NSW State Highways were classified for the first time in 1928 - to read more, click here.
As part of this structure the Monaro Highway ran from Wagga through Tumut, Kiandra and Comma to Tathra.
Today, the Monaro Highway is called the Snowy Mountains Higway and starts at the Hume Highway (not Wagga).
At the recent meeting of the Gundagai Shire Council a letter from the Department of Main Roads, Wagga, dated September 27 advising, that as the southern section of the Tumblong-Tarcutta deviation had been completed, the department was handing back to council the sections of the former State Highway which did not now carry through traffic.
The sections referred to include that portion of the old State Highway 2 (Monaro High way) from the Kyeamba-Gundagal Shire boundary to the junction of State Highway 4 (Hume Highway) and thence to its junction with the new deviation.
Preparatory to handing over the roads were graded by the Department of Main Roads' plant and council will henceforth be responsible for all future maintenance.
On a motion proposed by Councillor Chandler, it was decided to have an inspection made by council engineer, who will report on any repairs which he considers necessary.
19 November 1940 Daily Advertiser (Wagga Wagga)