F3 Freeway reminants

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Adrian Biankin

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May 17, 2021, 9:12:45 PMMay 17
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Went around to Mangrove Mountain a few days ago and found some remnants of the old F3 freeway route markers and signs. Surprised that they haven't cover plate or replaced these yet. Pretty cool to see these.


Sam Laybutt

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May 17, 2021, 9:13:35 PMMay 17
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Hi Adrian, welcome to the group. You will need to change the permissions for these links to allow public viewing.

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Adrian Biankin

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May 17, 2021, 10:05:51 PMMay 17
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Hi Sam,
Should be fixed now.

- Adrian

#130km/hforthehume

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May 18, 2021, 9:45:29 PMMay 18
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There's one more on the B83 Pacific Highway as well

Tom

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May 19, 2021, 6:39:20 AMMay 19
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The first is relatively modern. It dates from the period when they used "F3 FREEWAY" as the road name, as opposed to a route number (which was NH1 at this time).
The second is interesting, as it does appear to be a route number. There was some debate on Wikipedia as to whether the F3 was ever signed; looks like it was (still is!).

Sam Laybutt

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May 19, 2021, 10:05:52 AMMay 19
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The second photo is a Clowncil error at Teralba, here: https://goo.gl/maps/AA8vbQ8cGkkYawkS9
Definitely not an official route number, and only appeared in the early 2000s(?), long after F-routes were defunct in NSW.
So far as this group has been able to find, there's no evidence the route number 'F3' was ever signed. 


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ed24f1

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May 20, 2021, 6:23:58 AMMay 20
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This was posted by Brendan Terrett on the Facebook page a while back
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#130km/hforthehume

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May 20, 2021, 8:57:03 AMMay 20
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not a remnant F3, but here's a remnant 83
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Paul Rands

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Jun 6, 2021, 3:17:32 AMJun 6
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Holy sheet, I need a towel!!

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#130km/hforthehume

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Jun 6, 2021, 7:55:58 AMJun 6
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after all, it was signed. time for ozroads, expressway and wikipedia updates ;)

Paul Rands

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Jun 6, 2021, 8:34:30 AMJun 6
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No need for me to worry, my site shows it signposted as F3 already :)

Adrian Biankin

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Jun 8, 2021, 7:59:15 AMJun 8
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Hey Paul,
On your route marker graphics page on expressway.online, it still says the F3 wasn't signposted.... Just an FYI :)

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Paul Rands

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Jun 9, 2021, 11:45:04 PMJun 9
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Hey Adrian

Thanks for the heads up, been ages since I've looked at that page, so I had forgotten about it :) Fixed now!

#130km/hforthehume

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Jun 10, 2021, 6:00:59 AMJun 10
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reading this page: http://www.expressway.online/gallery/roads/nsw/numbered/touristdrives/td33_centralcoast/index.html

"Peats Ridge Rd carried expressway traffic for 22 years (12 years as NH1) until the 7km shorter expressway route between Calga and Somersby opened to traffic. Some of the original route was retained, the 7km between Somersby and Ourimbah was duplicated and incorporated into the Sydney-Newcastle Freeway. National Highway 1 was removed from Peats Ridge Rd in December 1986, however signage remained along the expressway section well into 2004.1 1" 

so did NH1 go onto Peats Ridge Road before 1986? 
Also, that page also has F3 on it, and still an SR82 on it

Paul Rands

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Jun 10, 2021, 6:04:09 AMJun 10
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Yes NH1 did go via Peats Ridge before 86. Sam even has photos of it signposted along there on his OzRoads site.

The SR82 was probably missed because I'd forgotten all about the duplex when NSW went to alphas. I will have to change it. The page is meant to have F3 on it, as it's explaining where the route went and what was signposted

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