[talk-au] mapping data on the NSW north coast, and a request for road designation clarification

Stuart Robinson brainwad at gmail.com
Fri Feb 1 09:20:50 GMT 2008

On Feb 1, 2008 8:04 PM, Liz <edodd at billiau.net> wrote:

> On Fri, 1 Feb 2008, Eric Rose wrote:
> > > But there is room for discretion here since NSW does not have a very
> > > developed numbering system. For example, I would probably mark the
> > > Summerland way from Grafton to Casino as Primary.
> Well, that's not what the guidelines say
> so they obviously need more discussion
> But I have actually seen on the very newest signs on State route 94, where
> the
> old signs have 94 in a blue shield, B94 in a rectangular box
> This makes a total of 2 signs, and not where anyone is really going to
> notice
> but there is evidence that we are getting A, B, C roads.

yes but we're not anywher near the changeover yet and in sydney almost all
the alphanumeric shields are coverplated, so theyre not official yet.

> > I guess there's a case for that, but I'd reserve primary for marked
> > highways like the Bruxner and Pacific, rather than Summerland Way and
> Orara
> > Way. In the latter case, people travelling between Grafton and Coffs
> > Harbour will take the Pacific Highway as their primary/preferred route
> > unless they're sightseeing or have a more local interest, in which case
> > Orara Way would be a secondary choice.
> yes Pacific Highway will be trunk, but other Highways will be primary and
> a
> route like Summerland Way, on the 2004 Driver Reviver and Rest Area Map,
> has
> a blue shield, so its a secondary road.

i would've said that a state route is primary. i marked ex-S36 (old northern
road / wisemans ferry road) as such. state highways are meant to be major
through routes.

> What do all the mappers want to see with the NSW highway designations?
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