Road Photos & Information: New South Wales
Route Number   Castlereagh Highway (National Route 55) (Decommissioned)

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General Information:

National Route 55 is a rural highway linking the New South Wales western plains with southern Queensland. The road is undivided along its entire length.

The highway named after the Castlereagh River, which runs parallel with the highway.

Multiplexes along the route include:

History:

Gilgandra to QLD Border   Qld Border to Gilgandra
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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Oxley Hwy (NR34) approaching Castlereagh Hwy (NR55) at Gilgandra, November 2010.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Advance Directional Sign:
Alphanumeric AD sign on Bill O'Brien Wa approaching Castlereagh Hwy (NR55) at Lightning Ridge, October 2005.

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Black Intersection Directional Sign:
Black ID sign on the corner of Oxley Hwy (NR34) and Castlereagh Hwy (NR55) at Gilgandra, May 2005.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Intersection Directional Sign:
ID signs facing Bill O'Brien Way at Lightning Ridge, October 2005. Note the wrong SR shield on the top sign and the alphanumeric route number on the bottom sign.

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Gilgandra CBD:
Castlereagh Hwy (NR55) as it passes through the Gilgandra CBD, July 2006.

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  110km/h Zone:
The 110 km/h zone along Castlereagh Hwy (NR55) at Lightning Ridge, October 2005.

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Black Distance Sign:
Black reassurance directional sign as the Castlereagh Hwy (NR55) leaves Gilgandra, July 2006.

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  Distance Sign:
Alphanumeric RD sign as the Castlereagh Hwy (NR55) leaves Lightning Ridge), July 2009.

Image © Richard Wardle

Alphanumeric Advance Directional Sign:
Alphanumeric AD sign on Kamilaroi Hwy (NR37) approaching Castlereagh Hwy (NR55) and Wee Waa St at Walgett, July 2009.

Image © Richard Wardle

  Dust Sign:
Sign requesting truck drivers to stop at the bay beyond the sign to drop dust from their vehicles before entering the town centre, Walgett, October 2010.

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Alphanumeric Distance Sign:
Alphanumeric RD sign on the NR37 / NR55 duplex at Walgett, October 2010.

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  Intersection Directional Sign:
Alphanumeric ID sign on the corner of Castlereagh Hwy (NR55) and Kamilaroi Hwy (NR37) in Walgett town centre, July 2009. The NR37 duplex ends at this junction.

Image © Richard Wardle

Horses Sign:
Sign that is common to the more isolated areas of the state asking motorists to stop and wait for horses if on the bridge, Namoi River at Walgett, October 2010.

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  Black Advance Directional Sign:
Black AD sign on Oxley Hwy (NR34) approaching Castlereagh Hwy (Miller St) at Gilgandra. May 2005.

Image © Rob Tilley

Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign assembly at the end of the NR37 duplex in Walgett, October 2010. NR55 continues straight ahead at this junction. Note the missing NR37 shield.

Image © Paul Rands

  Black Intersection Directional Sign:
Signage on the junction with the Castlereagh & Oxley Highways at Gilgandra. May 2005.

Image © Rob Tilley

Distance Sign:
RD sign as Castlereagh Hwy (NR55) leaves Walgett, October 2005.

Image © Paul Rands

  Gilgandra:
Castlereagh Hwy (NR55) as it passes through the town of Gilgandra, April 2012 .

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Barwon River:
Castlereagh Hwy (NR55) as it crosses the Barwon River near Walgett, October 2005.

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  Black Advance Directional Sign:
Black AD sign on Castlereagh Hwy (Miller St) (NR55) approaching the Oxley Highway (Warren Rd) (NR34) at Gilgandra. May 2005.

Image © Rob Tilley

Black Advance Directional Sign:
Black AD sign on Castlereagh Hwy (NR55) approaching Gwydir Hwy (NR38), October 2005.

Image © Paul Rands

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Castlereagh Hwy (Miller St) (NR55) approaching the Oxley Highway (Warren Rd) (NR34) at Gilgandra. April 2012. Click here for a photo by Rob Tilley from May 2005.

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Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign on Castlereagh Hwy (NR55) approaching Bill O'Brien Way at Lightning Ridge, October 2005.

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  Intersection Directional Sign:
Signage on the junction with the Castlereagh & Oxley Highways at Gilgandra. April 2012. Click here for a photo by Rob Tilley from May 2005.

Image © Paul Rands

Advance Directional Sign:
Alphanumeric AD sign on Castlereagh Hwy (NR55) approaching Bill O'Brien Way at Lightning Ridge, July 2009.

Image © Richard Wardle

     
Distance Sign:
Alphanumeric RD sign as the Castlereagh Hwy (NR55) leaves Lightning Ridge, October 2005.

Image © Paul Rands

     
No Fuel next 63km:
Sign on Castlereagh Hwy (NR55) at Lightning Ridge indicating distance to the next available fuel, October 2005.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Angledool approaching Goodooga Rd, October 2005.

Image © Paul Rands

     
NSW-QLD Border:
Castlereagh Hwy (NR55) at the border with Queensland, October 2005. NR55 ends here and becomes A55.

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Click here for the continuation of Castlereagh Highway as A55 in Queensland
Click here for the continuation of Castlereagh Highway as SR86 in New South Wales

1 Roads and Traffic Authority, Schedule of Classified Roads and State & Regional Roads, 31 January 2011
2 Department of Main Roads, The Roadmakers, A History of Main Roads in New South Wales, ISBN 0 7240 0439 4

Last updated: 04-Nov-2018 22:49

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