|Length||202 km (126 mi)|
|Route number(s)||National Highway A39|
|National Highway 85|
|West end||Leichhardt Highway, 19km north of Goondiwindi, Queensland|
|East end||Warrego Highway, Toowoomba, Queensland|
|Major settlements||Millmerran, Pittsworth|
|Highways in Australia
National Highway • Freeways in Australia
Highways in Queensland
Gore Highway is a highway in Queensland running from Goondiwindi to Toowoomba. Together with Goulburn Valley Highway and Newell Highway, it is a part of the National Highway's Melbourne-Brisbane link. It is signed as National Highway A39.
It passes through the Queensland's Darling Downs region. Typical of the scenery are grazing cattle, orchards and grain growing fields. It was elevated to National Highway status in February 1993, and replaced the Cunningham Highway as the main route from Goondiwindi to Brisbane. Interstate traffic is rerouted through Toowoomba and the Warrego Highway as it presents a less steep gradient than via Warwick and Cunninghams Gap, making the journey faster especially for trucks. It was initially designated State Route 85 until February 1993 when National Highway 85 was proclaimed, splitting State Route 85 into two. In 2005 it was given the National Highway A39 designation.
|Goondiwindi||Goondiwindi||0||0|| Leichhardt Highway (A5) north - Moonie /
(A39) south - Goondiwindi
|Western end of Gore Highway. Intersection is 19 km north of Goondiwindi|
|Toowoomba||Milmerran||124||77||Milmerran-Inglewood Road (State Route 82) - Inglewood|
|Toowoomba||201.4||125.1|| Warrego Highway (A2) west - Dalby /
east - Toowoomba
|Eastern end of Gore Highway. Intersection is 2.2 km west of Toowoomba CBD|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- Drayton (Toowoomba) - Westbrook 90 km/h
- Westbrook - Millmerran (25 km South West) 100 km/h
- Millmerran - Goondiwindi 110 km/h
Toowoomba Second Range Crossing
The Toowoomba Second Range Crossing is a major road proposal aimed at bypassing the urban area of Toowoomba and providing a better crossing of the Great Dividing Range. The bypass will link the Warrego Highway at Helidon (in the east) with Gore Highway at Athol (southwest of Toowoomba) via Charlton and will be 41 km in length.
Towns and localities
- Queensland Government - Department of Transport and Main Roads - Maps
- "Gore Highway". Retrieved 23 May 2013.[self-published source]
- Hema Maps (2007). Australia Road and 4WD Atlas (Map). Eight Mile Plains Queensland. pp. 9. ISBN 978-1-86500-456-3.