Capricorn Highway

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Capricorn Highway
Queensland
General information
Type Highway
Length 567 km (352 mi)
Route number(s)
  • A4
  • (Entire Route)
  • Duplexes:
  • A7
  • (Emerald - Emerald East)
Former
route number
National Route 66
Major junctions
West end Landsborough Highway, Barcaldine, Queensland
  Gregory Highway
Leichhardt Highway
East end Bruce Highway, Rockhampton, Queensland
Location(s)
Major settlements Jericho, Alpha, Emerald, Blackwater, Westwood
Highway system
Highways in Australia
National HighwayFreeways in Australia
Highways in Queensland

The Capricorn Highway is located in Central Queensland, Australia, and links the city of Rockhampton with western Queensland.[1] The highway is 567 kilometres long, and joins the Landsborough Highway at Barcaldine.[2] Formerly National Route 66, Queensland began to convert to the alphanumeric system much of Australia had adopted in the early-2000s and is now designated as A4. The highway runs parallel with the Tropic of Capricorn, hence its name.

Other towns situated along the highway include (from east to west): Gracemere, Kabra, Westwood, Duaringa, Dingo, Blackwater, Emerald, Bogantungan, Alpha and Jericho.

Running virtually east/west, the highway traverses the area known as the Central Highlands, and crosses the Great Dividing Range between Alpha and Jericho.

Major intersections[edit]

LGA Location km Mile Destinations Notes
Barcaldine Barcaldine 0 0 Landsborough Highway (A2) west - Longreach /
south - Blackall
Western end of Capricorn Highway
Central Highlands Emerald 309 192 Gregory Highway (A7) north - Clermont Western concurrency terminus with Gregory Highway
311 193 Gregory Highway (A7) south - Springsure Eastern concurrency terminus with Gregory Highway
Dingo 432 268 Fitzroy Developmental Road (State Route 67) north - Middlemount
Rockhampton Westwood 522.9 324.9 Leichhardt Highway (A5) south - Banana and Biloela
Rockhampton 574.6 357.0 Bruce Highway (A1) north - Rockhampton /
south - Mount Larcom
Eastern end of Capricorn Highway. Intersection is approximately 4.1 km from Rockhampton CBD
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Queensland Government - Department of Transport and Main Roads - Maps
  2. ^ Hema Maps (2007). Australia Road and 4WD Atlas (Map). Eight Mile Plains Queensland. pp. 10-11. ISBN 978-1-86500-456-3.