Brisbane Valley Highway

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Brisbane Valley Highway
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Brisbane Valley Highway (green and black)
General information
Type Highway
Length 85 km (53 mi)
Route number(s)
  • National Route 17
  • (Entire Route)
  • Duplexes:
  • State Route 86
  • (Esk - D'Aguilar Highway)
Major junctions
South end Warrego Highway,
Ipswich, Queensland
  Esk-Hampton Road
North end D'Aguilar Highway, 9 kilometres (6 mi) south-east of Moore, Queensland
Major settlements Fernvale, Esk, Toogoolawah, Harlin
Highway system
Highways in Australia
National HighwayFreeways in Australia
Highways in Queensland

The Brisbane Valley Highway is a state highway in Queensland. It links the Warrego Highway near Ipswich and the D'Aguilar Highway about 4 kilometres (2 mi) north of Harlin. Its direction follows the approximate course of the Brisbane River.[1] It is part of National Route 17, duplexing with the D'Aguilar Highway to Nanango and then becomes the Burnett Highway. State Route 85 is duplexed with the Brisbane Valley Highway from Esk to the D'Aguilar Highway.

The highway crosses the Wivenhoe Dam about 9 kilometres (6 mi) north-west of Fernvale.

In the near future, the intersection with the Warrego Highway will be converted into a grade-separated interchange.[2]

List of towns along the Brisbane Valley Highway[edit]

Major intersections[edit]

LGA Location km mi Destinations Notes
Ipswich Blacksoil 0 0 Warrego Highway (National Route A2) east - Brisbane / west - Toowoomba Southern end of Brisbane Valley Highway
Somerset Fernvale 16.2 10.1 Forest Hill-Fernvale Road - Lowood
Brisbane River 18.3 11.4 Geoff Fisher Bridge. This bridge spans the boundary between the localities of Fernvale and Wivenhoe Pocket
Somerset Wivenhoe Pocket 20.1 12.5 Wivenhoe-Somerset Road - Mount Glorious, Somerset Dam (via Splityard Creek Dam) To Brisbane Forest Park via Northbrook Parkway
Brisbane River 22.5–
Wivenhoe Dam wall. The dam wall is in the locality of Lake Wivenhoe.[3][4]
Somerset Coominya 32.6 20.3 Coominya Connection Road - Coominya, Atkinson Dam
Esk 53.8 33.4 Gatton-Esk Road - Gatton, Toowoomba
54.2 33.7 Esk-Hampton Road (State Route 85) - Crows Nest, Toowoomba State Route 85 southern concurrency terminus: continues west as Esk-Hampton Road
58.1 36.1 Esk-Kilcoy Road - Kilcoy (via Somerset Dam)
Harlin 89.5 55.6 D'Aguilar Highway (National Route 17) west / (State Route 85) east  – Moore, Yarraman, Kilcoy, Sunshine Coast State Route 85 northern concurrency terminus: continues east as D'Aguilar Highway
West to Moore and Yarraman; east to Kilcoy and Sunshine Coast


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Brisbane Valley Highway, Metropolitan Queensland". Queensland Online. Roam Media (for RACQ and Department of Transport and Main Roads). Retrieved 31 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Warrego Highway and Brisbane Valley Highway". Department of Transport and Main Roads - Projects. Queensland Government. 7 October 2013. Retrieved 31 October 2013. 
  3. ^ Google (4 November 2013). "Locality of Lake Wivenhoe, Queensland" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Lake Wivenhoe (entry 44880)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Brisbane Valley Highway at Wikimedia Commons