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Newell Highway Program Alliance

The Newell Highway Program Alliance is delivering about 40 additional overtaking lanes and various safety upgrades along the Newell Highway, within about four years.

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NOV 2021

NOV 2021Firetail overtaking lanes & road safety improvements

Firetail overtaking lanes and road safety improvements have now been completed.

The Newell Highway Program Alliance have finished northbound and southbound overtaking lanes and road safety improvement works near the Firetail Rest Area about six kilometres north of Grong Grong. Read more on the Firetail page.

NOV 2021

NOV 2021Call out for local suppliers at Daroobalgie

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 a southbound overtaking lane planned for delivery near Forbes.

Goods and services required could include construction equipment, concrete supply, sealing works, pavement stabilisation, culvert extension and labour hire.

To register your interest as a supplier please email tenders@newellhpa.com.au.

Registration to receive tender packages closes 5pm Monday 15 November 2021.

The work will involve the construction of a southbound overtaking lane.

Initial work on the overtaking lanes is due to start in December 2021 and is expected to take about seven months to complete.

View the November 2021 project notification (PDF, 306Kb) for more information.

OCT 2021

OCT 2021Community update

Read our October Community Update and find out how the Newell highway Program Alliance is delivering benefits for Transport for NSW customers.

View or download the October Community update (PDF, 506Kb).

OCT 2021

OCT 2021Back Creek overtaking lanes work has begun

The Newell Highway Program Alliance has started work on a new pair of overtaking lanes about 19 kilometres north of West Wyalong. Read more on the Back Creek page.

SEP 2021

SEP 2021Potential new overtaking lane at Mirrool

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 possible construction of a southbound overtaking lane at Mirrool, about 15 kilometres north of Ardlethan.

Goods and services required could include construction equipment, concrete supply, sealing works, pavement stabilisation, culvert extension and labour hire.

To register your interest as a supplier please email tenders@newellhpa.com.au.

Registration to receive tender packages closes Friday 15 October 2021.

The work may involve the construction of a southbound overtaking lane at Mirrool, about 15 kilometres north of Ardlethan.

Initial work on this overtaking lane could start in November 2021 and would likely take about seven months to complete.

View the September 2021 project notification (PDF, 453Kb) for more information.

SEP 2021

SEP 2021Pilliga

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 overtaking lanes to be delivered in the Pilliga between Coonabarabran and Narrabri.

Goods and services required could include construction equipment, concrete supply, sealing works, pavement stabilisation, culvert extension and labour hire.

To register your interest as a supplier please email tenders@newellhpa.com.au.

Registration to receive tender packages closes midnight Tuesday 05 October 2021.

The work will involve the construction of northbound and southbound overtaking lanes at a number of locations in the Pilliga between Coonabarabran and Narrabri.

Initial work on the overtaking lanes is due to start in October 2021 and is expected to take about fourteen months to complete.

View the September 2021 project notification (PDF, 522Kb) for more information.

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 the construction of 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 has 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 shoulders and centreline, and installing audio-tactile linemarking on the edges and centre of the road.

Program Alliance projects

Work on new northbound and southbound overtaking lanes near Back Creek, about 19 kilometres north of West Wyalong, has begun.

The project will take about seven months to complete, weather permitting. Visit the Back Creek project page for more information.

Safety improvement work, up to 20 kilometres south of West Wyalong, started in July 2021. The project will take approximately six months to complete, weather permitting.

Visit the Alleena project page for more information.

Safety improvement work, six kilometres north of Tocumwal, will commence on 16 June.

The project will take about six months to complete, weather permitting.

Visit the Tocumwal to Finley project page for more information.

A new pair of overtaking lanes and safety improvement work, 20 kilometres south of Forbes, will commence on 19 June 2021.

The project will take about six months to complete, weather permitting.

Visit the Gullifers Road project page for more information.

Work on new northbound and southbound overtaking lanes near Landervale Road, about 21 kilometres south of Ardlethan, started in November 2020.

The project will take about seven months to complete, weather permitting.

Visit the Landervale Road project page for more information.

Work on the new northbound and southbound overtaking lanes and road safety works, which included shoulder widening, near Firetail Rest Area, about six kilometres north of Grong Grong have been completed. Work started on Wednesday 4 November 2020 and was completed in October 2021.

Visit the Firetail project page for more information.

Work on a southbound overtaking lane extension on the Newell Highway, about 26 kilometres south of Coonabarabran, started on 21 July 2020 and was completed on 26 February 2021.

Safety improvement work will commence in early May 2021.

Visit the Redbank project page for more information.

The upgrade involved the extension of the northbound overtaking lane about five kilometres north of Parkes.

Work on the Coobang overtaking lane started on 7 July 2020 and was completed on Thursday 10 December 2020.

Visit the Coobang project page for more information.

