RMS is pleased to report that the ongoing implementation of the new alpha-numeric signage continues to be a success, and that work is still on track to meet the scheduled completion date of the end of December 2013.
Stage 1 and 2 routes (including the motorways) are now practically complete, subject to minor modification and rectification works. Stage 3 works to unveil the last remaining A and B routes are well underway. Final checking of routes and some minor modification works will take place up to March 2014.
Many routes have now been installed and inspected. Completed routes by region are:
- The A8, A22, A28, A34, A36, A38, B59, M1, A1, A2, M2, A3, A4, M4, M5, A6, A9, M31, A32, A40, A44, M7 and B83 in the Sydney region
- The A37, A43, A49, B53, B57, B63, B68, B89, M1, A1, B70 and B83 in the Hunter region
- The B65, B72, B73, A41, B64, M1, A1, M31, A20, B75, B79, A25, B58, B81 and B87 in the Southern and South West regions
- The B51, B56, B60 and B76 in the Northern region
- The A41, B51, B55, B56, B64, B75, B76, B79, A32, A39, B71, B81 and B87 in the Western region
RMS will continue to review feedback from stakeholders and the public and will look to implement suggested system improvements and modifications over the coming months.
Do you have a suggestion for improving the new system that you would like us to consider? You can submit your comments and questions through our online question and answer forum.
Alpha Numeric: Important changes to NSW
The NSW government is making a significant improvement to how motorists can find their way across NSW. Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) is implementing a new system of alpha-numeric route numbering.
The new alpha-numeric signage will make it easier for road users to plan their trip, and brings NSW into line with Queensland and Victoria who are already using the nationally-agreed system.
To help you understand the changes in your area and find out when the new signs will appear, download detailed maps, watch our introductory video and read through our list of Questions and Answers.
Route numbers and road names
The existing 'shield' route markers will be replaced with a combination of a letter - either an M (motorway), A (route of national significance) or B (route of state significance) - and a number from 1 to 99.
Interactive NSW map
View or download the interactive NSW map (PDF, 1.13MB) for further details on route numbers, road name changes, and implementation stages and timings.
Questions and Answers
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