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National Highway A2 (Warrego Highway)

Queensland's National Highway A2 starts 6 km east of Ispwich near Brisbane at the Cunningham Highway (NH15) interchange and ends at Camooweal near the Northern Territory border.

A federally funded road, it passes through many well-know centres including Mount Isa, Cloncurry, Longreach, Roma, Toowoomba and others. It includes the Barkley, Landsborough and Warrego Highways. There is a section of Alternative A2 from Morven to Augathella via Charleville. NH-A2 is complete dual carriageway and sections of freeway between Ipswich and Toowoomba.

Length:
2025 km
Route Numbers:   Formerly 
Information courtesy of Michael Greenslade and QMR's Guide to Queensland Roads.

Advance Directional Sign
Signage directing traffic for the Warrego Highway intersection (from the Gore Highway) at West Toowoomba, October 2005.

Image © Paul Rands

Heavy Vehicle Sign
As you approach the NH-A2 intersection at West Toowoomba, you see this sign offering a route through town for heavy vehicles, October 2005.

Image © Paul Rands


Westbound Slip Lane
Westbound slip lane for the Warrego Highway at West Toowoomba, 2005.

Top Image © Paul Rands / Bottom Image © Rob Tilley

Distance Sign

Distance sign near a major shopping centre at West Toowoomba on the Warrego Hwy / Davis Street. Looking eastbound, October 2005.

Image © Paul Rands

West Street and Warrego Highway Intersection
Signage for West Street as you head towards the Toowoomba CBD on the Warrego Hwy. Looking eastbound, October 2005.

Image © Paul Rands

West Street & James Street Intersection
James Street is the local name for the Warrego Highway at Toowoomba, looking in a northerly direction, October 2005.

Image © Paul Rands

West Street & James Street Intersection
James Street is the local name for the Warrego Highway at Toowoomba, looking in a northerly direction, October 2005.

Image © Paul Rands

New England Highway & Warrego Highway AD Sign
Sign giving options for roundabout traffic on the intersection of Airport Drive and Lomandra Drive. Looking eastbound, October 2005.

Image © Paul Rands

New England Highway & Warrego Highway AD Sign
Sign giving options for roundabout traffic on the intersection of Airport Drive and Lomandra Drive. Looking eastbound, October 2005.

Image © Paul Rands

Advance Direction Sign for New England Highway turn
New England Highway is staggered along the Warrego Highway in Toowoomba and turns off onto Hume Street. Eastbound October 2005.

Image © Paul Rands

Hume Street Intersection
Looking east in Toowoomba as the New England Highway continues along Hume Street. October 2005.

Image © Paul Rands

ID Sign
Intersection directional sign on Ruthven Street at Toowoomba directing traffic via Bridge Street and Newtown to access the Warrego Highway. April 2005.

Image © Rob Tilley

Approaching East Toowoomba
Looking east on the Warrego Highway as the road begins to makes its decent onto the plains. October 2005.

Image © Paul Rands

Warrego Highway East Toowoomba
Looking  at the tight corner for the run into Brisbane, October 2005.

Image © Paul Rands

Directional Signage
Signage used to reassure motorists the way to Brisbane in East Toowoomba, on the corner of Warrego Hwy and James Street (Continuation). October 2005.

Image © Paul Rands

VMS and Highway
Warrego Highway as it briefly heads north before the decent down the Toowoomba Range at East Toowoomba. Note the highlight around the stop sign on the left on Ipswich Street. October 2005.

Image © Paul Rands

Sign Warning of Conditions Ahead
Signage warning of the steep grade down the Toowoomba Range. October 2005.

Image © Paul Rands

Directional Signage
On the corner of Warrego Hwy and Margaret St just before the Toowoomba Range.

Image © Paul Rands

Directional Signage
On the corner of Warrego Hwy and Margaret St just before the Toowoomba Range. April 2005

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Signage
Signage approaching the NH-A2 from Margaret Steet in East Toowoomba, April 2005.

Image © Rob Tilley


Sign Warning of Conditions Ahead
Signage warning of the steep 10% grade down the Toowoomba Range. 2005.

Top Image © Paul Rands / Bottom Image © Rob Tilley

Speed Camera Signage
This must be a great money spinner as people try ever so hard to remotely stick to the speed limit. Toowoomba Range, October 2005.

Image © Paul Rands

Toowoomba Range
Eastbound as you travel down the Toowoomba Range, April 2005.

Image © Rob Tilley

Emergency Stopping Bed Sign
Sign indicating an emergency stoppingbed or safety ramp is not far away for vehicles that may be out of control. October 2005.

Image © Paul Rands

Emergency Stopping Bed Sign
Slighty unusual in its setup, this sign indicating an emergency stopping bed or safety ramp is not far away for vehicles that may be out of control. October 2005.

Image © Paul Rands

Sign Warning of Conditions Ahead
Signage warning of the steep grade down the Toowoomba Range. October 2005.

Image © Paul Rands

Sign Warning of Conditions Ahead
Signage warning of the steep 10% grade down the Toowoomba Range. October 2005.

Image © Paul Rands

View down the Toowoomba Range
Looking towards Brisbane down the range, this photo really highlights how steep this section of road is. October 2005.

Image © Paul Rands

Warrego Highway Withcott
The eastbound carriageway of the highway as passes through the shopping precinct of Withcott, near Toowoomba. October 2005.

Image © Paul Rands

Warrego Highway Withcott
The eastbound carriageway of the highway as leaving Withcott, near Toowoomba. October 2005.

Image © Paul Rands

Advance Directional Sign
Eastbound AD near Withcott and Postman's Ridge, approaching the intersection with Murphy's Creek Road, which is an old section of the Warrego Highway. April 2005.

Image © Rob Tilley


Gatton Shire Signage
Signage welcoming motorists to the Gatton area, with a qualified tourist information sign underneath. Helidon, 2005.

Top Image © Paul Rands / Bottom Image © Rob Tilley


Advance Exit Sign
Sign indicating nearby towns available from the next exit. Helidon, 2005.

Top Image © Paul Rands / Bottom Image © Rob Tilley

Diagrammatic Signage
Interestingly laid out sign showing how to get to the nearby turn-off to Warwick. Note the undersize trailblazer coverplate. Helidon, April 2005.

Image © Rob Tilley


Helidon & Gatton Exit
Exit to Helidon and the town of Gatton. Helidon, 2005.

Top Image © Paul Rands / Bottom Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Exit Sign
Eastbound sign approaching the interchange with Gatton-Esk Road at Gatton, April 2005.

Image © Rob Tilley

Signage Patch Work
Close up of one of the many coverplates on signs along this route. The old route number was National Highway 54. May 2005.

Image © Jason Andrews

Distance Sign
Looking westbound, this is the distance sign just after the Pine Mountain Road (SR38) exit near Ipswich. May 2005. This sign is the only mention of Darwin for many, many kilometres.

Image © Jason Andrews

Warrego Highway Westbound
This is the A2 as you head west near the Pine Mountain Road exit. May 2005.

Image © Jason Andrews