Road Photos & Information: Queensland
M1 A1   Pacific Motorway, Gateway Motorway & Bruce Highway (M1 / A1) - Former Alignment: Bowen to Cairns


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General Information:

The M1 / A1 corridor is the main coastal route from the NSW border to the northern tip of the east coast of Australia, and links major cities and towns with Brisbane, and beyond the NSW border, Sydney.

Bruce Highway:

Bruce Highway is named after former Minister of Public Works, Henry Bruce 1 and connects Brisbane with all coastal regions north of the city.

The route is freeway standard from the Gateway Motorway interchange to Curra, north of Cooroy. From there, the route alternates between single and dual carriageway, and passes through rural, residential, industrial and commercial areas.


Bruce Highway:

This page concentrates the former alignment between Bowen and Cairns

Bowen to Cairns   Cairns to Bowen
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Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign assembly facing Railway Av in Cluden, May 2011.

Image © Terry Siva

  Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign at Annandale, November 2013.

Image © Terry Siva

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching the Nathan St (SR13) interchange at Annandale, November 2013.

Image © Terry Siva


1 Nambour Chronicle, 26 October 1934
2 Tyler Bullock
3 Queensland Cabinet and Ministerial Directory, Media Statements, Veales Road Intersection Safety Improvements
4 Queensland Cabinet and Ministeral Directory, Media Statements, New bridge names honour Tully region, 17 November 2009
5 Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, Media Releases, Cardwell Range Realignment Opens to Traffic, 1 November 2013
6 Department of Transport and Main Roads, Projects, Wrights Creek bridge upgrade
7 Department of Transport and Main Roads, Projects, Bruce Highway Upgrade (Vantassel to Cluden) Project update, October 2014
8 Department of Transport and Main Roads, Projects, Melton Black Drive intersection upgrade project

Last updated: 08-Jul-2020 8:15

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