State Highway 28

Length: 119km

Northern Terminus: Barwon River (QLD/NSW Border), Mungindi

Southern Terminus: Newell Hwy, Moree

Route Numbers: None

Interstate Continuation: North through QLD as NR46 then NR55. Changes name north of Roma to Carnarvon Developmental Rd and terminates near Rolleston

Focal Points: St George (QLD), Mungindi, Moree

RTA Internal Classification: State Highway 28

Proclaimed a State Highway & Named: August 1998

Route Overview:

Within NSW, the Carnarvon Hwy is one of the newest state highways, being proclaimed in August 1998. It forms a natural southerly extension of Queenslands's Carnarvon Hwy which runs north-south from Mungindi to Roma, connecting with the Newell and Gwydir Hwys at Moree. Having never travelled the route myself, except for short sections in Mungindi and Moree I couldn't give a fair indication of the road quality, however on the outskirts of Moree it is excellent.

Prior to its proclamation as a state highway, the route was comprised of Main Road 232 (Moree-Garah) and Main Road 367 (Garah-Mungindi).

Southern Terminus: Newell Highway, Moree
Northbound Newell Hwy AD sign. Note the incorrect NR39 shield, most likely a relic. Photo taken October 2004.
Northbound ID sign, note the painted black design and the Carnarvon Hwy nameplate added beneath. Photo taken October 2004.
Northbound RD sign leaving Moree on Newell Hwy. Note the painted black design and old NR39 shield. Also note the blue sub-sign warning of long distance before next fuel. Photo taken April 2006.
Southbound on the Newell Hwy approaching Carnarvon Hwy. Note the old NR39 shield. Photo taken October 2004.
Eastbound Carnarvon Hwy approaching its terminus at Newell hwy. Note the absence of any shields on the sign. Photo taken October 2004.
Black painted ID sign at the terminus of Carnarvon Hwy. Note the old NR39 shield. Photo taken October 2004.
RD sign marking the start of the Carnarvon Hwy in Moree. Photo taken October 2004.
Photos of Carnarvon Highway
Looking southeast in Moree about 2km before the Newell Hwy. It is a suprisingly high standard road here. photo taken October 2004.
Fingerboard signs between Munindi and Garah, taken in 1998 prior to the highway's proclamation. Scanned from RTA publication.
Northern Terminus: Barwon River (NSW/QLD Border), Mungindi
Welcome to NSW sign southbound just before the single-lane bridge across the Barwon River into NSW. This sign also marks the southern terminus of NR46, probably the most useless National Route. Photo taken September 2003.

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