The delivery of the northbound and southbound overtaking lanes at Bundure, about 38 kilometres north of Jerilderie, is now complete.
Transport for NSW is partnering with BMD and AECOM as strategic partners in the Newell Highway Program Alliance.
This strategic partnership will deliver at least 30 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 45 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 25 minutes of travel time savings along the length of the Newell Highway from the Victorian to the Queensland border.
Work on the northbound and southbound overtaking lanes at Bundure, about 38 kilometres north of Jerilderie, is now complete.
Once completed, road users travelling on the Newell Highway through Bundure will experience increased overtaking opportunities to help improve journey reliability.
Other benefits of the project include:
- improved safety for all road users
- reduced travel times
- more accurate travel planning
- improved freight efficiency.