Barkly Highway

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Barkly Highway
Northern Territory – Queensland
Barkly Highway Queensland.jpg
Barkly Highway in Queensland
General information
Type Highway
Length 755 km (469 mi)
Route number(s)
  • National Highway 66
  • (Tennant Creek - NT/Qld Border)
  • National Highway A2
  • (NT/Qld Border - Cloncurry)
Former
route number
National Highway 66
(Entire route)
Major junctions
West end Stuart Highway, Tennant Creek, Northern Territory
 
East end Landsborough Highway, Cloncurry, Queensland
Location(s)
Major settlements Camooweal, Mount Isa
Highway system
Highways in Australia
National HighwayFreeways in Australia
Highways in the Northern Territory

The Barkly Highway is a national highway of both Queensland and the Northern Territory.[1]

Description[edit]

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.[2] The Northern Territory section has a speed limit of 130 km per hour along most of its length[3]

It is the main transport route between Queensland and the Northern Territory, consequently many road trains use it.

Approximate road distances (in kilometres) from Mount Isa westwards

List of towns along the Barkly Highway[edit]

See also[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Hema Maps (2005). Australia’s Great Desert Tracks NE Sheet (Map). Eight Mile Plains Queensland. ISBN 978-1-86500-160-0.
  2. ^ "Road Report Website". Northern Territory Government. Retrieved 29 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Northern Territory Information". Gondwananet. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Barkly Highway at Wikimedia Commons