Road Photos & Information: New South Wales
Route Number   Mid Western Highway (National Route 24) - Bathurst to Carcoar (Decommissioned)

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General Information:

Located in Country NSW, and passing through historic farming country, the Mid Western Highway is the most direct route between Sydney or Brisbane and Adelaide, and consists of mainly two-lane rural highway standard.

History:
Carcoar to Bathurst   Bathurst to Carcoar
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Errowanbang Road:
Corner of Mid Western Hwy (NR24) and Errowanbang Rd at Carcoar, December 2012.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Great Western Hwy (NR32) approaching Mitchell Hwy (NR32), Mid Western Hwy (NR24) and Brilliant St in Bathurst, December 2012.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign combining services and toursim elements approaching Icely St, Carcoar, December 2012.

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  Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign at the roundabout with Mitchell Hwy (NR32), Great Western Hwy (NR32) and Brilliant St in Bathurst, December 2012.

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Belubula River:
Mid Western Hwy (NR24) as it crosses Belubula River at Carcoar, December 2012.

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  Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign on Mid Western Hwy (NR24) at Bathurst, December 2012.

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Entering Caroar:
Mid Western Hwy (NR24) as it enters the town of Carcoar, December 2012.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Boundary Rd at Bathurst, December 2012.

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Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign at the junction with Icely St, Carcoar, December 2012.

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  Slow Vehicle Lane Ahead Sign:
Sign indicating distance to slow vehicle lane, Bathampton, December 2012.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Carcoar Dam Rd on the outskirts of Blayney, December 2012.

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  Steep Climb Sign:
Sign warning of steep climb, Fitzgeralds Mount, December 2012.

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Carcoar Dam Road:
Mid Western Hwy (NR24) at the junction with Carcoar Dam Rd at Blayney, December 2012.

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  Slow Vehicle Lane Ahead:
Sign approaching slow vehicle lane at Fitzgerald Mount, December 2012.

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Blayney:
Mid Western Hwy (NR24) as it enters the town of Blayney, December 2012.

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  Divided Road:
Mid Western Hwy (NR24) briefly splits for the climb up Fitzgerald Mount, December 2012.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Hobbys Yards Rd at Blayney, December 2012.

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  Fitzgeralds Mount:
Mid Western Hwy (NR24) at Fitzgeralds Mount, December 2012.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Burns St in Blayney town centre, December 2012.

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  Entering Kings Plains:
Mid Western Hwy (NR24) as it enters the bypassed village of Kings Plains, December 2012.

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Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign assembly at the Burns St junction in Blayney, December 2012.

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  Walkom Road:
Corner of Mid Western Hwy (NR24) and Walkom Rd (former highway) at Kings Plains, December 2012.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Church St in Blayney, December 2012.

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  Kings Plains:
Mid Western Hwy (NR24) as it winds its way through Kings Plains, December 2012.

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Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign at Burns St junction in Blayney, December 2012.

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  Belubula River:
Traveling southwest at Blayney over Pattersons Bridge, December 2012. Click here for a photo from February 2007 by David Whiteman of the previous bridge.

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Advance Directional Sign:
Council designed AD sign for Marshalls Ln, located near Adelaide St Nth and Maria St in Blayney, December 2012.

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  Guyong Road Junction:
Heading southwest at Blayney, December 2012.

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Intersection Directional Sign:
AD style sign acting as an ID sign near Maria St and Adelaide St Nth in Blayney, December 2012.

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  AD Sign:
Council designed AD sign for local saleyards and industrial area. Looking southwest at Blayney, December 2012.

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Distance Sign:
Reassurance directional sign as Mid Western Hwy (NR24) leaves Blayney town centre, December 2012.

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  Marshalls Lane:
Corner of Mid Western Hwy (NR24) and Marshalls Ln at Blayney, December 2012.

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Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign at the junction with Marshalls Ln at Blayney, December 2012.

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  Level Crossing:
Mid Western Hwy (NR24) as it crosses the railway line into the CBD of Blayney (Adelaide Street), December 2012. Click here for a photo from February 2007 by David Whiteman of this location.

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Guyong Road:
Corner of Mid Western Hwy (NR24) and Guyong Rd at Blayney, December 2012.

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  Blayney Town Centre:
Mid Western Hwy (NR24) near Ogilvy St in Blayney, December 2012.

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Belubula River:
Mid Western Hwy (NR24) crosses the Belubula River via Pattersons Bridge at Blayney, December 2012.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Church St in Blayney, December 2012.

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Kings Plains:
Mid Western Hwy (NR24) as it enters the village of Kings Plains, December 2012.

