Intersection of Newell Highway and Mitchell Highway

Newell Highway and Mitchell Highway intersection upgrade

The NSW Government is investing to upgrade the Newell Highway and Mitchell Highway intersection to improve safety and efficiency. The roundabout will be removed and replaced with traffic lights to better regulate traffic flow.

Latest news

APR 2021

APR 2021Pavement upgrade

From Thursday 15 April 2021, Transport for NSW will start pavement investigation work on the eastern side of the Newell Highway and northern side of the Mitchell Highway ahead of building the new pavement from Tuesday 27 April 2021.

Please refer to April 2021 project notification (PDF, 103Kb) for more information.

FEB 2021

FEB 2021Roundabout removal

Removal of the Newell Highway Mitchell Highway intersection roundabout is underway with minor morning delays expected. Temporary traffic lights will also be erected, however the intersection will continue to operate as a roundabout until these are switched in in mid-March. We would like to thank motorists for their patience during this busy part of the upgrade.

FEB 2021

FEB 2021Baird St traffic light installation

Work to install a new set of traffic lights and a dedicated right turn lane has commence at the intersection of Newell Highway and Baird Street in Dubbo.

View the media release for more information.

FEB 2020

FEB 2020Consultation Report is now available

Transport for NSW invited the community and stakeholders to view the proposed design for the Newell Highway and Mitchell Highway intersection upgrade from Monday 27 May 2019 until Friday 28 June 2019. During this time, Transport for NSW received a total of 107 responses to the design.

The Building a better Dubbo 2019 Consultation Report (PDF, 8.25Mb) is available to view or download. The report provides a summary of all suggestions, issues and concerns raised by the community and stakeholders in submissions to the Newell Highway and Mitchell Highway intersection upgrade, as well as Transport for NSW's responses.

NOV 2019

NOV 2019Modified design

The NSW Government has modified the design for the intersection at Baird Street and the Newell Highway after listening to the Dubbo community.

During the consultation process, Transport for NSW was made aware that restricting right turns around the intersection at Baird Street and the Newell Highway would impact commuters, residents and local businesses.

Based on the feedback, the NSW Government modified the design of the upgrade to include traffic lights, allowing a right hand turn onto Baird Street for vehicles travelling north on the highway.

Newell Highway traffic will also be able to turn right onto Baird Street to travel towards West Dubbo.

The installation of traffic lights at Baird Street will be part of the broader project to remove the roundabout at the Newell Highway and Mitchell Highway intersection and install traffic lights.

See the movie file and image of the intersection design changes below.

Project information

This critical upgrade will reduce congestion at this busy intersection for locals and for traffic travelling through Dubbo. The Newell Highway and Mitchell Highway are part of the National Land Transport Network - an essential link for businesses and industries connecting major cities and regions. These routes are a vital part of the road network through Dubbo and the surrounding region.

During early development of the project, businesses and residents on each leg of the roundabout were consulted with and advised that the project was being developed. Consultation with stakeholders and businesses started in 2018. Once a more detailed design of the upgrade was complete, the project team met with stakeholders in 2019 and these meetings are continuing.

Transport for NSW is committed to keeping the community informed throughout the development of the project and will continue to meet with stakeholders near the project.

The Newell Highway and Mitchell Highway intersection upgrade includes the following features:

  • Traffic lights will replace the existing roundabout
  • New pedestrian crossings on all four sides of the intersection, with foot ramps to improve wheelchair and pram access
  • Intersection widening to allow for increasing traffic volumes
  • Additional merge lane that minimises parking loss at Victoria Street shops
  • Relocation of underground utilities and overhead power
  • Safer turn paths for road trains (up to 36.5m long)
  • New stormwater system to improve drainage in a high rainfall event.

Utility relocation, drainage upgrades and concreting works (including footpaths) are nearing completion.

Works to remove the existing roundabout have commenced, with temporary traffic signals to be utilised until permanent structures are in place.

As a direct result of community feedback, the Newell Highway and Baird Street intersection is also receiving an upgrade to include a set of traffic lights and a designated right turn lane.

We are committed to keeping the community and stakeholders informed as the project progresses.

The project is expected to open to traffic late 2021, weather permitting.

View the proposed Newell Highway and Mitchell Highway intersection upgrade.

View the proposed Newell Highway and Mitchell Highway intersection upgrade.

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Project documents

Community information

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May 2021 project notification

Changed traffic conditions on the Mitchell Highway including the LH Ford Bridge in Dubbo on Tuesday 11 May 2021

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April 2021 project notification

Changed traffic conditions at the Newell Highway and Mitchell Highway intersection, Dubbo from Thursday 15 April 2021 to carry out pavement investigation and upgrade work.

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April 2021 project notification

Detour arrangements on the Newell Highway and Mitchell Highway intersection from Thursday 15 April 2021.

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September 2020 project notification

Closure of Baird Street at the Newell Highway intersection, from Monday 7 September for approximately five days.

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September 2020 project notification

Changed traffic conditions on the Newell Highway and Mitchell Highway, near the intersection, from Sunday 6 September for night time drainage work.

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August 2020 project notification

Watermain relocations on the Newell Highway and Mitchell Highway, Dubbo from Monday 10 August.

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July 2020 project notification

Drainage work on the Newell Highway near Elizabeth Street and Elizabeth Lane, Dubbo from Monday 3 August.

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July 2020 project notification

Retaining wall upgrade on the Newell Highway, Dubbo from Wednesday 29 July.

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July 2020 project notification

Utility relocation on the Mitchell Highway and Newell Highway, Dubbo from Sunday 19 July.

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June 2020 project notification

Slip lane closure at Mitchell Highway and Newell Highway intersection, Dubbo from Friday 26 June.

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May 2020 project notification

Utility relocation at Newell Highway and Baird Street intersection, Dubbo from Monday 18 May.

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May 2020 project notification

Road closures at Mitchell Highway and Stonehaven Avenue; Beni Street intersections; Dubbo from Monday 18 May.

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April 2020 project notification

Utility relocation at Newell Highway and Mitchell Highway intersection, Dubbo from Monday 4 May.

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April 2020 project notification

Subscribe for updates on the Newell Highway and Mitchell Highway intersection upgrade.

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Building a better Dubbo 2019 Consultation Report

Report includes a summary of issues raised and Transport for NSW responses.

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November 2019 Stakeholder letter

Baird Street intersection redesigned, based on community feedback.

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May 2019 community update

Building a better Dubbo - Road work, that works for you.

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May 2019 project poster

Building a better Dubbo - Road work, that works for you.

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February 2020 frequently asked questions

Newell Highway and Mitchell Highway intersection upgrade.

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2019 project poster

Know the facts.

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Reports

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April 2019 review of environmental factors report

Newell and Mitchell Highways Intersection Upgrade main report.

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April 2019 review of environmental factors report

Appendices A, B, C & E.

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April 2019 review of environmental factors report

Appendix D - Part 1.

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April 2019 review of environmental factors report

Appendix D - Part 2.

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April 2019 review of environmental factors report

Appendix D - Part 3.

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