The Sunshine State
Queensland border signage on Pacific Highway at Tweed Heads. Nov 2005.
Queensland's Road History
Welcome to Queensland, the Sunshine State. Queensland has about 180,000km of roads across the state, ranging from the eight-lane Pacific Motorway to unformed tracks in the west and north of the State. Of these roads, the Main Roads Department is responsible for approximately 34,000km under the Transport Infrastructure Act 1994.
Queensland has had its own unique problems with road construction, typically concerning a concentration of the population in the south east of the State, heavy rainfall along the coast with many large watercourses to be crossed, the isolation of the south west and western parts of the state and the massive inland rivers that lay dormant for nine months of the year before turning into several-kilometre-wide raging torrents.
Follow the links above to learn about Queensland's motorways, highways and developmental roads and every other numbered route in Queensland. The Special Features section will also cover features that don't quite fit in with the other categories and the History section will cover a history of road planning, design and construction in Queensland.
If you have any photographs of Queensland roads that you would like to see on this site, please submit them to this email address