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  Burns Street:
Corner of Mid Western Hwy (NR24) (Adelaide St) and Burns St in Blayney, December 2012.

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Walkom Road:
Corner of Mid Western Hwy (NR24) and Walkom Rd in Kings Plains, December 2012. Walkom Rd is the former highway alignment through this area.

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  tn_200702_05_blayney_hobbysyardsrd.jpg AD Sign:
Badly coverplated AD sign approaching Hobby's Yards Road at Blayney, February 2007.

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Walkom Road:
Corner of Mid Western Hwy (NR24) and Walkom Rd at Kings Plains, December 2012.

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  tn_200702_06_blayney_hobbysyardsrd.jpg ID Sign:
Sign assembly on the corner of Adelaide Street and Hobby's Yards Road in Blayney, February 2007.

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Fitzgeralds Mount:
Mid Western Hwy (NR24) at Fitzgeralds Mount, December 2012.

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  tn_200702_07_blayney.jpg Distance Sign:
RD sign on the edge of Blayney as you head southwest, February 2007.

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Ice Warning & Steep Descent Signs:
Ice and steep descent warning signs as Mid Western Hwy (NR24) descends Fitzgeralds Mount, December 2012.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Carcoar Dam Rd, Blayney, December 2012.

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Wet Road Warning Sign:
Wet road warning sign as Mid Western Hwy (NR24) descends Fitzgeralds Mount, December 2012.

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  Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign assembly at the corner of Mid Western Hwy (NR24) and Carcoar Dam Rd at Blayney, December 2012.

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Descending Fitzgeralds Mount:
Low gear signage as Mid Western Hwy (NR24) descents Fitzgeralds Mount, December 2012.

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  Alphanumeric ID Sign:
Intersection directional sign with alphanumeric route number facing Carcoar Dam Rd at Blayney, December 2012.

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Heavy Vehicle Speed Limit:
40 km/h speed limit for buses and trucks as Mid Western Hwy (NR24) descents Fitzgeralds Mount, December 2012.

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  Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign at the corner of Mid Western Hwy (NR24) and Icley St in Carcoar, December 2012.

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Descending Fitzgerald Mount:
Mid Western Hwy (NR24) as it makes its way down Fitzgeralds Mount, December 2012.

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  tn_201212_26_carcoar_belubulariver.jpg Belubula River:
Mid Western Hwy (NR24) crossing the Belubula River at Carcoar, December 2012.

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Divided Road:
Mid Western Hwy (NR24) briefly becomes divided as it decends Fitzgeralds Mount, December 2012.

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  tn_200702_08_carcoar_errowanbangrd.jpg Unusual Warning Sign:
Oddly designed warning sign for the intersection of the Mid Western Highway and Errowanbang Road at Carcoar, February 2007.

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Divided Road:
Divided roadway and turn rollover risk warning signs at Fitzgerald Mount, December 2012.

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  Errowanbang Road:
Corner of Mid Western Hwy (NR24) and Errowanbang Rd in Carcoar, December 2012.

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End Low Gear Area:
Sign indicating the end of low gear requirements for heavy vehicles at Fitzgerald Mount, December 2012.

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End Heavy Vehicle Speed Limit:
Signs at Fitzgerald Mount indiciating the end of special heavy vehicle speed limit, December 2012.

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Entering Evans Plains:
Mid Western Hwy (NR24) as it enters Evans Plains, December 2012.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Boundary Rd, Bathurst, December 2012.

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Boundary Road:
Corner of Mid Western Hwy (NR24) and Boundary Rd in Bathurst, December 2012.

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Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign at the junction with Browning St, Bathurst, December 2012.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Brilliant St, Great Western Hwy (NR32) and Mitchell Hwy (NR32) at Bathurst, December 2012.

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End National Route 24:
The eastern terminus of NR24 - the roundabout with Brilliant St, Great Western Hwy (NR32) and Mitchell Hwy (NR32) at Bathurst, December 2012.

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Click here for the continuation of NR24 between Carcoar and West Wyalong

1 Schedule of Classified Roads (and unclassified Regional Roads), 25 February 2008
2 Journal of Department of Main Roads New South Wales, Extract from September 1958 issue of "Main Roads"
3 The Sydney Morning Herald, Apr 5, 1973
4 Historic Properties For Sale or Lease, Bridge Tearooms
5 Parliament of New South Wales, Hansard & Papers, Legislative Council, Bathurst Electorate Roadworks No. 58, 19 October 1995
6 Roads & Traffic Authority, Road Activity Update - Western NSW, February 2003
7 Roads & Traffic Authority, Road Activity Update - Western NSW, June 2003

Last updated: 16-Nov-2013 18:40

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