|A1 - Princes Highway East|
|Traralgon - Orbost - NSW Border|
Princes Hwy East westbound from Bairnsdale. July 2005
Photo: Sam Laybutt
The Princes Highway has traditionally been the route to the Gippsland Lakes and beyond. Serving as the principle route to East Gippsland, the Princes Hwy has a rich history through the region. The Princes Hwy also serves as a scenic coastal route of Victoria's east, and as the second main route to Sydney.
Today, the route passes through major towns such as Sale, Bairnsdale, Lake Entrance and Orbost. It is single carriageway, but overtaking lanes at different along the route. The Princes Hwy is a lifeline to Victoria's East and beyond.
1920 - Designated Prince's Hwy
1925 - Declared a State Highway
1955 - Given National Route 1 marking
1966 - Genoa and the NSW Border sealed
1977 - Opening of Orbost Bypass
1983 - Cabbage Tree Creek Realignment
1989 - Genoa Bypass
1997 - Route A1 replace National Route 1
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