Road Photos & Information: Queensland
Route Number   Wide Bay Highway, Bunya Highway, Moonie Highway & Balonne Highway (State Route 85)

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General Information:

State Route 85 is a rural route linking the central southwest border towns of Queensland with Goondiwindi.

Named after the Barwon River, which parallels the route, SR85 passes through mainly rural farmland and a handful of small towns.

History:

Nindigully to Goondiwindi   Goondiwindi to Nindigully
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Services sign:
Services sign, eastbound near Weengallon, October 2005.

Image © Paul Rands

 

Black Advance Directional Sign:
Black AD sign on Lagoon St, Goondiwindi, approaching Brennans Rd and Barwon Hwy (SR85), January 2004. Note the remnant NH39 shield.

Image © Michael Greenslade

Services sign:
Services sign, eastbound at Weengallon, October 2005.

Image © Paul Rands

  NEW! Lagoon Street & Brennans Road:
ID sign at the corner of Barwon Hwy (SR85), Lagoon St and Brennans Rd at Goondiwindi, January 2003.

Image © Michael Greenslade

Kilometre Plate:
Kilometre plate near Talwood, showing distance to Goondiwindi, October 2005.

Image © Paul Rands

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Goondiwindi approaching Lagoon St (former NH39) and Brennans Rd, May 2011. SR85 turns right at this junction.

Image © Rob Tilley

Talwood:
Barwon Hwy (SR85) as it enters the town of Talwood, October 2005.

Image © Paul Rands

  Intersection Directional Signs:
ID signs at the junction with Lagoon St and Brennans Rd in Goondiwindi, May 2011.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching North Talwood Rd & Walwood-Mungindi Rd at Talwood, October 2005.

Image © Paul Rands

 

Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign on Barwon Hwy (SR85) at Goondiwindi, January 2004.

Image © Michael Greenslade

Services sign:
Services sign, eastbound at Bungunya, October 2005.

Image © Paul Rands

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Barwon Hwy (SR85) approaching Carnarvon Hwy (NR46) at Nindigully, June 2012.

Image © Peter Renshaw

Main Street:
Corner of Barwon Hwy (SR85) and Main St at Bungunya, October 2005.

Image © Paul Rands

  Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign with badly coverplated A46 route number at the junction with Carnarvon Hwy (NR46) at Nindigully, June 2012. The is the western terminus of SR85.

Image © Peter Renshaw

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Bungunya approaching Meandarra-Talwood Rd (SR74), October 2005.

Image © Paul Rands

     
Meandarra-Talwood Road:
Corner of Barwon Hwy (SR85) and Meandarra-Talwood Rd (SR74) at Bungunya, October 2005.

Image © Paul Rands

     
Distance Sign:
Reassurance directional sign as Barwon Hwy (SR85) leaves Bungunya, October 2005.

Image © Paul Rands

     
Toobeah:
Barwon Hwy (SR85) as it enters the town of Toobeah, October 2005.

Image © Paul Rands

     
Toobeah:
Barwon Hwy (SR85) as it passes through the town of Toobeah, October 2005.

Image © Paul Rands

     
Level Crossing:
Railway level crossing in Toobeah, as the Barwon Hwy (SR85) crosses the southwestern freight line, October 2005.

Image © Paul Rands

     
Tourist Radio Sign:
Aging services sign for tourist radio as Barwon Hwy reaches the outskirts of Goondiwindi, October 2005.

Image © Paul Rands

     
Services Sign:
Services sign indicating Goondiwindi has a full RACQ roadside service provider in town, October 2005.

Image © Paul Rands

     
Prohibition Sign:
Regulatory sign prohibiting road trains and B-double trucks within the Goondiwindi CBD, October 2005.

Image © Paul Rands

     
Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Lagoon St and Russell St, SR85 turns left at this junction and the NH39 duplex has since been removed, October 2005. Since this photo was taken, this sign has been replaced.

Image © Paul Rands

     
Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Lagoon St and Russell St, SR85 turns left at this junction and the NH39 routing has since been removed, October 2005. Since this photo was taken, this sign has been replaced.

Image © Paul Rands

     
Reassurance Directional Sign:
RD sign at Goondiwindi, September 2014. Click here for a photo of this location by Michael Greenslade from January 2004 featuring a black sign.

Image © Dean Sherry

     

1 Transport & Main Roads, Queensland state-controlled roads and region maps, South West Region
2 Queensland Government, Ministerial Media Statements, Barwon Highway upgrade to help keep local jobs, 19 February 2009

Last updated: 21-Oct-2021 19:25

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