Road Photos & Information: New South Wales
Route Number Newell Highway (National Highway 39) - Moree to Queensland Border (Decommissioned)

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The Newell Highway is the longest highway in NSW, stretching from the Victorian border at Tocumwal to the Queensland border. It's the economic backbone for freight and livestock transporters, tourism operators, caravanners and holiday makers, emergency services, government, media and business owners. 2

The majority of the route is undivided roadway, with various overtaking sections where required.

The Newell Highway is named after HH Newell. He was the first commissioner for Main Roads in New South Wales. He passed away in 1941. 3 Prior to his appointment to the newly formed Main Roads Board on March 9, 1925, he was the District Engineer at the Wollongong branch of the Department of Public Works. 4

Multiplexes along the route include:

History:

Moree to Queensland Border Queensland Border to Moree
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Advance Directional Sign:
Temporary advance directional sign approaching Bullus Dr in Moree, November 2010.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Bruxner Way (formerly Bruxner Hwy) at Boggabilla, July 2007. NH39 turns right at this junction.

Image © Richard Wardle

Entering Moree Town Centre:
Newell Hwy (NH39) as it enters Moree, November 2010.

Image © Rob Tilley

Bruxner Way:
ID sign at the junction with Bruxner Way (formerly Bruxner Hwy) at Boggabilla, July 2009. NH39 turns right at this junction.

Image © Richard Wardle

Advance Directional Sign:
Heavy vehicle AD sign approaching Jones Av in Moree, November 2010.

Image © Rob Tilley

Black Reassurance Directional Sign:
Black distance sign at Boggabilla, January 2004.

Image © Michael Greenslade

Gwydir Highway, Balo Street & Heber Street:
Newell Hwy (Balo St) (NH39 / NR38) approaching Gwydir Hwy (Heber St) (NR38) in Moree, July 2005.

Image © Paul Rands

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign in Moree on Newell Hwy (NH39 / NR38), approaching Alice St and Gwydir Hwy (NR38). July 2005.

Image © Paul Rands

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign in Moree on the Newell Hwy (NH39), approaching Carnarvon Hwy. January 2004.

Image © Michael Greenslade

Intersectional Directional Sign:
ID sign in Moree on Newell Hwy (NH39) at the junction with Alice St and Gwydir Hwy (NR38). July 2005, The NR38 duplex ends at this location.

Image © Paul Rands

Black Intersection Directional Sign:
Black ID sign at the Carnarvon Hwy junction in Moree, November 2010.

Image © Rob Tilley

Alice Street & Gwydir Highway:
Newell Hwy (NH39) at the roundabout with Alice St and Gwydir Hwy (NR38) in Moree, November 2010. The NR38 duplex ends here.

Image © Rob Tilley

Black Reassurance Directional Sign:
Black RD sign after the Carnarvon Hwy junction in Moree, November 2010.

Image © Rob Tilley

Distance Sign:
RD sign as the Newell Hwy (NH39) leaves Moree, July 2005.

Image © Paul Rands

River Road:
Intersection directional sign assembly at the River Rd junction near Moree, November 2010.

Image © Rob Tilley

   
Terling Park-Yallaroi Road:
Intersection directional sign assembly at the Terling Park-Yallaroi Rd junction near Moree, November 2010.

Image © Rob Tilley

   
Buckie Road:
Intersection directional sign assembly at the Buckie Rd junction near Moree, November 2010.

Image © Rob Tilley

Limebon Road:
Intersection directional sign assembly at the Limebon Rd junction at Tulloona, November 2010.

Image © Rob Tilley

North Star Road:
Intersection directional sign assembly at the North Star Rd (IB Bore Rd) junction at Boggabilla, November 2010.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Bruxner Way (formerly Bruxner Hwy) at Boggabilla, November 2010. NH39 turns left at this junction. Click here for a photo of the black sign this sign replaced, taken April 2005.

Image © Rob Tilley

Bruxner Way:
ID sign at the junction with Bruxner Way (formerly Bruxner Hwy) at Boggabilla, November 2010. NH39 turns left at this junction. Click here for a photo of the old sign from April 2005.

Image © Rob Tilley

Distance Sign:
RD sign as the Newell Hwy (NH39) leaves the Boggabilla town centre, November 2010.

Image © Rob Tilley

Billboard:
Billboard near Boggabilla designed to look like a road sign indicating the shortest route to Goondiwindi is via Gunsynd Way (former Newell Hwy), November 2010.

Image © Rob Tilley

Black Distance Sign:
Black RD sign at Boggabilla, April 2005.

Image © Rob Tilley

Black Intersection Directional Sign:
Black ID sign at Boggabilla at the saleyards entrance, November 2010.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Boggabilla approaching Gunsynd Way (former Newell Hwy), November 2010.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Boggabilla approaching Gunsynd Way, November 2010.

Image © Rob Tilley

Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign at the Gunsynd Way junction at Boggabilla, November 2010.

Image © Rob Tilley

Distance Sign:
RD sign near the Macintyre River bridge at Boggabilla after the Gunsynd Way junction, November 2010.

Image © Rob Tilley

Queensland Border:
Newell Hwy (NH39) as it crosses into Queensland, November 2010.

Image © Rob Tilley

Click here for the continuation of National Highway 39 as Cunningham Highway in Queensland
Click here for the continuation of National Highway 39 between Coonabarabran and Moree

1 Roads and Traffic Authority, Schedule of Classified Roads and State & Regional Roads, 31 January 2011
2 Roads and Traffic Authority, Road Projects, Western Region, Newell Highway
3 Department of Main Roads, Main Roads of New South Wales brochure
4 Department of Main Roads, The Roadmakers, A History of Main Roads in New South Wales, ISBN0 7240 0439 4
5 Roads & Traffic Authority, Rules & Regulations, Newell Highway Reduced Speed Limit
6 Roads & Traffic Authority, Projects, Western Region, Moree Town Centre Bypass

Last updated: 09-Sep-2020 0:55

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