Road Photos & Information: New South Wales
Old Pacific Highway, Riou Street, Donnison Street, Mann Street, Pacific Highway & Central Coast Highway (State Route 83) - Kariong To Ourimbah (Decommissioned)

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State Route 83 is the former National Route 1 from Hornsby in Sydney's northern suburbs to San Remo near Doyalson on the NSW Central Coast, tracing the pre-1960's route from Sydney to Newcastle. The Sydney to Gosford segment now forms an alternative / scenic route to the Sydney-Newcastle Freeway between Wahroonga and Calga.

The route varies from multi-lane suburban arterial, both divided and undivided, and single carriageway rural highway standard. The route features the striking Peats Ferry Bridge at Brooklyn, which crosses a wide section of the Hawkesbury River.

History:

Ourimbah to Kariong   Kariong To Ourimbah
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Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign at Ourimbah, August 2011.

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  Distance Sign:
Tourism orientated distance sign on Central Coast Hwy at Kariong. March 2007.

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Advance Directional Sign:
ID signs being used as AD signs approaching Palmdale Rd at Ourimbah, August 2011.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
Diagrammatic AD sign at Kariong approaching for the junctions with Curinga Road and Woy Woy Road. March 2007.

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Palmdale Road:
Corner of Pacific Hwy (SR83) and Palmdale Rd, Ourimbah, August 2011.

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  Descending Kariong Hill:
The beginning of the descent of Kariong Hill. March 2007.

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Entering Ourimbah:
Pacific Hwy (SR83) as it enters the suburb of Ourimbah, August 2011. This section of road was once 2 lanes in each direction.

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  Kariong Hill:
Typical conditions along Central Coast Hwy (formerly Pacific Hwy) at Kariong. March 2007.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Burns Rd at Ourimbah, August 2011. Note the missing route number, this is due to sign replacement in preparation for decommissioning of SR83 as part of the alphanumeric route numbering rollout.

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  Kariong Hill:
Typical conditions along Central Coast Hwy (formerly Pacific Hwy) at West Gosford. March 2007.

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Burns Road:
Corner of Pacific Hwy (SR83) and Burns Rd, Ourimbah, August 2011. This section of road was once 2 lanes in each direction.

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  Kariong Hill:
Typical conditions along Central Coast Hwy (formerly Pacific Hwy) at West Gosford. March 2007. Note the large rock cuttings

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching the interchange with Sydney-Newcastle Fwy (NH1) at Ourimbah, August 2011. SR83 turns left at this location. Note the missing route number, this is due to sign replacement in preparation for decommissioning of SR83 as part of the alphanumeric route numbering rollout.

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  Kariong Hill:
Typical conditions along Central Coast Hwy (formerly Pacific Hwy) at West Gosford. March 2007. Note the large rock cuttings.

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Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign at Ourimbah, August 2011. Note the missing route number, this is due to sign replacement in preparation for decommissioning of SR83 as part of the alphanumeric route numbering rollout.

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  Emergency Stopping Bed Sign:
The final section of the descent into West Gosford features a special gravel stopping bed on each side of the carriageway. March 2007.

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Yates Road & Ourimbah Creek Road:
Corner of Pacific Hwy (SR83), Yates Rd and Ourimbah Ck Rd at Ourimbah, August 2011.

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  West Gosford:
Central Coast Hwy as it enters the suburban area of West Gosford. March 2007.

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Ourimbah:
Pacific Hwy (SR83) as it passes through the suburb of Ourimbah, August 2011.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign for the intersections of Brisbane Water Drive and Manns Road in West Gosford. March 2007.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Narara approaching Manns Rd, August 2011.

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  Central Coast Hwy, West Gosford:
Typical conditions through West Gosford, as the Central Coast Hwy crosses Narara Ck. March 2007.

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Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign on the roundabout with Manns Rd at Narara, August 2011.

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  Distance Sign:
RD sign at West Gosford, heading east. March 2007.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching the roundabout with Pemell St and Henry Parry Dr at Wyoming, August 2011. Note the missing route number, this is due to sign replacement in preparation for decommissioning of SR83 as part of the alphanumeric route numbering rollout.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at West Gosford as you approach the interchange with Riou St (SR83) March 2007.

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Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign on the roundabout with Pemell St and Henry Parry Dr at Wyoming, August 2011.

