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Road routes in Queensland assist drivers navigating roads throughout the state, by identifying important through-routes. Queensland is in the process of converting to an alphanumeric route numbering system, with a letter denoting the importance and standard of the route. The previous shield-based system consisted of various route types – national highways, national routes, and state routes – with each type depicted by a different route marker design. Some routes have been converted to the alphanumeric system, while other routes are being maintained as shield-based routes – but with signs designed to be subsequentially retrofitted with a replacement alphanumeric route. Tourist drives will continue to use a shield-based system.

Alphanumeric routes and Metroads

Route Component roads and streets From Via To Length Notes

M1
  • Pacific Motorway
  • Gateway Motorway
  • Bruce Highway
Tugun (NSW border) Brisbane Cooroy 223 km (139 mi)

M2
  • Warrego Highway
  • Ipswich Motorway
  • Logan Motorway
  • Gateway Motorway
Brassal Carole Park and Drewvale Eight Mile Plains 46 km (29 mi)

Metroad 2
  • Granard Road
  • Riawena Road
  • Kessels Road
  • Mt Gravatt–Capalaba Road
Rocklea Macgregor Mackenzie 11.4 km (7.1 mi)

M3 / A3
  • Pacific Motorway
  • Coronation Drive
  • Boomerang Street
  • Hale Street
  • Inner City Bypass
Eight Mile Plains Brisbane CBD Bald Hills 38.3 km (23.8 mi) M3
  • Lutwyche Road
  • Gympie Road
A3
  • Gympie Arterial Road
M3

M4
  • Port of Brisbane Motorway
Murarrie Lytton 6.7 km (4.2 mi)

M5 / A5
  • Centenary Highway
Deebing Heights Indooroopilly Kelvin Grove 47.3 km (29.4 mi) A5
  • Centenary Highway
  • Centenary Motorway
  • Western Freeway
  • Legacy Way (tunnel)
M5

Metroad 5
  • Mount Coot-tha Road
  • Frederick Street
  • Rouen Road
  • Boundary Road
  • Macgregor Terrace
  • Jubilee Terrace
  • Elimatta Drive
  • Stewart Road
  • Wardell Street
  • South Pine Road
  • Stafford Road
Toowong Everton Park Kedron 13.3 km (8.3 mi)

Metroad 6
  • Logan Motorway
Drewvale Kingston Loganholme 15 km (9 mi)

M7 / A7
  • Ipswich Motorway
Gailes Woolloongabba Hendra 33.1 km (21 mi) M7
  • Ipswich Road
A7
  • Clem Jones Tunnel
  • Airport Link (tunnel)
M7

National Highway A1
  • Bruce Highway
Cooroy Mackay Cairns 1,577 km (980 mi)

National Highway A2
  • Warrego Highway
  • Landsborough Highway
  • Barkly Highway
Riverview Toowoomba, Charleville, Longreach, Cloncurry and Mount Isa Northern Territory border (National Route 66) 1,997 km (1,241 mi)

Alternate A2
  • Warrego Highway
  • Mitchell Highway
Morven Charleville Augathella 165 km (103 mi)

A3
  • New England Highway
  • D'Aguilar Highway
  • Burnett Highway
Glengallan Toowoomba, Yarraman, Nanango, Goomeri and Biloela Gracemere 752 km (467 mi) Duplexed with State Route 49 through Goomeri.
Duplexed with Dawson Highway through Biloela.

A4
  • Capricorn Highway
Barcaldine Emerald Rockhampton 575 km (357 mi)

A5
  • Leichhardt Highway
Westwood Miles Goondiwindi 577 km (359 mi)

A6
Townsville Hughenden Cloncurry 775 km (482 mi)

A7
  • Carnarvon Highway
  • Dawson Highway
  • Gregory Highway
Roma Rolleston, Springsure and Emerald Black Jack (a suburb of Charters Towers) 874 km (543 mi)

National Highway A15
  • Cunningham Highway
  • New England Highway
Riverview Warwick Wallangarra 225 km (140 mi)

National Highway A39
  • Gore Highway
  • Leichhardt Highway
Toowoomba Milmerran Goondiwindi 201 km (125 mi)

A55
  • Castlereagh Highway
  • Carnarvon Highway
Hebel St George Roma 355 km (221 mi)

A71
  • Mitchell Highway
Augathella Charleville and Cunnamulla Barringun 394 km (245 mi)

National Routes

Route Component roads and streets From Via To Length Notes

National Route 1
  • Sheridan Street
  • Captain Cook Highway
  • Kennedy Highway
  • Gulf Developmental Road
  • Burke Developmental Road
  • Savannah Way
  • Wills Developmental Road
  • Doomadgee Road
Bruce Highway, Cairns Smithfield, Kuranda, Mareeba, Atherton, Mount Garnet, Georgetown, Croydon, Normanton, Burketown and Doomadgee Carpentaria Highway, Northern Territory border 1,153 km (716 mi)

National Route 13
  • Beaudesert Road
  • Mount Lindesay Highway
Moorooka Beaudesert Summerland Way (NSW State Route B91 at QLD/NSW border) 116 km (72 mi)

National Route 17
  • Brisbane Valley Highway
  • D'Aguilar Highway
Blacksoil Esk Yarraman 135 km (84 mi) Duplexed with State Route 85 from Esk to Harlin

National Route 42
  • Cunningham Highway
Ipswich Warwick Goondiwindi 327 km (203 mi)

National Route 46
  • Carnarvon Highway
St George Thallon Mungindi 111 km (69 mi)

National Route 83
  • Eyre Developmental Road
  • Diamantina Developmental Road
  • Barkly Highway
  • Burke Developmental Road
Birdsville Boulia, Dajarra, Mount Isa and Cloncurry Normanton 1,185 km (736 mi) Duplexed with Barkly Highway (A2) from Mount Isa to Cloncurry
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