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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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JUN 2022

JUN 2022Tocumwal to Finley road safety improvements now completed

The Newell Highway Program Alliance have completed road safety improvements about six kilometres north of Tocumwal.

Read more on the Tocumwal to Finley page.

JUN 2022

JUN 2022Wide Load Bay Explainer

The Newell Highway Program Alliance has released an animated video that explains how oversize over mass (OSOM) vehicles and their pilot vehicles should travel through construction zones with special wide load bays on the Newell Highway.

If you are travelling down the Newell Highway with an Oversize vehicle, please let our team know in advance on 1800 577 295 or info@newellNHPA.com.au.

MAY 2022

MAY 2022Daroobalgie southbound overtaking lane has commenced

The Newell Highway Program Alliance is commencing work on a new southbound overtaking lane near the Daroobalgie Rest Area, about two kilometres north of Forbes.

Read more on the Daroobalgie page.

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 a new southbound overtaking lane, about two kilometres north of Forbes, will start in May. 

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

Visit the Daroobalgie project page for more information.

Work on new northbound and southbound overtaking lanes near Back Creek, about 19 kilometres north of West Wyalong, commenced in October 2021.

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

Visit the Back Creek project page for more information.

Work on the new southbound overtaking lane at Mirrool, about 15 kilometres north of Ardlethan, commenced in April 2022.

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

Safety improvement work, near Alleena, about 20 kilometres south of West Wyalong was completed in January.

Work on the new northbound and southbound overtaking lanes commenced in July 2021. The overtaking lanes will take about eleven months to complete, weather permitting. Visit the Alleena project page for more information.

Road safety improvement works on the Newell Highway about six kilometres north of Tocumwal, were completed in June 2022.

Visit the Tocumwal to Finley page for more information.

Safety improvement work, near Gullifers Road, about 20 kilometres south of Forbes, commenced in June 2021. The project will take about eighteen 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 were completed in February 2022.

Visit the Landervale Road page for more information.

Work on new northbound and southbound overtaking lanes and road safety works, near Firetail Rest Area, about 6 kilometres north of Grong Grong were completed in October 2021.

Visit the Firetail project page for more information.

Work on a southbound overtaking lane extension and road safety works near Redbank, about 26 kilometres south of Coonabarabran, was completed in October 2021.

Visit the Redbank project page for more information.

Work on a northbound overtaking lane extension near Coobang Road, about 5 kilometres north of Parkes was completed in December 2020.

Visit the Coobang project page for more information

Work on a northbound overtaking lane extension and new northbound overtaking lane near Tap Hill, about 44 kilometres north of Gilgandra was completed in February 2021.

Visit the Tap Hill project page for more information.

Work on a new northbound overtaking lane, near Chinamans Road, about 6 kilometres north of Tocumwal was completed in November 2020.

Visit the Chinamans Road project page for more information.

Construction of six new northbound and southbound overtaking lanes at three locations between Coonabarabran and Narrabri commenced in June 2022 and will take about 12 months to complete.

The delivery of northbound and southbound overtaking lanes at Pilliga, about 15 kilometres south of Coonabarabran was completed in October 2020.

Visit the Pilliga project page for more information.

Work on a new southbound overtaking lane, near Fullers Road, about 4 kilometres south of Finley was completed in November 2020.

Visit the Fullers Road project page for more information.

Work on a new southbound overtaking lane, 4 kilometres south of Peak Hill was completed in June 2020.

Visit the Peak Hill project page for more information

Work on a new northbound overtaking lane, near Telescope Road, about 15 kilometres north Parkes was completed in April 2020.

Visit the Telescope project page for more information.

Work on new northbound and southbound overtaking lanes, near Bundure, about 38 kilometres north of Jerliderie were completed in June 2020.

Visit the Bundure project page for more information.

Work on new northbound and southbound overtaking lanes, near Bundaburrah, about 26 kilometres south of Forbes were completed in February 2020.

Visit the Bundaburrah project page for more information.

Work on a new southbound overtaking lane, near Medway Creek, about 18 kilometres north of Dubbo was completed in December 2019.

Visit the Medway project page for more information.

Work on new northbound and southbound overtaking lanes near Marthaguy Rest Area, about 6 kilometres south of Gilgandra were completed in December 2019.

Visit the Marthaguy project page for more information.

Work on new northbound and southbound overtaking lanes, near Dustys Creek, about 10 kilometres north of Gilgandra were completed in January 2020.

Safety improvement work 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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29 March 2022

Regional Jobs the Focus as Work Starts on New Overtaking Lane at Mirrool

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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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April 2022 project notification

Register your interest to be involved in the construction of a new overtaking lane at Bundigerry Road, near Narrandera.

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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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Community update

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May 2022 community update

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October 2021 community update

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May 2020 community update

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