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The Thomson Developmental Road is a designated sealed road in south-west Queensland running between Longreach and Windorah. 319 kilometres (198 mi), and it was formerly part of National Route 79 from Melbourne to Longreach. Towns en-route are Stonehenge and Jundah, and the road crosses the Thomson River just west of Jundah. The road has no major intersections.The length is
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