Road Photos & Information: New South Wales
East Market Street, Lennox Street, Blacktown Road, Richmond Road, Rooty Hill Road North, Woodstock Avenue, Phillip Parkway, Eastern Road, Rooty Hill Road South, Wallgrove Road & Elizabeth Drive (State Route 61) (Decommissioned)


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State Route 61 was a cross-city route linking the semi-rural northwestern suburbs of Sydney with the urban centre of Liverpool. The route also connected a number of significant suburbs including Mt Druitt and Blacktown.

The route was a mix of urban arterial road (divided and undivided) and rural standard road and has since been supplanted by Westlink M7 for a significant part of its length. The route was constructed as part of a strategic defence road network system during World War 2.

Elizabeth Drive:

Elizabeth Drive had at least two changes of name. It was originally called Orphan School Road as it ran from the Orphan School in what is now Bonnyrigg, to Mulgoa. The name was later changed to the Mulgoa Road and then in honour of the visit of Queen Elizabeth II to the area it was changed to Elizabeth Drive. It was originally a 'corduroy' road, made from round logs.

Multiplexes along the route include:


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Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign on Wallgrove Rd at Eastern Creek, April 2006.

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Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign at Horsley Park approaching The Horsley Dr, April 2006.

Image © Paul Rands

Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign on Wallgrove Rd at Horsley Park, April 2006.

Image © Paul Rands

1 Sam Laybutt (Ozroads)
2 Roads and Traffic Authority, Schedule of Classified Roads (and unclassified Regional Roads)
3 Sydney Morning Herald, Windsor, Page 3, 23 Dec 1870
4 Western Sydney Libraries, Water's Edge, Blacktown
5 Roads Australia, M7 Westlink

Last updated: 27-Jan-2020 20:24

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