The upgrade involved the extension of the existing northbound overtaking lane by about 1.4 kilometres at the bottom of Tap Hill near O'Conners Road, 44 kilometres north of Gilgandra as well as constructing a new one kilometre northbound overtaking lane to close the gap between the existing overtaking lanes at the top of Tap Hill.

Visit the Tap Hill project page for more information.

The upgrade involved the delivery of a new northbound overtaking lane, near Chinamans Road, about six kilometres north of Tocumwal.

Work on the Chinamans Road overtaking lane started on Monday 18 May 2020 and was completed on Tuesday 24 November 2020.

Visit the Chinamans Road project page for more information.

The upgrade involved the delivery of new northbound and southbound overtaking lanes at Pilliga, about 15 kilometres north of Coonabarabran.

Work on the overtaking lanes started on 15 April 2020 and was completed on 2 December 2020.

Visit the Pilliga project page for more information.

The upgrade involved the delivery of one southbound overtaking lane, four kilometres south of Finley.

Visit the Fullers Road project page for more information.

The upgrade involved the delivery of one overtaking lane southbound, four kilometres south of Peak Hill.

Work on the Peak Hill overtaking lane started on 28 January 2020 and was completed on 14 June 2020.

Visit the Peak Hill project page for more information.

The upgrade involved the delivery of one overtaking lane northbound, 15 kilometres north of Parkes.

Work on the Telescope overtaking lane started on 9 December 2019 and was completed on Friday 17 April 2020.

Visit the Telescope project page for more information.

The upgrades involved the delivery of two overtaking lanes, one northbound and one southbound, 38 kilometres north of Jerilderie.

Visit the Bundure project page for more information.

The upgrades involved the delivery of two overtaking lanes, one northbound and one southbound, 26 kilometres south of Forbes.

Work on the overtaking lane started on 5 August and was completed on 28 February 2020.

Visit the Bundaburrah project page for more information.

The upgrades involved the delivery of one overtaking lane southbound through Medway Creek, 18 kilometres north of Dubbo.

Initial work on this overtaking lane started on 8 July and was completed on 6 December 2019.

Visit the Medway project page for more information.

The upgrades involved the delivery of two overtaking lanes, one northbound and one southbound, six kilometres south of Gilgandra.

Initial work on these overtaking lanes started in May 2019 and was completed on 17 December 2019.

Visit the Marthaguy project page for more information.

The Newell Highway Program Alliance (NHPA) completed the delivery of two overtaking lanes, one northbound and one southbound, 10 kilometres north of Gilgandra.

Work on these overtaking lanes started in March 2019 and was opened to traffic on 29 November 2019.

The safety improvement work has now been completed.  This work commenced 23 March 2021 and was completed in July 2021.

Visit the Dusty's Creek project page for more information.

Transport for NSW will keep the community informed as projects progress.

Project documents

Media releases

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10 September 2021

Local businesses to help build Newell Highway overtaking lanes

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20 July 2021

Funding boost delivers wider, safer Newell Highway

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13 May 2021

Call out for local businesses to deliver next stage of Newell transformation

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22 March 2021

More Newell Highway overtaking lanes opened at Coobang and Redbank

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26 November 2020

Tocumwal locals deliver latest overtaking lane on Newell Highway

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26 November 2020

Tocumwal locals deliver latest overtaking lane on Newell Highway

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16 October 2020

Locals to help build Newell Highway overtaking lanes

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28 September 2020

Pilliga overtaking lanes support 133 jobs

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8 July 2020

Overtaking lane doubles to cut travel time

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5 June 2020

Locals to help build Newell overtaking lanes

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21 May 2020

Technology leads Newell Highway project

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19 May 2020

Newell Highway overtaking lanes on a fast track

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28 April 2020

Help us build overtaking lanes on the Newell Highway

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21 April 2020

Highway overtaking lanes in Telescope's sight

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5 March 2020

Overtaking lanes at Bundaburrah now open

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27 February 2020

Finley a fine place for Newell overtaking lane

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9 December 2019

Newell Highway overtaking lanes power ahead

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6 December 2019

Telescope, Peak Hill, next to benefit from Newell works

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6 December 2019

Newell Highway overtaking lanes info sessions

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7 November 2019

Newell Highway overtaking lanes for Jerilderie

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30 October 2019

Get involved in Newell overtaking lanes

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26 August 2019

Bundaburrah overtaking lanes take off

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27 June 2019

Newell overtaking lanes at Marthaguy

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30 January 2019

Additional overtaking lanes make overtaking on Newell Highway safer

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Project notifications

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November 2021 project notification

Local suppliers and contractors invited to register to tender for work on a new overtaking lane project at Daroobalgie.

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September 2021 project notification

Local suppliers and contractors are invited to register to receive tenders for the new overtaking lane at Mirrool.

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September 2021 project notification

Local suppliers and contractors invited to tender for work on new overtaking lanes in the Pilliga on the Newell Highway.

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September 2021 project notification

Local suppliers and contractors invited to tender on a new overtaking lane at Back Creek on the Newell Highway.

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