The Prospect Highway is an 11.5-kilometre (7.1 mi)[1] secondary urban road located in the western suburbs of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The highway provides a free alternative link from the tolled M2 Hills and the Westlink M7 motorways in the northeast to the M4 Western Motorway in the southwest and further south.

Prospect Highway

Prospect Highway is located in Sydney
NE end
NE end
SW end
SW end
Coordinates
General information
TypeRoad
Length11.5 km (7.1 mi)[1]
Route number(s)No shield
Former
route number
State Route 63
Major junctions
NE end M2 Hills Motorway
Baulkham Hills
 
SW endWidemere Road
Pemulwuy
Location(s)
Major suburbsSeven Hills, Prospect
Highway system

BackgroundEdit

The highway takes its name from the suburb Prospect, which it links to Baulkham Hills via Seven Hills. Like many highways in the Sydney area, it was formed by linking a series of local roads, including Abbott Road, Seven Hills Road, Wall Park Avenue, and Blacktown Road.[2][3]

ProposalsEdit

In 2015 the NSW Government Roads & Maritime Services commenced planning an upgrade of a 3.6-kilometre (2.2 mi) section of the highway between Reservoir Road in Prospect to St Martins Crescent in Blacktown.[4][5][6]

Exits and interchangesEdit

LGALocationkmmiDestinationsNotes
The HillsBaulkham Hills0.00.0   M2 Hills Motorway (M2) – Macquarie Park, Lane Cove, Sydney CBD, Sydney AirportNorth-eastern terminus; south-eastbound entrance to and north-westbound exit from the M2 Hills Motorway
0.00.0Prospect Highway / Abbott Road – Seven Hills
0.50.31  Old Windsor Road (A40) – Windsor, Parramatta
Seven Hills2.01.2Seven Hills Road – Bella VistaNorth-eastbound entrance only
2.01.2Johnson Avenue – Kings LangleyNorth-eastbound entrance and exit only
2.01.2Prospect Highway / Seven Hills Road – Seven HillsContinues south-westbound as the Prospect Highway
2.01.2Station Road – ToongabbieSouth-westbound entrance only
3.52.2Prospect Highway / Wall Park Avenue – BlacktownContinues west as the Prospect Highway
BlacktownBlacktown4.62.9Prospect Highway / Blacktown Road – ProspectContinues south as the Prospect Highway
4.62.9Blacktown Road – BlacktownNorth-westbound exit
5.03.1Bungarribee Road – Blacktown, Doonside
Leabons Lane – Toongabbie
6.33.9Lancelot Street
6.54.0Blacktown Road – ToongabbieSouth-eastbound exit
6.54.0Prospect Highway – ProspectContinues south as the Prospect Highway
Prospect7.64.7  Great Western Highway (A44) – Wentworthville, Rooty Hill
8.05.0   M4 Western Motorway (M4) – Eastern Creek, Penrith, Sydney CBD, Sydney Airport
8.55.3Reservoir Road – Prospect Reservoir
CumberlandPemulwuy11.57.1Widemere Road – Wetherill ParkSouthern terminus; continues as the Widemere Road

See alsoEdit

  Australian Roads portal

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Sydney Orbital Network & Prospect Highway & Abbott Road & Westlink M7, New South Wales to Prospect Highway, Pemulwuy NSW 2145". Google Maps. Google Inc. 2016. Retrieved 25 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Map of Prospect Highway, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 23 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Map of Blacktown Road, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 23 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Prospect Highway upgrade". Roads & Maritime Services. Government of New South Wales. Retrieved 25 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Detailed design contract awarded for Prospect Highway upgrade". Roads & Maritime Services. Government of New South Wales. 4 May 2015. Retrieved 25 October 2016.
  6. ^ Oxford, Jessica (20 April 2016). "Call to upgrade Blacktown bottlenecks and end traffic chaos". Blacktown Advocate. Retrieved 25 October 2016.