Northern Territory – Queensland
|Barkly Highway in Queensland|
|Length||755 km (469 mi)|
|Allocation||Tennant Creek - NT/Qld Border:|
|West end||Stuart Highway, Tennant Creek, Northern Territory|
| Tablelands Highway
Diamantina Developmental Road
Burke Developmental Road
|East end||Landsborough Highway, Cloncurry, Queensland|
|Major settlements||Camooweal, Mount Isa|
It runs westward from Cloncurry and the junctions of the Flinders and Landsborough highways to the junction with the Stuart Highway north of Tennant Creek. The entire highway is part of the National Highway system: it is assigned National Route 66; the Queensland portion was recently redesignated as National Route A2.
An upgrade of the Queensland section of the highway between Mount Isa and Camooweal was completed in 2008 and despite the floods of 2009, 2010 and 2011, as of April 2011 the Queensland sections of road are still in good condition.
On the Northern Territory side, the road as of April 2011 was in good condition except for a section near the Queensland Border. The Northern Territory section has a speed limit of 130 km per hour along most of its length
It is the main transport route between Queensland and the Northern Territory, consequently many road trains use it.
List of towns along the Barkly Highway
Media related to Barkly Highway at Wikimedia Commons
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