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  Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign near Moore St at West Gosford for the Riou St (SR83) interchange, March 2007.

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Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign at Wyoming, August 2011.

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  Riou Street:
Riou St (SR83) at Gosford. March 2007.

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North Gosford:
Pacific Hwy (SR83) as it enters the suburb of North Gosford, August 2011.

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  AD sign:
Advance directional sign on Donnison Road (SR83) intended for westbound traffic approaching the Riou St (SR83) and Showground Rd intersection. March 2007.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at North Gosford approaching Etna St and Racecourse Rd, August 2011.

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  Mann Street:
Mann Street in the Gosford CBD also forms part of SR83. March 2007.

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Gosford CBD:
Pacific Hwy (Mann St) (SR83) as it passes through the Gosford town centre, August 2011.

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  Mann St:
Typical conditions of SR83 in the Gosford area. March 2007. Note the unusual white on blue colour combination for the speed camera sign, these are usually blue on white.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Gosford approaching Donnison St West and Showground Rd, August 2011.

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  Distance Sign:
RD sign as you leave the Gosford area. March 2007.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Central Coast Hwy (SR83) at West Gosford approaching Brisbane Water Dr and Manns Rd, August 2011.

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  Typical Conditions:
Pacific Hwy as it makes its way through North Gosford. March 2007.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Central Coast Hwy (SR83) at West Gosford approaching Brisbane Water Dr, August 2011.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Wyoming approaching the roundabout with Henry Parry Drive. March 2007.

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Brisbane Water Drive:
Corner of Central Coast Hwy (SR83) and Brisbane Water Dr at West Gosford, August 2011.

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  Distance Sign:
RD sign near Kinarra Av at Wyoming, near the Wyoming Shopping Centre. March 2007.

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Mount Penang:
Southbound carriageway up Mount Penang at West Gosford, August 2011. This was originally a 2-way carriageway and the main route between Sydney and Gosford.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Narara approaching the roundabout with Manns Road. March 2007.

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Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign at Kariong, August 2011.

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  Entering Narara:
Sign indicating the suburb of Narara. March 2007.

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Wisemans Ferry Road & Sydney-Newcastle Freeway:
Central Coast Hwy (SR83) at the junction with Wisemans Ferry Rd (SR83) and the ramps to and from Sydney-Newcastle Fwy (NH1) at Kariong, August 2011. Note the missing route number, this is due to sign replacement in preparation for decommissioning of SR83 as part of the alphanumeric route numbering rollout.

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  Typical Conditions:
Image showing the standard of the Pacific Hwy through the Narara area. March 2007.

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      Approaching Prings Road:
Warning sign for the Prings Road intersection at Niagara Park. Prings Road enters a small industrial area there. March 2007.

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      Entering Lisarow:
Pacific Hwy as it passes Lisarow railway station. March 2007.

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      Typical Conditions:
Photo of Pacific Hwy as it passes through the Lisarow area. March 2007.

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      Ourimbah Town Centre:
Pacific Hwy as it passes through Ourimbah town centre. March 2007.

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      Advance Directional Sign:
Fingerboard assembly approaching Ourimbah Ck Rd at Ourimbah. March 2007.

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      Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching the roundabout with interchange with Sydney-Newcastle Fwy (NH1) at Ourimbah. SR83 turns right here and the TD2 duplex also starts at this junction. March 2007.

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      Sydney-Newcastle Freeway Interchange:
Corner of Pacific Hwy (SR83) and the interchange with Sydney-Newcastle Fwy (NH1) at Ourimbah. March 2007.

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      Dual Carriagway Section:
Pacific Highway after the Sydney-Newcastle Fwy interchange at Ourimbah. This section of the highway was once striped at 2 lanes each way, and was a break in the Sydney-Newcastle Fwy, prior to the Ourimbah Interchange being built in the 1990s. March 2007.

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Click here for the continuation of SR83 between Ourimbah and San Remo
Click here for the continuation of SR83 between Kariong to Hawkesbury River

1 Roads & Traffic Authority, Schedule of Classified Roads (Version 2008)
2 Sam Laybutt (Ozroads)
3 Department of Main Roads, The Roadmakers
4 Department of Main Roads, Annual Report, 1956
5 NSW State Coroner's Office, Inquest touching the death of Adam Holt, Roslyn Bragg, Travis Bragg, Madison Holt and Jasmine Holt.

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