Gulf Developmental Road
|Gulf Developmental Road
|Gulf Developmental Road (green on black)|
|Length||442 km (275 mi)|
|Route number(s)||National Route 1|
|West end|| Savannah Way /
Burke Developmental Road, 7km south of Normanton, Queensland
|East end|| Kennedy Highway /
Kennedy Developmental Road, Forty Mile Scrub, Queensland
|Major settlements||Croydon, Georgetown, Mount Surprise|
In the east, the road begins at an unnamed junction on the southern edge of Forty Mile Scrub National Park, 241 km south-west of Cairns. The Gulf Developmental Road runs west before terminating at its junction with the Burke Developmental Road 7 km south of Normanton, a total distance of 442 km. Towns along the route include Mount Surprise, Georgetown and Croydon. There are no other communities along the route, but it passes through the ghost town of Cumberland. The road is sealed for its full length, but as of 2016 there are many sections of the road which are only single lane bitumen. These sections require caution when passing other traffic as the shoulders are gravel and vehicles need to move partly onto the shoulders. They extend between points about 55 kilometres west of Georgetown and 20 kilometres west of Mount Surprise.
The Gulf Developmental Road is designated Highway 1; however, it is not part of the National Highway network.
This road has no major intersections.
- Hema, Maps (2007). Australia Road and 4WD Atlas (Map). Eight Mile Plains Queensland: Hema Maps. pp. 11–12. ISBN 978-1-86500-456-3.
- Queensland Government - Department of Transport and Main Roads - Maps
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