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

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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:

Oatlands to Hobart   Hobart to Oatlands
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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Midland Hwy (NH1) approaching Harbachs Rd at Dysart, December 2010.

Image © Peter Renshaw

  Old State Route 1 Remnant:
State Route 1 shield, northbound on Brooker Avenue, approaching Burnett Street in North Hobart. July 2007.

Image © Peter Renshaw

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Midland Hwy (NH1) at Brighton, approaching Brighton Rd (C195), December 2010.

Image © Peter Renshaw

  Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign at the corner of Elwood Rd and Brooker Hwy (NH1) at Glenorchy, October 2013.

Image © Mick Jeffery

Brighton Road Interchange:
Midland Hwy (NH1) at Brighton Rd (C195) interchange, Brighton, December 2010.

Image © Peter Renshaw

  East Derwent Highway:
Midland Hwy (NH1) at Bridgewater at the East Derwent Hwy (B32) junction, December 2010.

Image © Peter Renshaw

Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign at Bridgewater near East Derwent Hwy (B32), December 2010.

Image © Peter Renshaw

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Midland Hwy (NH1) at Bridgewater approaching Welly Park Rd interchange, December 2010.

Image © Peter Renshaw

Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign at the corner of Brooker Hwy (NH1) and Elwick Rd at Glenorchy, October 2013.

Image © Mick Jeffery

  Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign at Brighton, December 2010.

Image © Peter Renshaw

Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign at the corner of Brooker Hwy (NH1) and Goodwood Rd at Goodwood, October 2013.

Image © Mick Jeffery

  Brighton:
Midland Hwy (NH1) as it passes through Brighton, December 2010.

Image © Peter Renshaw

Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign at the Renfrew Circle and Howard Road roundabout in Goodwood, October 2013.

Image © Mick Jeffery

  Advance directional Sign:
AD sign on Midland Hwy (NH1) approaching Clifton Vale Rd (C185) at Dysart, December 2010.

Image © Peter Renshaw

Reassurance DIrectional Sign:
Distance sign at Goodwood, October 2013.

Image © Mick Jeffery

     
Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Lampton Av in Derwent Park, October 2013.

Image © Mick Jeffery

     
Supplementary Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign for Lampton Av in Derwent Park, October 2013.

Image © Mick Jeffery

     
Supplementary Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign for Lampton Av in Derwent Park, October 2013.

Image © Mick Jeffery

     
Derwent Park Road:
ID sign at the Derwent Park Rd junction in Derwent Park, October 2013.

Image © Mick Jeffery

     
Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Ashbolt Cr and Bowen Rd, Lutana, October 2013.

Image © Mick Jeffery

     
Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at New Town approaching Domain Hwy (B36), October 2013.

Image © Mick Jeffery

     
Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at New Town approaching Domain Hwy (B36), October 2013.

Image © Mick Jeffery

     
Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign at New Town approaching Domain Hwy (B36), October 2013.

Image © Mick Jeffery

     
Click here for the continuation of NH1 between Launceston and Oatlands

Last updated: 10-Feb-2019 12:26

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