State Route 181
  Bass Hwy
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Eastbound on Bass Highway from Wonthaggi.
Photo courtesy Sam Laybutt. July 2005.
   
   
 

Designated Names
Name List - Column 1 & 2
Current Route Number (Post 1998)

Column 3

Bass Highway South Gippsland Highway, Lang Lang - South Gippsland Highway, Leongatha M420, A420, B460

Distance

in Kilometres

87

Western Terminus

South Gippsland Highway, Lang Lang

Eastern Terminus

South Gippsland Highway, Leongatha

Lifespan

1986 - 1998

   
   
  State Route 181 stretched the entire distance of the Bass Highway along the Bass Strait coast. The route services tourist regions such as Phillip Island and Inverloch as well as the coal mining town of Wonthaggi.

When the final section of Bass Hwy between Inverloch and Leongatha was proclaimed as a state highway in 1990, SR181 was appriopriately extended from the intersection with Inverloch - Venus Bay Road to the South Gippsland Highway in Leongatha.


The majority of the Bass Hwy is two-lane single carriageway, with dual carriageways north of Grantville.


In 1998, the entire route was replaced by M420, A420 and B460 in the Statewide Route Numbering Scheme.
   
 

Further Reading

M420
A420

B460

   
   
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  Photos
   
 

Eastbound on Bass Highway near Kilcunda.
July 2005.
Remnant trailblazer at White Rd in Wonthaggi.
July 2005.
Remnant trailblazer at Sth Dudley Road in Wonthaggi.
Photo courtesy Sam Laybutt. July 2005.
Remnant trailblazer at Densley Rd.
July 2005.
Bass Highway eastbound through Wonthaggi.
Photo courtesy Sam Laybutt. July 2005.
Eastbound on Bass Highway from Wonthaggi.
Photo courtesy Sam Laybutt. July 2005.
Northbound on Bass Highway from Inverlock.
Photo courtesy Sam Laybutt. July 2005.
   
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