Decommissioned Alternative National Route 1
  Tyrendarra to Heywood
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Intersection Direction sign on Princes Highway before Ettrick - Tyrendarra Road in Tyrendarra.
May 1997. Photo courtesy VicRoads.

 
     
     
 

Designated Names

Name List - Column 1 & 2

Successive Route Number

Column 3

Ettrick - Tyrendarra Road Princes Highway West, Tyrendarra - Woolsthorpe - Heywood Road, Homerton C191
Woolsthorpe - Heywood Road Ettrick - Tyrendarra Road, Homerton - Princes Highway West, Heywood C176 / C191

Distance

in Kilometres

22

Northern Terminus

Princes Highway West, Heywood

Southern Terminus

Princes Highway West, Tyrendarra

Lifespan

1986(?) - 1997

 
     
     
  This incarnation of Alternative National Route 1 (ALT NR1) in South Western Victoria ran between Tyrendarra and Heywood, bypassing National Route 1 (Princes Highway West) as it headed towards Portland. This route was haphazardly signed, and it did not appear in any mapping publications during its lifetime.

Estimates put the introduction of ALT NR1 around 1986, coinciding with the introduction of the State Route Numbering System in regional Victoria and with the major signage upgrade program in south western Victoria. Signage along the route confirms this, as the older 1970’s black signs did not have ALT NR1 shields. Even with the late 1980’s signage, only a handful of those actually included an ALT NR1 shield (though some of those signs that had no shield had the space for one).

By 1998, the route was replaced by C191, with C176 co-signed along Woolsthorpe - Heywood Road. It appears C191 was signed along Woolsthorpe - Heywood Road (forming the unusual duplex with C176) to create a continuous route between Heywood and Tyrendarra, in the same way ALT NR1 did.
 
     
     
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Intersection Direction sign (ID) on Princes Highway before Ettrick - Tyrendarra Road in Tyrendarra.
May 1997. Photo courtesy of Doug Blackwell, VicRoads.
ID facing Ettrick - Tyrendarra Road.
May 1997. Photo courtesy of Doug Blackwell, VicRoads.
Advance Direction sign (AD) southbound on Ettrick - Tyrendarra Road before Princes Highway (the then National Route 1 / State Route 100).
May 1997. Photo courtesy of Doug Blackwell, VicRoads.

Top: AD before Ettrick - Tyrendarra Road on Princes Highway. Note pre-emptive State Route 107 shield and no ALT NR1 shield.
May 1997. Photo courtesy of Doug Blackwell, VicRoads.

Bottom: Reassurance Direction sign (RD) eastbound from Ettrick - Tyrendarra Road.
May 1997. Photo courtesy of Doug Blackwell, VicRoads.

RD westbound from Ettrick - Tyrendarra Road.
May 1997. Photo courtesy of Doug Blackwell, VicRoads.
AD northbound on Ettrick - Tyrendarra Road before Woolsthorpe - Heywood Road. No shield on this sign.
April 1997. Photo courtesy of Doug Blackwell, VicRoads.
ID at Ettrick - Tyrendarra Road / Woolsthorpe - Heywood Road intersection. Again no ALT NR1 shield, though there is adequate space for it.
April 1997. Photo courtesy of Doug Blackwell, VicRoads.
Top: AD westbound Woolsthorpe - Heywood Road before Ettrick - Tyrendarra Road.
Bottom: ID at the intersection.
April
1997. Photos courtesy of Doug Blackwell, VicRoads.
Top: AD southbound on Ettrick - Tyrendarra Road before Woolsthorpe - Heywood Road.
Bottom: ID at the intersection.
April
1997. Photos courtesy of Doug Blackwell, VicRoads.
Top: AD eastbound on Woolsthorpe - Heywood Road before Ettrick - Condah Road .
Bottom: AD at the intersection.
April
1997. Photos courtesy of Doug Blackwell, VicRoads.
AD southbound on Princes Highway in Heywood.
April 1997. Photo courtesy of Doug Blackwell, VicRoads.
AD on Woolsthorpe - Heywood Road before Princes Highway .
April 1997. Photo courtesy of Doug Blackwell, VicRoads.
ID southbound on Princes Highway in Heywood.
April 1997. Photo courtesy of Doug Blackwell, VicRoads.
ID northbound on Princes Highway in Heywood. Note the space for a shield.
April 1997. Photo courtesy of Doug Blackwell, VicRoads.
ID facing Woolsthorpe - Heywood Road in Heywood.
April 1997. Photo courtesy of Doug Blackwell, VicRoads.
RD southbound from Woolsthorpe - Heywood Road.
April 1997. Photo courtesy of Doug Blackwell, VicRoads.
 
     
     
  Further Reading  
  National Route 1 - Princes Highway West
State Route 100
C176
C191
A1 - Princes Highway West
 
     
 
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