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

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General Information:

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.

History:

Click here for the former alignment in the Albury area.
Click here for construction photos between Holbrook and the Victoria Border

Victoria Border to Holbrook Holbrook to Victoria Border
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Advance Directional Sign:
Northbound AD sign at Wodonga, approaching the East Street interchange, May 2011.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Table Top, approaching Olympic Hwy (NR41), November 2007.

Image © Tim Cole

Murray River & NSW / Vic Border:
State border and Murray River at South Albury, May 2011.

Image © Rob Tilley

Olympic Highway:
Hume Hwy (NH31) at the Olympic Hwy (NR41) junction at Table Top, May 2011.

Image © Tim Cole

East Street Interchange:
Hume Hwy (NH31) at the East Street interchange at South Albury, May 2011.

Image © Rob Tilley

Divided Road Ahead:
Hume Hwy (NH31) at Table Top before the dual carriageway south of Olympic Hwy (NR41), November 2007.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign:
Southbound AD sign for the Riverina Hwy interchange at Albury. May 2011.

Image © Rob Tilley

Distance Sign:
Reassurance directional sign at Table Top after the Olympic Hwy (NR41) interchange, May 2011.

Image © Rob Tilley

Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign for the Riverina Hwy interchange at Albury, May 2011.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Table Top approaching Bowna Rd, May 2011.

Image © Rob Tilley

Riverina Hwy Interchange:
Hume Hwy (NH31) at the Riverina Hwy interchange at Albury, May 2011.

Image © Rob Tilley

Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign at Table Top approaching Bowna Rd, May 2011.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at North Albury approaching Racecourse Rd, May 2011.

Image © Rob Tilley

Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign at the corner of Hume Hwy (NH31) and Tynan Rd in Table Top, May 2011.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at North Albury approaching Racecourse Rd, May 2011.

Image © Rob Tilley

Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign assembly at the corner of Hume Hwy (NH31) and Bowna Rd in Table Top, May 2011.

Image © Rob Tilley

Racecourse Road:
Hume Hwy (NH31) at the Racecourse Rd interchange in North Albury, May 2011.

Image © Rob Tilley

Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign with Albury Bypass exits, Table Top near Davey Rd (formerly Wagga Rd), May 2011.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign for the Thurgoona Dr interchange at Thurgoona, May 2011.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Davey Rd (formerly Wagga Rd) at Table Top, May 2011.

Image © Rob Tilley

Intersection Directional Sign:
Signage at the Thurgoona Dr interchange at Thurgoona, May 2011.

Image © Rob Tilley

Supplemental AD Sign:
Supplemental AD sign at Table Top for the Albury exits, May 2011.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching the Hume Hwy at Thurgoona. April 2007. Note the alphanumeric route numbers.

Image © Philip McCallum

Davey Road Interchange:
Crossing Eight Mile Creek as you approach the Davey Road (formerly Wagga Road) interchange at Ettamogah, April 2007.

Image © Philip McCallum

Distance Sign:
RD sign at Table Top, May 2011.

Image © Rob Tilley

Davey Road Interchange:
Passing under the Davey Road (formerly Wagga Road) interchange at Ettamogah, April 2007.

Image © Philip McCallum

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Table Top approaching Olympic Hwy (NR41), May 2011.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign for the Thurgoona Dr interchange at Thurgoona, May 2011.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Table Top approaching Olympic Hwy (NR41), May 2011.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign for the Thurgoona Dr interchange at Thurgoona, May 2011.

Image © Rob Tilley

Olympic Highway:
Hume Hwy (NH31) at the Olympic Hwy (NR41) interchange at Table Top, May 2011.

Image © Rob Tilley

Temporary Supplementary AD Sign:
Temporary sign indicating destinations that are acessible from the Thurgoona Dr interchange at Thurgoona. April 2007. This sign has since been removed with the opening of Davey Rd interchange.

Image © Philip McCallum

Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign at Woomargama, for the Woomargama Way junction, January 2012.

Image © Tim Cole

Intersection Directional Sign:
Signage at the Thurgoona Dr interchange at Thurgoona, May 2011.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Woomargama, for the Woomargama Way junction, January 2012. Note the incorrect SR31 shield.

Image © Tim Cole

Racecourse Road Overpass:
Racecourse Road as it crosses the Hume Highway at Lavington on the Albury Bypass, which opened to traffic on March 6, 2007. April 2007.

Image © Philip McCallum

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Woomargama, for the Woomargama Way junction, January 2012. Note the incorrect SR31 shield.

Image © Tim Cole

Advance Directional Sign:
Southbound AD sign for the Riverina Hwy interchange at East Albury. Note the alphanumeric route numbering on the sign, which is to be implemented state wide. April 2007.

Image © Philip McCallum

Woomargama Way:
Intersection directional sign at the Woomargama Way junction, January 2012.

Image © Tim Cole

Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign for the Riverina Hwy interchange at East Albury, May 2011.

Image © Rob Tilley

Woomargama Way:
Intersection directional sign at the Woomargama Way junction, January 2012.

Image © Tim Cole

Advance Directional Sign:
Southbound AD sign for the Riverina Hwy interchange at East Albury. Note the alphanumeric route numbering on the sign, which is to be implemented state wide. April 2007.

Image © Philip McCallum

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Woomargama, for the Woomargama Way junction, January 2012. Note the incorrect SR31 shield.

Image © Tim Cole

Riverina Hwy Interchange:
Looking southbound through the Riverina Hwy interchange at East Albury, May 2011.

Image © Rob Tilley

Woomargama Way:
Intersection directional sign at the Woomargama Way junction, January 2012.

Image © Tim Cole

Riverina Hwy Interchange:
AD sign on the off ramp at the Riverina Hwy interchange at East Albury, May 2011.

Image © Rob Tilley

Woomargama Way:
Intersection directional sign at the Woomargama Way junction, January 2012.

Image © Tim Cole

Riverina Hwy Interchange:
Looking southbound through the Riverina Hwy interchange at East Albury, May 2011.

Image © Rob Tilley

    Pedestrian Bridge:
Southbound as you approach the pedestrian street, prior to the East Street interchange, South Albury, April 2007.

Image © Philip McCallum

    Advance Directional Sign:
Southbound AD sign approaching the East Street interchange. April 2007. Note the alphanumeric route number.

Image © Philip McCallum

    East Street Interchange:
Southbound view through the East Street interchange at South Albury, May 2011.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign:
Diagrammatic AD sign at South Albury approaching Bandiana Link and Wagga Road, May 2011. Click here a photo of this sign by Phillip McCallum from April 2007.

Image © Rob Tilley

Albury Bypass:
Southbound view towards Wagga Rd and Bandiana Link at South Albury from the Eastern Hill Lookout, April 2007.

Image © Philip McCallum

Click here for the continuation, as Hume Freeway (NH-M31) between NSW-Vic Border and Wodonga and Wangaratta
Click here for the continuation of Hume Hwy (NH31) between Holbrook and Gundagai

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Last updated: 28-Feb-2017 21:44

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