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  Camden Valley Way, Camden Bypass, Remembrance Drive & Old Hume Highway (State Route 89) - Picton To Bargo

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State Route 89 is the former Hume Highway alignment between Prestons and Alpine near Mittagong. More of the former Hume Highway alignment continues from the northern terminus into the town of Liverpool. That section is defunct as far as numbering is concerned. This happened when the Roads and Traffic Authority decommisioned the Metroad 7 route between the M2 Hills Motorway at West Pennant Hills to the Metroad 5 Hume Highway at Prestons upon opening the Westlink M7 motorway in December 2005.

The route has a very big history, which goes back to the the first road south from Sydney, known as the Great South Road, which was formed in the 1800s. Some sections of the route still utilise the concrete pavement laid in the 1940s. The route is made up of mostly undivided road, however there's sections of 2 lane rural style road, 3 lane road and 4 lane roadway throughout the route, the Camden Bypass is freeway standard from Narellan and Elderslie.

Multiplexes along the route include:

History:

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Northbound at Bargo:
Travelling northbound at Bargo after the interchange to the Hume Highway and also the Remembrance Drive (SR89) intersection. December 2006.

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Passing the Bargo Welcome Sign:
Northbound as you enter Bargo. December 2006.

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Lupton Road Intersection:
Northbound as you pass the Lupton Road intersection, you can access the northfacing ramps to the Hume Hwy (NH31) via this road. December 2006.

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Distance Sign:
RD sign as you head northbound at Bargo, after the Lupton Rd intersection, December 2006.

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Northbound in Bargo:
Remembrance Drive as it passes by Bargo Bowling Club, December 2006.

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Freeway Green Advance Directional Sign:
Northbound sign assembly featuring a newer standard green AD sign and a 1980s freeway green AD sign as you approach the intersection with Great Southern Road and Avon Dam Road. December 2006.

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Intersection Directional Sign:
Northbound ID sign at the intersection that connects you with Avon Dam Road and Great Southern Road in Bargo, December 2006.

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Bargo Town Centre:
Northbound in the Bargo town centre, December 2006.

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Northbound Through Bargo:
Remembrance Drive as it travels through the residential areas of north of the Bargo town centre, December 2006.

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Priority Road Intersection Warning Sign:
Northbound warning sign at Bargo indicating that Remembrance Drive was once a priority road, December 2006. According to the 1982 NSW Motor Traffic Handbook. A priority road was a major road with side streets that are controlled by stop or give way signs.

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Wellers Road Intersection:
Northbound at Wellers Road in Bargo, December 2006.

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Northbound at Bargo:
Northbound near Yarran Road at Bargo, December 2006.

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Approaching Caloola Road:
Signage approaching the intersection with Caloola Road. An older Hume Hwy alignment is near here on the left of shot. December 2006.

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Bargo River:
Northbound as you approach the bridge over the Bargo River, December 2006.

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Entering Tahmoor:
Northbound near Bargo River Road, December 2006.

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Tahmoor Welcome Sign:
Wollondilly Shire Council town welcome sign as you enter Tahmoor, December 2006.

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Northbound at Tahmoor:
Typical road conditions through Tahmoor, outside the Tahmoor Inn, December 2006.

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Tahmoor Town Centre:
Northbound in Tahmoor. Tahmoor is a local aboriginal word meaning "Bronzewinged Pidgeon" 3. December 2006.

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Thirlmere Way Intersection:
Northbound on the corner of Remembrance Drive and Thirlmere Way in Tahmoor, December 2006.

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Myrtle Creek Tahmoor:
Crossing Myrtle Creek as you leave Tahmoor, northbound, December 2006.

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Click here for the continuation of SR89 between Bargo and Alpine
Click here for the continuation of SR89 between Picton and Camden

1 Roads and Traffic Authority
2 Argyle County web site

3 Wollondilly Tourism Association

Last updated: October 21, 2012 12:31

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