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James Ruse Drive

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Type  Highway
Opened  1979
Length  6.7 km (4.2 mi)
James Ruse Drive
Route number(s)  No Shield (Clyde-Parramatta) A40 (Parramatta-North Parramatta) A28/A40 (North Parramatta-Northmead)
Former route number  State Route 55 (1988-2004) State Route 53 (1977-1998) (Clyde-Parramatta) State Route 40 (2008/9-2013) No Shield (2004-2008/9) State Route 55 (1988-2004) State Route 53 (1977-1998) (Parramatta-North Parramatta) State Route 40 (2008/9-2013) No Shield (2005-2008/9) Metroad 7 (1993-2005) State Route 77 (1988-1993) State Route 53 (1977-1988) (North Parramatta-Northmead)
SE end  Great Western Highway Clyde, New South Wales
Major settlements  Clyde, Rosehill, North Parramatta, Northmead

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The James Ruse Drive is a 6.7-kilometre-long (4.2 mi) urban highway located to the east and north of Parramatta, in western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Contents

Map of James Ruse Dr, New South Wales, Australia

The road's southeastern terminus is located at the T-intersection with the Great Western Highway / Parramatta Road in Granville; with the road's northwestern terminus at the junction of the Cumberland Highway and Windsor Road in Northmead. The road passes through six large interchanges, with the Great Western Highway, the M4 Western Motorway, Victoria Road, Kissing Point Road, Pennant Hills Road, and Windsor Road.

The road was completed in 1979 and named in honour of James Ruse, a convict who was given land in the Parramatta district, which he successfully developed into the colony's first sustainable farm. The original Experiment Farm Cottage still exists on Ruse Street, Parramatta.

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History

It has been allocated several route numbers, as follows: State route 53 (entire length from 1977-1988), State Route 77 (Cumberland Highway 1988-1993), State route 55 (south of Cumberland Highway from 1988-2004), Metroad 7 (replaced SR77 from 1993-2005), State route 40 (north of Victoria Road 2008/9-2013) and A40 (replaces SR40 2013- ).

The formerly Metroad 7 section of James Ruse Drive was commissioned A28 in May 2013 and now has concurrency with the A40.

References

James Ruse Drive Wikipedia


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