Barkly Hwy crossings at West and Miles streets are getting a $2.5m makeover to enhance their visual appeal, improve access and cycling safety.
Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the works would deliver new pedestrian access ramps, widened footpaths and audible push buttons at the traffic signals.
“Motorists will benefit from new right-turn lanes with controlled signals, designated left turns, improved street lighting and new line marking,” Mr Bailey said.
“There is also a new shared bike lane through the Miles St intersection.”
It is expected to be complete by November 2018.
Mr Bailey said nine more intersection upgrades connected to the Barkly Highway between Mount Isa and Cloncurry are expected to start this financial year under the Northern Australia Roads Program.