Burnett Highway

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Burnett Highway
Queensland
Burnett Highway, near Binjour QLD 1.jpg
Burnett Highway near Binjour
General information
Type Highway
Length 542 km (337 mi)
Route number(s)
  • A3
  • (Entire Route)
  • Duplexes
  • State Route 60
  • (Biloela West - Biloela)
  • State Route 49
  • (Goomeri - Goomeri South)
Former
route number
National Route 17
Major junctions
North end Bruce Highway, Rockhampton, Queensland
  Leichhardt Highway
Dawson Highway
Isis Highway
Wide Bay Highway
Bunya Highway
South end D'Aguilar Highway, Nanango, Queensland
Location(s)
Major settlements Mt. Morgan, Dululu, Biloela, Monto, Eidsvold, Mundubbera, Gayndah, Ban Ban Springs, Goomeri
Highway system
Highways in Australia
National HighwayFreeways in Australia
Highways in Queensland

The Burnett Highway is an inland rural highway located in Queensland, Australia. The highway runs generally north - south, from its junction with the Bruce Highway, just south of Rockhampton, to Nanango. Length is approximately 542 kilometres. The highway takes its name from the Burnett River, which it crosses a number of times. The Burnett Highway provides the most direct link between the northern end of the New England Highway and Rockhampton. It is designated as a State Strategic Road by the Queensland Government.[1]

Route description[edit]

List of towns on the Burnett Highway[edit]

From north to south

History[edit]

In January 2013, Cyclone Oswald caused flood damage to the road and a partial closure, which took longer than a year to repair.[2]

Major intersections[edit]

LGA Location km Mile Destinations Notes
Rockhampton Gracemere 0 0 Bruce Highway (A1) north - Rockhampton /
south - Mount Larcom
Northern end of Burnett Highway.
Banana Dululu 63.1 39.2 Leichhardt Highway (A5) north-west - Westwood /
south-west - Wowan
Biloela 135.1 83.9 Dawson Highway (60) west - Banana /
east - Calliope
North-western concurrency terminus with Dawson Highway
136.3 84.7 Dawson Highway (60) west - Banana /
east - Calliope
South-eastern concurrency terminus with Dawson Highway
North Burnett Mundubbera 338.3 210.2 Mundubbera-Durong Road - south-west - Durong
Burnett River 381.3 236.9 Les Baker Bridge
North Burnett Ban Ban Springs 408.1 253.6 Isis Highway (52) north-east - Childers
Gympie Goomeri 482.3 299.7 Wide Bay Highway (49) east - Gympie Northern concurrency terminus with State Route 49
484.1 300.8 Bunya Highway (49) west - Murgon Southern concurrency terminus with State Route 49
South Burnett Nanango 542.3 337.0 D'Aguilar Highway (A3) south - Yarraman /
(96) north-west - Kingaroy
Southern end of Burnett Highway.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Queensland Government - Department of Transport and Main Roads - Maps
  2. ^ Austin King (12 Apr 2014). "Burnett Hwy still closed more than a year after landslide". The Morning Bulletin (Capricornia Newspapers). Retrieved 29 July 2014.