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The Burke Developmental Road is a Queensland (Australia) developmental road. It links Cloncurry and Normanton in a south–north direction, then continues to the east 30 km north from Normanton, till Dimbulah, where it becomes the Mareeba Dimbulah Road.[2]

Burke Developmental Road

Burke Developmental Road near Karumba.jpg
Start of unsealed portion of northeast-bound Burke Developmental Road east of Karumba
Burke Developmental Road (green on black).
General information
TypeRoad
Length1,035 km (643 mi)
Route number(s) National Route 83
State Route 27
Major junctions
South end Barkly Highway /
Flinders Highway, east of Cloncurry
East end Mareeba Dimbulah Road, Dimbulah
Location(s)
Major suburbsNormanton, Mungana, Chillagoe[1]

The road crosses the Gilbert River. This bridge was named after two of the region's indigenous leaders, Lily and Jubilee Slattery.[3] A major unsealed section begins about 45 km north of Normanton and continues until Chillagoe. As of 2014, some sections totaling about 15 km are unsealed between Chillagoe and Dimbulah. It may become impassable during the wet season. In mid-2007, A$28 million worth of funding was allocated for the widening of the road.[4]

Major intersectionsEdit

LGALocationkmmiDestinationsNotes
CloncurryCloncurry00.0  Barkly Highway (National Route A2) west - Mount Isa /
east - Cloncurry, Hughenden, Winton
Southern end of Burke Developmental Road. National Route 83 continues west concurrent with Barkly Highway.
Four Ways180110Wills Developmental Road - south-east - Julia CreekSouthern concurrency terminus with Wills Developmental Road
181112Wills Developmental Road - north-west - GregoryNorthern concurrency terminus with Wills Developmental Road
Flinders River318198Bridge
CarpentariaNormanton373232  Gulf Developmental Road (National Route 1) south-east - CroydonSouthern concurrency terminus with National Route 1
375233  Savannah Way (National Route 1) - south-west - Carpentaria[5], BurketownNorthern concurrency terminus with National Route 1
Norman River381237EB Whyte Bridge[6] - National Route 83 terminates here. Burke Developmental Road continues as State Route 27.
CarpentariaHowitt410250Karumba Road - west - KarumbaSee map of Howitt[7]
Gilbert River483300Lily and Jubilee Slattery Bridge[3]
Middle Creek546339Bridge
Staaten River569354Bridge
CarpentariaMaramie640400Dunbar Kowanyama Road - north-west - KowanyamaSee map of Maramie[8]
Lynd River764475Bridge
Walsh River820510Bridge
Walsh River908564Bridge
MareebaPetford1,003623Herberton-Petford Road - south-east - HerbertonSee map of Petford[9]
Emu Creek1,005624Bridge
MareebaDimbulah1,035643  Mareeba Dimbulah Road - east - MareebaNorthern end of Burke Developmental Road (Dimbulah town centre).
State Route 27 continues east to Mareeba as Mareeba Dimbulah Road.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://maps.bonzle.com/c/a?a=p&p=169488&cmd=sp
  2. ^ Queensland Government - Department of Transport and Main Roads - Maps
  3. ^ a b "Bridge named in honour of Indigenous leaders". ABC News Online. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 30 June 2009. Retrieved 10 March 2011.
  4. ^ "North-west Qld shares in road funds". ABC Western Queensland. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 2 July 2007. Retrieved 10 March 2011.
  5. ^ Google (1 August 2017). "Carpentaria, Queensland" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Norman River Bridge". Carpentaria Shire Council. Archived from the original on 9 July 2014. Retrieved 9 July 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  7. ^ Google (1 August 2017). "Howitt, Queensland" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  8. ^ Google (1 August 2017). "Maramie, Queensland" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  9. ^ Google (1 August 2017). "Petford, Queensland" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 1 August 2017.