The NSW Government is funding important upgrades on the New England Highway as part of its Saving Lives on Country Roads program.
FEB 2022Continuing work on New England Highway upgrade at Kootingal
Transport for NSW is continuing work on the New England Highway at Kootingal. Work commenced on Wednesday 16 February and is expected to take four weeks, weather permitting.More information
Lane closures and a 40km/h speed limit will be in place during work hours and may affect travel times.
For more information see the February 2022 project notification (PDF, 306Kb).
JAN 2022Safety improvements at Nemingha
Major work is taking place on the New England Highway from just north of Nundle Road to just south of Wollanda Road. Read more about these important safety improvements in the January 2022 project notification (PDF, 297Kb).
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The NSW Government has developed the Saving Lives on Country Roads program to help address the disproportionate number of people dying on country roads. The program has been designed to deliver safety improvements for high risk country roads.
In the next three years $50 million will be spent to improve safety on the New England Highway between Willow Tree and Uralla.
The package of safety improvement work includes:
- Installing widened centre line to increase the separation between oncoming vehicles
- Road widening and drainage improvement
- Improving the road surface for a smoother and safer journey on the New England Highway, which is a vital regional road carrying essential freight
- Installing roadside safety barrier to reduce the risk of vehicles leaving the highway and hitting an object or oncoming vehicle
- Installing ATLM to reduce run-off-road and head-on crashes by using noise and vibration
February 2022 project notification
Continuing work on New England Highway upgrade at Kootingal.
January 2022 project notification
Work on the New England Highway at Nemingha from Monday 7 February.
February 2021 project notification
Intersection closures at Kootingal.
January 2021 project notification
Start of work on New England Highway safety improvements at Kootingal from Monday 11 January.
September 2020 project notification
Safety improvements on the New England Highway south of Tamworth.
February 2020 project notification
Road work on the New England Highway, Kentucky from Monday 24 February.
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