Road Photos & Information: Australian Capital Territory
  Majura Road, Fairbairn Avenue, Dairy Flat Road & Monaro Highway (ALT-NR23) (Decommissioned)

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The route connected National Highway 23 to the Monaro Highway (NR23), and acted as an eastern by-pass of suburban Canberra, passing through farmlands and past Canberra Airport. It was a mix of single carriageway, dual carriageway arterial standard and also expressway standard roadway.

History:

Fyshwick to Watson   Watson to Fyshwick
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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Monaro Hwy (ALT-NR23) at Fyshwick approaching Newcastle St, December 2009. This bridge has since been duplicated.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
Rest area AD sign near Watson at the Federal Hwy / Majura Rd interchange. December 2009.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Fyshwich approaching Morshead Dr, December 2009.

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  Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign at the exit to the Hughie Edwards Rest Area near Watson. December 2009.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Fyshwick approaching Morshead Dr (ALT-NR23), December 2009.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching the Majura Rd / Horse Park Dr junction near Watson. December 2009.

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Morshead Drive:
Monaro Hwy (ALT-NR23) at the Morshead Dr interchange at Fyshwick, December 2009.

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  Majura Rd / Horse Park Dr junction:
Corner of Majura Road and Horse Park Road near Watson. This junction forms part of the Federal Highway interchange. December 2009.

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Advance Directional Sign
AD sign at Fyshwick approaching Pialligo Av (TD3), December 2009.

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  Distance Sign:
RD sign at Majura after the Federal Hwy / Horse Park Rd interchange. December 2009.

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Advance Directional Sign
AD sign at Campbell approaching Pialligo Av (TD3), December 2009.

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  School Bus Sign:
Signage indicating that Majura Road is a school bus route for the handful of farms located along its route.
December 2009.

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Trailblazer:
Tourist Drive 3 trailblazer on Morshead Dr at Campbell, December 2009.

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  Mt Majura Vineyard Junction:
The turn off on Majura Road for Mt Majura Vineyard. December 2009.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Campbell near Hopkins Dr, approaching Fairbain Av (TD3), December 2009.

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  Military Training Area Junction:
Majura Road at the intersection with the military training area. December 2009.

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Trailblazer:
Tourist Drive 3 and Overdimensional Route 1 trailblazer on Morshead Dr at Campbell approaching Fairbairn Av (TD3), December 2009.

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  Approaching Tambreet Street :
Majura Rd (ALT-NR23) approaching the roundabout with Tambreet St at Majura, December 2014.

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Fairbairn Avenue:
Corner of Morshead Dr (ALT-NR23 / TD3) and Fairbairn Av (ALT-NR23 and TD3) at Campbell, December 2009. TD3 turns left here and ALT-NR23 continues right at this junction. Note the missing chevron on the sign.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD at Pialligo, approaching Mustang Av and Spitfire Av. December 2009.

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Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign located eastbound on the corner Fairbairn Avenue and Majura at Pialligo, just outside the perimeter of Canberra Airport. April 2015. Click here for a photo of this location from July 2006 and also click here for a photo of this locations from December 2009.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Majura Rd in Pialligo approaching the intersection with Fairbairn Av. December 2014. Click here for a photo of this location by Paul Rands from December 2009.

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Distance Sign:
Northbound RD sign located on Majura Road at Pialligo, outside Canberra Airport. July 2006.

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  Fairbairn Avenue Intersection:
Corner of Majura Rd and Fairbairn Av at Pialligo. December 2009. ALT-NR23 turns right here.

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Advance Directional Sign:
Northbound AD sign approaching Mustang Av and Spitfire Av near Canberra Airport on Majura Road. December 2009. Click here for a photo of this location from July 2006.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Fairbairn Avenue approaching Morshead Drive at Pialligo. December 2009. ALT-NR23 turns left onto Morshead Drive.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Majura Rd (ALT-NR23) approaching Mustang Av at Majura, December 2014.

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  No Right Turn Sign:
Sign on Morshead Rd approaching Pialligo Av, prohibiting right turns at the traffic signals. December 2009.

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School Bus Sign:
Signage indicating that Majura Road is a school bus route for the handful of farms located along its route. Image shows typical road and environmental conditions around the Pialligo area. Northbound, July 2006.

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  AD Sign:
Advance directional sign at Pialligo approaching Pialligo Av. There's no right turn at the signals onto the continuation of Morshead Rd. December 2009.

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Trailblazer:
ALT-NR23 trailblazer on Majura Rd approaching Avonley Rd at Majura, December 2009. Note the incorrect right arrow.

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  Pialligo Avenue / Morshead Drive / Monaro Highway Junction:
Morshead Dr approaching Monaro Hwy. ALT-NR23 goes straight ahead at this junction. December 2009.

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Majura Road:
Northbound on Majura Rd at Majura, December 2009.

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  Molonglo River:
Silvia Curley Bridge over the Molonglo River at Pialligo. December 2009.

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Approaching Tambreet Street :
Majura Rd (ALT-NR23) approaching the roundabout with Tambreet St at Majura, December 2014.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Monaro Hwy at Fyshwick approaching Newcastle Street. December 2009.

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Tambreet Street :
Majura Rd (ALT-NR23) at the roundabout with Tambreet St at Majura, December 2014.

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  Newcastle Street Interchange:
Monaro Hwy at the Newcastle St interchange in Fyshwick. December 2009.

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Training Area Junction:
Majura Rd (ALT-NR23) at the entrance to the Majura Military Training Area, December 2009.

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Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign at the entrance to Mt Majura Vineyard, December 2009.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Watson approaching Federal Hwy (NH23) and Horse Park Dr, December 2009.

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Federal Highway Interchange:
Westbound in North Canberra at the interchange with National Highway 23. July 2006.

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Federal Highway & Horse Park Drive:
Majura Rd (ALT-NR23) at the interchange with Federal Hwy (NH23) and Horse Park Dr at Watson, December 2009. ALT-NR23 ends at this junction.

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Directional Sign:
Advance directional sign acting as an intersection directional sign at the Federal Highway interchange, North Canberra. Note the lack of route sheilds. July 2006.

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1 Sam Laybutt (Ozroads)
2 ABC News, Majura Parkway northbound lane opens from Canberra Airport to Federal Highway, 14 May 2015

Last updated: 14-Feb-2019 22:10

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