Road Photos & Information: Tasmania
  Brooker Highway, Midland Highway & Bass Highway (National Highway 1) - Launceston to Oatlands

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Highway 1 is a circumferential route right around Australia, but there is also a small segment located in Tasmania, which more or less travels down the centre of the state. In Tasmania, National Highway 1 is made up of the Brooker Highway between Granton and Hobart, the Midland Highway between Granton and Launceston, and also the Bass Highway between Burnie and Launceston.

The occurence of NH1 is a bit of an anomoly and stands out compared to all other routes in the state being alpha-numeric. In the late 1970s when the Tasmanian authorities decided to introduce an alphanumeric numbering system (the first Australian state to do so), the Federal Government who funded National Highways, stopped the Tasmanian government from allocating an alphanumeric number to the route.

From Launceston, the Midland Hwy passes through Perth, Epping Forest, Campbell Town, Ross, Oatlands, Bagdad, Brighton, Bridgewater and into Hobart.

The Midland Highway's highest elevation along its length is 493m and the lowest point is at -0.495m.

The Midland Highway connects with the Bass Highway, the Domain Highway, the East Derwent Highway, the East Tamar Highway, the Esk Main Road, the Huon Highway Southern Outlet, the Illawarra Road, the Lake Highway, the Lyell Highway, the Mud Walls Road, the Tasman Highway and the West Tamar Highway.

The Brooker Highway is the major arterial route through Hobart's northern suburbs and Hobart's major road connection to the cities and towns of Northern Tasmania.

Suburbs along the route include: Glebe, Lutana, Goodwood, Glenorchy, Montrose, Rosetta, Berriedale, Claremont, Austins Ferry

History:

Launceston To Oatlands   Oatlands to Launceston
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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Brisbane St (A3) in Launceston, July 2018.

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  Intersection Directional Sign :
ID sign facing Chiswick Rd in Ross, October 2013.

Image © Mick Jeffery

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Launceston, approaching York St (A3), July 2018.

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  Black Intersection Directional Sign:
Black ID sign on Hobart Rd, South Launceston, July 2018.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Launceston, approaching York St (A3), July 2018.

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  Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign at the junction with York St (A3) in Launceston, July 2018.

Image © Paul Rands

South Esk River:
Midland Hwy (NH1) as it crosses South Esk River at Perth, July 2018.

Image © Paul Rands

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Brisbane St (A3) in Launceston, July 2018.

Image © Paul Rands

Black Fingerboards :
Black fingerboard assembly on the Midland Hwy (NH1) at the junction with Sorell Springs Rd at Antill Ponds, July 2018. This sign has since been removed due to road upgrades.

Image © Paul Rands

  Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign at the junction with Brisbane St (A3) in Launceston, July 2018.

Image © Paul Rands

Click here for the continuation of NH1 between Devonport and Launceston
Click here for the continuation of NH1 between Oatlands and Hobart

Last updated: 10-Nov-2018 18:11

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