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Barkly Highway (Cloncurry – Mount Isa) Intersection Upgrades in the Mount Isa Urban Area

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Funding Programme:Northern Australia Roads Programme
Status:Not started
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Early 2019 - Late 2019
Estimated Project Cost:$6,230,000
Australian Government Contribution:$4,960,000
Local Council/Shire:Mount Isa City Council
State:QLD
Corridor:Townsville - Mount Isa

Project Description

The Barkly Highway is a key link in the logistics supply chain supporting agriculture and mining in the North West of Queensland.

The scope of works for this project involves upgrading nine intersections on the Barkly Highway through the Mt Isa urban area.

Benefits

This project will address safety and traffic performance issues relating to heavy vehicle traffic movements through the Mt Isa urban area.

This project will provide the following benefits: 

  • improved road safety, by providing pedestrian facilities, right and left turning lanes, signal
  • reprograming/right turning filtration/new signalisation of intersections to current standards
  • improved pedestrian facilities at intersections
  • improved drainage at intersections
  • improved reliability and efficiency of freight movements within the Mount Isa urban area
  • strengthened road pavement in the intersections

Funding

The Australian Government has committed up to $4.96 million towards this $6.23 million project.

Timetable

Construction is expected to commence in early-2019, noting that the project is still in the early stages of development and the above project timelines are subject to change.

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Project details last updated: 8/02/2017