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Coobang

The delivery of the northbound overtaking lane, about five kilometres north of Parkes, is now 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 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 border to the Queensland border.

Work on the Coobang project, an extension of the northbound overtaking lane on the Newell Highway five kilometres north of Parkes, was completed on Thursday 10 December 2020.

Other benefits of the project include:

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

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Now completed, road users travelling on the Newell Highway north of Parkes will experience increased overtaking opportunities to help improve journey reliability.

Other benefits of the project include:

  • improve safety for all road users
  • reduced travel times
  • more accurate travel planning
  • improved freight efficiency
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