Road Photos & Information: Queensland
  Burke Developmental Road (State Route 27)

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State Route 27 in Far North Queensland is an inland rural route, west of Cairns. It connects remote towns west of the Atherton Tablelands with the eastern coastal regions around Cairns.

The route is a undivided single carriageway, with continuous seal to the town of Almaden. Beyond Almaden, the route is a mix of mostly gravel and small sealed sections. 3

The themed Wheelbarrow Way route is named after the pioneers who wheeled their belongings through the area in the 1800s. 4

Multiplexes along the route include:

Chillagoe to Mareeba   Mareeba to Chillagoe
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Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign at Chillagoe, January 2014.

Image © Terry Siva

  Trailblazer:
Faded SR27 trailblazer at Tabacum, January 2014.

Image © Terry Siva

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Almaden-Gingerella Rd at Almaden, January 2014.

Image © Terry Siva

  Intersection Directional Sign:
AD sign acting as an ID sign at Dimbulah, corner of Dimbulah-Chillagoe Rd, January 2014.

Image © Terry Siva

Distance Sign:
RD sign at Almaden, January 2014.

Image © Terry Siva

  Distance Sign:
Reassurance directional sign at Dimbulah, January 2014.

Image © Terry Siva

      Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Petford approaching Herberton-Petford Rd, January 2014.

Image © Terry Siva

      AD sign:
Advance directional sign approaching Almaden-Gingerlla Rd at Almaden, January 2014.

Image © Terry Siva

      RD sign:
Distance sign at Almaden, January 2014.

Image © Terry Siva

      Distance sign:
RD sign at Chillagoe, January 2014. This is the last sign with SR27 on Burke Developmental Rd and may be in error.

Image © Terry Siva

1 Department of Transport and Main Roads, Map of Far North Road Region, 2011
2 Department of Transport and Main Roads, Map of North West Road Region, 2011
3 Terry Siva
4 Mission Beach Tourism, Tropical North Queensland Hidden Secrets Handbook, Page 19

Last updated: 26-Jan-2014 19:44

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