The Great Western Highway is a highway in New South Wales, Australia. It runs 210 km from Sydney to Bathurst.
Starting as Broadway at the intersection of City Road (part of the Princes Highway) near the fringe of the Sydney CBD, as Parramatta Road to Parramatta itself, the Great Western Highway heads due west from Parramatta across western metropolitan Sydney to Penrith, where it crosses the Nepean River. It then crosses the Blue Mountains and after crossing Coxs River climbs the Great Dividing Range before dropping into the Macquarie Valley to Bathurst.
It consists of two of Australia's most historic roads - the greater length (other than Railway Square to City Road) of Parramatta Road, and the full length of the Great Western Road, from Parramatta to Bathurst.
Read more about Great Western Highway: History, Route Development, Early Improvements, Early 20th Century Improvements, Upgrading Since World War 2, Duplication and Widening, Current Projects, Future Projects, Route Numbers, Route Number Changes, Names
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