Gregory Highway

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Gregory Highway
Gregory Developmental Road
Queensland
Gregory Highway 1112.svg
Gregory Highway (yellow on black), Gregory Developmental Road (green on black)
General information
Type Highway
Length 930 km (578 mi)
Route number(s)
  • State Route 63
  • (Kennedy Developmental Road - Charters Towers)
  • State Highway A7
  • (Charters Towers - Springsure)
Former
route number
National Route 55
(Charters Towers - Springsure)
Major junctions
North end Gulf Developmental Road (National Route 1), Mount Surprise, Queensland
 
South end Dawson Highway (State Highway A7), Springsure, Queensland
Location(s)
Major settlements Charters Towers, Belyando, Clermont, Emerald
Highway system

The Gregory Highway is a state highway in Queensland that serves the major coal-mining centres of Central Queensland.[1] The highway was named after Augustus Gregory, an early explorer.

Route description[edit]

The highway runs southward from Quartz Blow Creek, a point 31 kilometres west of Mount Surprise on the Gulf Developmental Road, via Charters Towers, to Springsure, over 900 kilometres away.[2] The northern section of 756 kilometres is designated by the state government as the Gregory Developmental Road. The shorter southern section between Clermont and Springsure (174 kilometres) is designated the Gregory Highway. As of 2015, the first 120 kilometres between the Gulf Developmental Road via Einasleigh to the Lynd Junction are unsealed and may be corrugated. The next section to Charters Towers has been upgraded from single lane to mostly dual-laned bitumen.[2] The road is used by many road trains.

List of towns along the Gregory Developmental Road/Highway[edit]

Major intersections[edit]

LGALocationkmmiDestinationsNotes
EtheridgeMount Surprise00.0 Gulf Developmental Road (National Route 1) - west - Georgetown /
east - Mount Surprise
Northern end of Gregory Developmental Road (No route number)
Conjuboy12075 Kennedy Developmental Road (State Route 62) - west, then south - Hughenden /
east - Greenvale
Western concurrency terminus with Kennedy Developmental Road
12376 Kennedy Developmental Road (State Route 62) - north - Mount GarnetEastern concurrency terminus with Kennedy Developmental Road
12376 Kennedy Developmental Road (State Route 62) - north - Mount GarnetGregory Developmental Road continues south-east as State Route 63
Charters TowersBasalt284176 Hervey Range Road (State Route 72) - east - Hervey Range
Charters Towers382237 Flinders Highway (State Route A6) - east- TownsvilleNorthern concurrency terminus with Flinders Highway /
Gregory Developmental Road continues south-west through Charters Towers
Black Jack390240 Flinders Highway (State Route A6) - west- PentlandSouthern concurrency terminus with Flinders Highway
390240 Flinders Highway (State Route A6) - west- PentlandGregory Developmental Road continues south as State Route A7
IsaacBelyando588365 Bowen Developmental Road (State Route 77) - east - Mount Coolon
Clermont741460 Peak Downs Highway (State Route 70) - east- NeboNorthern concurrency terminus with Peak Downs Highway
755469 Peak Downs Highway (State Route 70) - south - ClermontSouthern concurrency terminus with Peak Downs Highway /
Gregory Highway continues east as State Route A7
Central HighlandsEmerald862536 Capricorn Highway (State Route A4) - west - AlphaWestern concurrency terminus with Capricorn Highway
864537 Capricorn Highway (State Route A4) - east - BlackwaterEastern concurrency terminus with Capricorn Highway
Springsure930580 Dawson Highway (State Route A7) - south-east - RollestonSouthern end of Gregory Highway /
State Route A7 continues south-east as Dawson Highway
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

Australia road sign W5-29.svg Australian Roads portal

References[edit]

  1. ^ Queensland Government - Department of Transport and Main Roads - Maps
  2. ^ a b Hema, Maps (2007). Australia Road and 4WD Atlas (Map). Eight Mile Plains Queensland: Hema Maps. pp. 10&13. ISBN 978-1-86500-456-3.