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West Gate Fwy / Western Ring Rd Interchange

 

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Abbreviations:

MR

Metropolitan Route
NR National Route
AD Advance Direction Sign
ID Intersectional Direction Sign
RD Reassurance Direction Sign

 

West Gate Fwy - Kororiot Creek Rd
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South-westbound on Princes Highway in 1958. Scanned from Country Roads Board Annual Report 1958 - 1959.

Looking west from Western Ring Rd - Princes Fwy ramp. March 2006

South-westbound on Princes Fwy. January 2005

 

Kororiot Creek Rd (MR35) / Fitzgerald Rd (MR40) Interchange
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Reassurance Directional Sign (RD) southbound from interchange. January 2005

Advance Directional Sign (AD) northbound on Princes Fwy before interchange. December 2004.

RD northbound approaching interchange. December 2004.

ADs at northbound before Fitzgerald / Kororiot Creek Rd exit. December 2004.

Intersection Directional Sign (ID) northbound Fitzgerald / Kororiot Creek Rd. December 2004.

Intersection Directional Sign (ID) northbound after Fitzgerald Rd exit, before Kororiot Creek Rd exit. December 2004.

AD southbound on Fitzgerald Rd before Kororiot Ck Rd. Obvious coverplating of a NR1 shield - which is evident on older signs along the entire length of the Princes Fwy. December 2004.

AD eastbound on Kororiot Ck Rd. December 2004.
ID eastbound on Kororiot Ck Rd. December 2004.

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Newland St / High St Interchange
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AD southbound before at Newland St exit. December 2004.

IDs at Newland St exit. December 2004.

Southbound from Newland St exit. December 2004.
AD northbound before High St. December 2004.

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Point Cook Rd Interchange
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Looking West towards Pt Cook Rd in 1974. Scanned from Country Roads Board Annual Report 1974 - 1975.

IDs southbound at Point Cook Rd exit. January 2005

Southbound at Point Cook Rd exit. January 2005

AD northbound before Point Cook Rd exit. January 2005
IDs (and AD for High St) northbound at Point Cook Rd exit. January 2005
AD northbound on Point Cook Rd before Queen Av / Princes Fwy. Coverplate over NR1 shield by M1. March 2006
Remnant National Route 1 (NR1) and current Metropolitan Route 41 Trailblazer (TB) northbound on Point Cook Rd before Queen Av / Princes Fwy. March 2006
AD northbound on Point Cook Rd before Triholm Av. The citybound access to the freeway from Point Cook Rd is via Aviation Rd, the path is to turn right here (Railway Av) then further at Aviation Rd. March 2006
AD on Railway Av - turn right here at Aviation Rd for Princes Fwy. March 2006
ID at the entrance to Princes Fwy on Aviation Rd. Coverplate over NR1 shield by M1. March 2006
RD southbound after Point Cook Rd. December 2004.

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Forsyth Rd (C701) / Boardwalk Bvd Interchange
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AD southbound before at Forsyth Rd exit. December 2004.

AD southbound before at Forsyth Rd exit. December 2004.

AD southbound before at Forsyth Rd exit. December 2004.

ID southbound at Forsyth Rd exit. December 2004.
AD on southbound Forsyth Rd offramp. December 2004.
AD on southbound Forsyth Rd offramp. December 2004.
ID on southbound Forsyth Rd exit offramp. December 2004.
ID for Princes Fwy northbound on Forsyth Rd. Dec 2004
Princes Fwy northbound on Forsyth Rd onramp. Dec 2004
AD northbound before at Forsyth Rd exit. January 2005.
AD northbound before at Forsyth Rd exit. January 2005.
IDs southbound at Forsyth Rd exit. January 2005.

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Werribee Main Rd (C109) Northern Interchange
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1968 aerial of the interchange. Note the original central (right-hand side) exit from the southbound carriageway to Werribee Main Rd (would be designated Princes Hwy at that time) - this was later modified in 2002 and the exit is now on the left-hand side of the carriageway. Source unknown.
Werribee Main Rd interchange in 1960. Scanned from Country Roads Board Annual Report 1960 - 1961.

AD southbound before Werribee Main Rd. January 2005.

RD southbound before Werribee Main Rd. Judging by the 'excess' (in a good way :P) amount of reassurance direction signs, I would say that the Princes Fwy has the most per kilometre that any other roadway! January 2005.

AD southbound before Werribee Main Rd. January 2005.
IDs southbound at Werribee Main Rd exit. January 2005.
AD northbound before Werribee Main Rd. January 2005.
AD northbound before Werribee Main Rd. January 2005.
IDs northbound at Werribee Main Rd exit. January 2005.
RD northbound after Werribee Main Rd. January 2005.
Variable 'Estimated Travelled Time' advisory sign - tells drivers the time it takes to reach a road based on road conditions (eg. traffic). A common feature on the majority of Melbourne's Metropolitan freeways. January 2005.

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Werribee Main Road Northern Interchange - Duncans Rd
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South-westbound right after C109 exit. January 2005

Sign signifying Maltby Bypass - bypass of Werribee opened in 1966.

Top: The current version. January 2005

Bottom: The first version in 1960. Scanned from Country Roads Board Annual Report 1960 - 1961.

South-westbound on Princes Fwy. January 2005
'G35' kilometre plate marker - 35 km to Geelong. January 2005
RD northbound between Duncans Rd and Werribee Main Rd. January 2005

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Duncans Rd (C108)
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At Duncans Rd looking north in 1960. Scanned from Country Roads Board Annual Report 1960 - 1961.

AD southbound before Duncans Rd. January 2005.

ID southbound at Duncans Rd exit. January 2005.
Duncans Rd exit speed advisory sign. January 2005.
Nameplate at Duncans Rd overpass. January 2005.

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