Road Photos & Information: New South Wales
Hume Highway (National Highway 31) - Holbrook To New South Wales - Victoria Border (Decommissioned) - Construction


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The Hume Highway is one of Australia's most vital highway links. Providing access between Sydney and Melbourne, Australia's 2 largest cities. The National Highway section of the Hume Highway consists of almost 100% dual carriageway road, either rural expressway or motorway standard. Works to duplicate small sections of highway that are not dual carriageway are well underway.

In NSW, the highway in one form or another started life as the Great South Road, linking Sydney with the southern highlands and eventually beyond. The highway was named in 1928 after Hamilton Hume (1797-1873), a famous explorer in the early 19th century who, in 1824, in conjunction with William Hovell first found an overland route between Sydney and the infant colonial outpost of Port Phillip, the original name of Melbourne.

NH31 is the main freight and commuter route between Sydney and Melbourne and has gone through a massive amount of transformation over the past 30 or so years, with many towns being bypassed along its route as well and gradual upgrades to motorway standards. Since the 1960s, the road has either been duplicated, where alignments allow for it, and also large deviations have also been part of the upgrade process.

The route around the Mittagong area averages around 16,000 vehicles every day, in other sections the number drops off a little or closer to Sydney increases.1

The route forms the Remembrance Driveway which honours war veterans, click here for the Remembrance Driveway web site.


This page concentrates on construction photos between Holbrook and the Victoria Border

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Tarcutta Bypass Earthworks:
Duplication works underway at Tarcutta, November 2007.

Image © Tim Cole

Tarcutta Bypass Earthworks:
Duplication works underway at Tarcutta, November 2007.

Image © Tim Cole

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Last updated: 28-Feb-2017 22:09

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