Road Photos & Information: Queensland: Alphanumeric Routes
Intersection directional sign at the corner of Bruce Highway (A1) and Wide Bay Highway (SR49) at Bells Bridge. October 2010. Image © Rob Tilley

Planning for an alphanumeric route marking system goes back to 1997, when all the States and Territories agreed to convert to alphanumeric style route marking, in order to have a nationally consistent route marking scheme. The first alphanumeric route for Queensland was M1. This was implemented in September 2000, with the upgrade of the Pacific Motorway between Eight Mile Plains and Tugun.

Here's a run down of alphanumeric routes in Brisbane metropolitan area:

Below are the various routes this site has photos of. The routes are sorted by their route number, not their classification.

Route Number: Description: Preview:
M1 A1 M1/A1 (NSW Border to Cairns):
Pacific Motorway, Gateway Motorway and Bruce Highway
M2 A2 M/A2 (Eight Mile Plains to NT Border):
Gateway Motorway, Logan Motorway, Ipswich Motorway, Warrego Highway, Landsborough Highway and Barkly Highway


ALT-A2 (Morven to Augathella):
Warrego Highway & Mitchell Highway
M3 A3 M/A3 (Eight Mile Plains to Bald Hills):
Pacific Motorway, Coronation Drive, Hale Street, Inner City Bypass, Gympie Road and Gympie Arterial Road
A3 A3 (Darling Downs to Rockhampton):
New England Highway, D'Aguilar Highway & Burnett Highway
A4 A4 (Rockhampton to Barcaldine):
Capricorn Highway
M5 A5 M/A5 (Kelvin Grove to Darra):
Centenary Highway and Western Freeway
A5 A5 (Goondiwindi to Rockhampton):
Leichhardt Highway
A6 A6 (Townsville to Cloncurry):
Flinders Highway
M6 A6 (Loganholme To Drewvale):
Logan Motorway
M7 A7 M/A7 (Gailes to Hendra):
Ipswich Motorway, Ipswich Road, Clem Jones Tunnel, Airport Link Tunnel & East-West Arterial Road
A7 A7 (Roma to Charters Towers):
Carnarvon Highway, Dawson Highway & Gregory Highway
M15 M15 (Dinmore to Blackstone):
Cunningham Highway
A39 A39 (NSW Border to Toowoomba):
Cunningham Highway, Leichhardt Highway and Gore Highway
A55 A55 (NSW Border to Roma):
Castlereagh Highway and Carnarvon Highway
A71 A71 (NSW Border to Charleville):
Mitchell Highway

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Last updated: 07-Jul-2020 18:55

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