathurst and Goulburn.

The only town on O'Connell Road between Bathurst and Oberon is O'Connell.

Major intersectionsEdit

BathurstKelso00.0  Great Western Highway (A32) - west - Bathurst /
east - Marrangaroo
Northern end of the road from Bathurst to Oberon, which runs south as Littlebourne Street and then south-east as O'Connell Road.
Brewongle7.24.5Tarana Road - east - Tarana
Fish River16.410.2O'Connell Bridge
OberonO'Connell18.711.6Mutton Falls Road - east- Tarana
OberonOberon30.018.6Mayfield Road - south-west - Mayfield
41.125.5Abercrombie Road - south-west - Taralga, Goulburn /
Albion Street - east - Oberon, Jenolan Caves
Roundabout. Through traffic for Taralga and Goulburn turns right.
Jenolan Caves traffic can bypass Oberon CBD by turning left.
41.625.8Carrington Avenue- east - OberonRuns to Oberon CBD
41.725.9Rupert Street - east - Oberon /
west - Taralga, Goulburn
Southern end of O'Connell Road
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Schedule of Classified Roads and Unclassified Regional Roads - gazetted road 253" (PDF). Roads & Maritime Services. April 2017. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
  2. ^ Google (16 October 2018). "O'Connell Road (Bathurst to Oberon)" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 16 October 2018.