State Route 176
  Mount Donna Buang
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Advance Direction Sign southbound on Acheron Way before Donna Buang Road.
Taken 1998. Photo courtesy Vicroads.
   
   
 

Designated Names
Name List - Column 1 & 2
Current Route Number (Post 1998)

Column 3

Acheron Way Warburton Highway, Warburton - Donna Buang Road, Warburton C507
Donna Buang Road Acheron Way, Warburton - Mount Donna Buang Summit Road, Warburton C505

Mount Donna Buang Summit Road

Donna Buang Road, Warburton - Mount Donna Buang Summit Carpark

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Distance

in Kilometres

18

Northern Terminus

Mount Donna Buang Summit Carpark, Warburton

Southern Terminus

Warburton Highway / Warburton - Woods Point Road, Warburton

Lifespan

~1990 - 1998

   
   
  Start Route 176 provided access to Mount Donna Buang from the Warburton Highway at Warburton, reaching an altitude of 1245 metres at the summit carpark. SR176 followed the windy Acheron Way and Mount Donna Buang Rd through thick fern gullies and Mountain Ash forest.

The route was a later addition to the State Route Numbering System, as it did not appear in the 1986 plan, leaving the introduction of this route sometime in or around 1990. It was most likely added as Mount Donna Buang is an occasional snowfield during the winter months.

It is unknown if SR176 was ever signed, as Vicroads audit photos along route do not show any shields or trailblazers, though it is possible SR176 shields were present as the intersection with SR174 (Warburton Highway).

The route is entirely single carriageway, narrow in some sections.

In 1998, SR176 was replaced by C505 along Donna Buang Rd and C507 along Acheron Way.
   
 

Further Reading

C505 - Mount Donna Buang Road
C507 - Acheron Way

   
   
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  Photos
   
 
'Warburton' name plate southbound on Acheron Way before Warburton Highway.
Taken 2007.
Northbound on Acheron Way.
Taken 2007.
Advance Direction Sign southbound on Acheron Way before Donna Buang Road. Note no mention of SR176.
Taken 1998. Photo courtesy Vicroads.

Intersection Direction Sign at Acheron Way / Donna Buang Road.
Taken 1998. Photo courtesy Vicroads.
 

Intersection Direction Sign at Acheron Way / Donna Buang Road.
Taken 1998. Photo courtesy Vicroads.
 
Northbound on Donna Buang Road.
Taken 2007.
Advance Direction Sign eastbound on Donna Buang Road before Mount Donna Buang Summit Road. Again, no mention of SR176.
Taken 1998. Photo courtesy Vicroads.
Advance Direction Sign westbound on Donna Buang Road before Mount Donna Buang Summit Road.
Taken 1998. Photo courtesy Vicroads.
Intersection Direction Sign at Donna Buang Road / Mount Donna Buang Summit Road.
Taken 1998. Photo courtesy Vicroads.
 
   
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