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
  • (Gulf Developmental Road - Charters Towers)
  • A7
  • (Charters Towers - Springsure)
Former
route number
National Route 55
(Charters Towers - Springsure)
Major junctions
North end Gulf Developmental Road
  Flinders Highway
Peak Downs Highway
Capricorn Highway
South end Dawson Highway, Springsure, Queensland
Location(s)
Major settlements Charters Towers, Belyando Crossing, Clermont, Emerald
Highway system
Highways in Australia
National HighwayFreeways in Australia
Highways in Queensland

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.

It 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]

LGA Location km mi Destinations Notes
Etheridge Mount Surprise 0 0 Gulf Developmental Road (National Route 1) - west - Georgetown/
Gulf Developmental Road (National Route 1) - east - Mount Surprise
Northern end of Gregory Developmental Road (No route number)
Conjuboy 120 70 Kennedy Developmental Road (State Route 62) - west, then south - Hughenden/
Kennedy Developmental Road (State Route 62) - east - Greenvale
Western concurrency terminus with Kennedy Developmental Road
123 76 Kennedy Developmental Road (State Route 62) - north - Mount Garnet Eastern concurrency terminus with Kennedy Developmental Road
123 76 Kennedy Developmental Road (State Route 62) - north - Mount Garnet Gregory Developmental Road continues south-east as State Route 63
Charters Towers Basalt 284 176 Hervey Range Road (State Route 72) - east - Hervey Range
Charters Towers 382 237 Flinders Highway (State Route A6) - east- Townsville Northern concurrency terminus with Flinders Highway /
Gregory Developmental Road continues south-west through Charters Towers
Black Jack 390 240 Flinders Highway (State Route A6) - west- Pentland Southern concurrency terminus with Flinders Highway
390 240 Flinders Highway (State Route A6) - west- Pentland Gregory Developmental Road continues south as State Route A7
Isaac Belyando 588 365 Bowen Developmental Road (State Route 77) - east - Mount Coolon
Clermont 741 460 Peak Downs Highway (State Route 70) - east- Nebo Northern concurrency terminus with Peak Downs Highway
755 469 Peak Downs Highway (State Route 70) - south - Clermont Southern concurrency terminus with Peak Downs Highway /
Gregory Highway continues east as State Route A7
Central Highlands Emerald 862 536 Capricorn Highway (State Route A4) - west - Alpha Western concurrency terminus with Capricorn Highway
864 537 Capricorn Highway (State Route A4) - east - Blackwater Eastern concurrency terminus with Capricorn Highway
Springsure 930 580 Dawson Highway (State Route A7) - south-east - Rolleston Southern 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]

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.