Newell Highway, Alleena


A new pair of overtaking lanes, about 20 kilometres south of West Wyalong, is being planned as part of the Newell Highway Program Alliance.

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MAY 2021

MAY 2021Registrations to tender for upcoming work are now open!

The Newell Highway Program Alliance (NHPA) is inviting local suppliers and contractors to register their interest to supply a variety of goods and services for the construction of northbound and southbound overtaking lanes at Alleena, about 20 kilometres south of West Wyalong.

Goods and services required could include construction equipment, concrete supply and labour hire.

To register your interest to receive tender packages, please email by midnight Sunday 23 May 2021. 

Initial work on this overtaking lane is due to start in June 2021 and is expected to take about six months to complete.

Project information

Transport for NSW has partnered with BMD and AECOM to form the Newell Highway Program Alliance.

The strategic partnership will deliver about 40 additional overtaking lanes in an estimated four years rather than the likely eight years it would take to fund and deliver this work using traditional procurement methods.

This innovative mode of delivery will result in a minimum of 60 kilometres of new overtaking lanes to improve safety, reduce travel times, allow more accurate travel planning and improve freight productivity.

The new overtaking lanes are expected to provide around 33 minutes of travel time savings along the length of the Newell Highway from the Victorian border to the Queensland border.

The Australian Government approved an additional $59.5 million under Tranche 1 of the Road Safety Program for safety improvement work to be carried out adjacent to seven of the overtaking lane projects.

The work includes widening the road shoulders and centreline, and installing rumble strips along the road.

Once the overtaking lanes are completed, road users on this section of the Newell Highway will experience an increase in road capacity and increased overtaking opportunities.

Other benefits of the project include:

  • improved safety for all road users
  • reduced travel times
  • more accurate travel planning.

The project team will keep the community regularly informed as the work progresses.

Thank you for your understanding while we complete this important work.

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