Road Photos & Information: New South Wales
A48   Illawarra highway (A48)


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The Illawarra Highway is a key link in the state's road network, connecting the Illawarra with the Southern Highlands, the Hume Highway and via the Hume Highway: Melbourne and southwestern New South Wales.

Consisting mostly of single carriageway undivided road, the route traverses Macquarie Pass, which is a narrow and windy section of road built to climb the Illawarra Escarpment. The route primarily services small rural and semi-rural communities.

Multiplexes along the route include:


1 Roads & Traffic Authority, Schedule of Classified Roads and State & Regional Roads, 31 January 2011
2 Sydney Morning Herald, 17 October 1936, Page 15.
3 Parliament of New South Wales, Hansard & Papers, Legislative Assembly, Questions, 9329 - Macquarie Pass
4 Roads and Maritime Services, Media Releases, Vehicle Activated Signs For Moss Vale Road, Macquarie Pass And Jamberoo Mountain Road, 17 July 2012
5 Roads & Maritime Services, Media Releases, Motorists encouraged to slow down on Illawarra Highway at Tullimbar, 30 October 2015
6 Roads & Maritime Services, Media Releases, Safety to be improved for motorists on Macquarie Pass, 12 July 2017
7 Roads & Maritime Services, Media Releases, Safety improvements on the way along the Illawarra Highway, 14 May 2018
8 Roads & Maritime Services, Media Releases, Shovels out for work on Illawarra and Hume Highways interchange, 1 May 2018

Last updated: 02-Jan-2019 20:07

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