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  Sandy Bay Road, Channel Highway & Southern Outlet (B68)

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Sandy Bay Road is one of the main streets of the central business district of the city of Hobart

The Channel Highway travels south from Hobart To Huonville. The Channel Highway Starts at where Sandy Bay Road ends and travels south toward Huonville. Prior to the construction of the Southern Outlet in the 60s, the Channel Highway was the main route used to access Kingston and other southern towns.

History:

Sandy Bay Road:

Sandy Bay Road was first established as an early track in the colonial period, early in the ninteenth century. Early ninteenth century diagrams and art clearly show the track following along the western shore of the river heading south. It soon became a widened dirt road, befor finally being bitumenised in the early twentieth century. During the period in which trams and trolley buses were operated in Hobart, tramlines and trolley-bus lines ran the length of Sandy Bay Road from the city as far as Lower Sandy Bay.

Channel Highway:

Hobart to Huonville   Huonville to Hobart
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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Southern Outlet (A6) at the Channel Hwy (B68) / Summerleas Rd interchange, Kingston, December 2011.

Image © Peter Renshaw

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Channel Hwy (B68) approaching the roundabout with Southern Outlet (B68), Channel Hwy, Algona Rd and Huntingfield Av at Kingston, December 2011.

Image © Peter Renshaw

Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign on Southern Outlet (B68) at Kingston, December 2011.

Image © Peter Renshaw

  Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign assembly at the roundabout with Channel Hwy, Algona Rd, Huntingfield Av, Channel Hwy (B68) and Southern Outlet at Kingston, December 2011.

Image © Peter Renshaw

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Southern Outlet (B68) approaching the roundabout with Channel Hwy (B68), Channel Hwy (unnumbered), Algona Rd and Huntingfield Av at Kingston, December 2011.

Image © Peter Renshaw

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Channel Hwy (unnumbered) approaching the roundabout with Southern Outlet (B68), Channel Hwy, Algona Rd and Huntingfield Av at Kingston, December 2011.

Image © Peter Renshaw

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Channel Hwy (unnumbered) approaching the roundabout with Channel Hwy (B68), Southern Outlet (B68), Algona Rd and Huntingfield Av at Kingston, December 2011.

Image © Peter Renshaw

  Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign at the roundabout with Channel Hwy, Algona Rd, Huntingfield Av, Channel Hwy (B68) and Southern Outlet at Kingston, December 2011.

Image © Peter Renshaw

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Huntingfield Av approaching the roundabout with Channel Hwy (unnumbered), Channel Hwy (B68), Southern Outlet (B68) and Algona Rd at Kingston, December 2011.

Image © Peter Renshaw

  Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign on Southern Outlet (B68) near Spring Farm Rd at Kingston, December 2011.

Image © Peter Renshaw

      Kingston Bypass:
Looking northeast at the Spring Farm Rd overpass, Kingston, December 2011.

Image © Peter Renshaw

      Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Kingston approaching Summerleas Rd interchange, Kingston, December 2011.

Image © Peter Renshaw

      Summerleas Road:
Southern Outlet (B68) at the interchange with Summerleas Rd, Kingston, December 2011.

Image © Peter Renshaw

      Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign on the Summerleas Rd interchange, Kingston, December 2011.

Image © Peter Renshaw

      Black Advance Directional Sign:
Black AD sign assembly on Channel Hwy approaching Beach Road / Southern Outlet interchange, in Kingston. November 2007.

Image © Peter Renshaw

      Black Advance Directional Sign:
Black AD sign assembly approaching the Channel Hwy and Beach Road from the Southern Outlet interchange, in Kingston. November 2007.

Image © Peter Renshaw

      Old Style Signals:
Older style signals and target boards at the corner of Sandy Bay Rd (B68) and St Georges Tce at Battery Point, August 2006.

Image © Tim Cole

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