Road Photos & Information: Queensland
  Castlereagh Highway, Carnarvon Highway, Gregory Highway, Carnarvon Developmental Road & Gregory Developmental Road (National Route 55) (Decommissioned)

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General Information:

National Route 55 was a rural highway that linked the NSW Central West with North Queensland. The route was a mostly single carriageway route, linking a number of key towns and highways in the rural heartland of NSW and QLD.

The Queensland portion serviced a number of farming communities, most of which produce cattle or cotton.

Multiplexes along the route include:

History:

NSW Border to Charters Towers   Charters Towers to NSW Border
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NEW NSW / QLD Border:
Castlereagh Hwy (NR55) as it crosses from New South Wales into Queensland at Hebel, December 2003.

Image © Michael Greenslade

  NEW Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Carnarvon Hwy (NR55) at Euthulla approaching Roma-Taroom Rd, April 2004.

Image © Michael Greenslade

NEW Black Advance Directional Sign:
Black AD sign that likely predates the introduction of NR55 approaching Bollon-Dirranbandi Rd at Dirranbandi, December 2003. NR55 turns right at this location.

Image © Michael Greenslade

  NEW Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Carnarvon Hwy (Quintin St) (NR55) at Roma approaching Warrego Hwy (NH-A2) and Bowen St, April 2004.

Image © Michael Greenslade

NEW Black Reassurance Directional Sign:
Black distance sign that likely predates the introduction of NR55 at Dirranbandi, December 2003.

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  NEW Black Reassurance Directional Sign:
Black distance sign at Roma, April 2004.

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NEW Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign at Noondoo, December 2003.

Image © Michael Greenslade

  NEW Advance Directional Sign:
ID sign on Moonie Hwy (SR49) approaching Carnarvon Hwy (NR55 / SR49), December 2003. The SR49 duplex along NR55 begins at this location.

Image © Michael Greenslade

NEW Black Advance Directional Sign:
Black AD sign at St George approaching Balonne Hwy (SR49), December 2003. The SR49 duplex starts at this junction.

Image © Michael Greenslade

  NEW Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign at St George, December 2003. Note the incorrect shield type and missing SR49 shield.

Image © Michael Greenslade

NEW Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign at St George, December 2003. Note the incorrect shield for SR49.

Image © Michael Greenslade

  NEW Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at St George approaching Balonne Hwy (SR49), December 2003. The SR49 duplex ends at this junction.

Image © Michael Greenslade

NEW Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign at St George, December 2003.

Image © Michael Greenslade

  NEW Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at St George approaching Carnarvon Hwy (NR46), December 2003. NR46 is straight ahead and NR55 turns right at this junction and becomes Castlereagh Hwy, contrary to the sign.

Image © Michael Greenslade

Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign on Carnarvon Hwy (NR55) at Roma, April 2004.

Image © Michael Greenslade

  NEW Trailblazer:
NR55 trailblazer on Castlereagh Hwy (NR55) at St George, December 2003.

Image © Michael Greenslade

Trailblazer & Kilometre Plate:
NR55 trailblazer and kilometre plate at Euthulla, April 2004.

Image © Michael Greenslade

  NEW Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Noondoo approaching Mungindi Rd, December 2003. NR55 turns right at this location.

Image © Michael Greenslade

      NEW Dirranbandi:
Castlereagh Hwy (NR55) as it passes through Dirranbandi, December 2003.

Image © Michael Greenslade

      NEW Trailblazer:
NR55 trailblazer on Castlereagh Hwy (NR55) at Dirranbandi, December 2003.

Image © Michael Greenslade

      NEW Entering Hebel:
Castlereagh Hwy (NR55) as it enters the town of Hebel, December 2003.

Image © Michael Greenslade

      NEW Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Castlereagh Hwy (NR55) approaching Hebel-Goodooga Rd, December 2003. NR55 turns left at this location. Note the missing NR55 shield.

Image © Michael Greenslade

Click here for the continuation of National Route 55 in New South Wales

1 Map of the State Road Network of Queensland, 30 June 2008
2 Balonne Shire Annual Report 2003-2004
3 Sam Laybutt (Ozroads)
4 Balonne Shire Annual Report 2004-2005

Last updated: 17-Sep-2020 23:08

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