Road Photos & Information: Australian Capital Territory
  Barton Highway (National Highway 25)


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The Barton Highway, National Highway 25, is a short highway connecting Canberra to the Hume Highway at Yass, and it is part of the route from Melbourne to Canberra

Most roads connecting to the Barton Highway are at-grade intersections (using standard junctions, signals or roundabouts), with the exception of Gunghalin Drive, which features a full grade separated interchange, as part of the greater Gungahlin Drive Extension.

The Barton Highway is named after Australia's first Prime Minister, Sir Edmund Barton, who served between 1901 and 1903. He was also a barrister and Member of the New South Wales Parliament and one of the leading workers for Federation, serving on the Committee which prepared the draft for the Constitution. He resigned from Parliament in 1903 to become the Senior Puisne Judge of the newly constituted High Court of Australia. 1


1 ACT Planning & Land Authority, Place Name Search, Barton Highway
2 Legislative Assembly for the ACT, Standing Committee for the Environment, Variation to the Territory Plan No .224, May 2004
3 ACT Department of Urban Services, Annual Report, 2002-03

Last updated: 03-Dec-2019 13:33

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