Newell Highway overtaking lanes power on
Wednesday, 1 July 2020
The Newell Highway upgrade continues to power ahead with three new overtaking lanes in the State’s south now complete.
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the three new overtaking lanes near Finley and Jerilderie were part of the NSW Government’s $500 million commitment to improve safety, reduce travel times and improve freight productivity along the Newell Highway.
“The Newell Highway upgrade progam will deliver about 30 new overtaking lanes over four years along our State’s longest highway saving road users 25 minutes of travel time from the Queensland to Victorian border,” Mr Toole said.
“The completion of the southbound overtaking lane south of Finley and north and southbound overtaking lanes north of Jerilderie brings the number of completed lanes to 12, with another six currently in construction.”
Member for Albury Justin Clancy said the construction of the overtaking lanes had given the local area a much-needed economic boost.
“The Bundure and Fullers projects employed 50 people using local contractors and suppliers which has had important flow on effects for nearby communities,” Mr Clancy said.
“The Newell Highway upgrade is a great example of how the Liberals and Nationals are working together to invest and improve infrastructure in the regions, especially along key transport corridors.
“This will ensure all road users experience safer, faster and more reliable journeys as well as improving freight productivity.”