Northern Territory – Queensland
|Barkly Highway in Queensland|
|Length||755 km (469 mi)|
|National Highway 66 (Entire route)|
|West end||Stuart Highway, Tennant Creek, Northern Territory|
|East end||Landsborough Highway, Cloncurry, Queensland|
|Major settlements||Camooweal, Mount Isa|
|Highways in Australia
National Highway • Freeways in Australia
Highways in the Northern Territory
Highways in Queensland
The highway runs between Cloncurry and the junction with the Stuart Highway north of Tennant Creek, known as the "Threeways". 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 floods of 2009, 2010 and 2011, the Queensland sections of road were in good condition (as of 2015).
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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