The Newell Highway Program Alliance (NHPA) will commence the construction of a new southbound overtaking lane at Mirrool, about 15 kilometres north of Ardlethan, in November 2021.

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

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SEP 2021

SEP 2021New 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 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 will involve the construction of a southbound overtaking lane at Mirrool, about 15 kilometres north of Ardlethan.

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

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

Project information

Transport for NSW have 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 efficiency.

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 to the Queensland border.

The Australian Government granted about $76 million for safety improvement works to be carried out adjacent to six of the overtaking lane projects.

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

The project will commence in November 2021 and is expected to take seven months to complete.

Mirrool overtaking lane map

Once the overtaking lane is 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
  • improved freight efficiency.

A reduced speed limit of 40km/h and 60km/h during work hours and 80km/h after hours will be in place for the safety of road users and workers

Motorists are advised to drive to the conditions, allow extra travel time and follow the directions of signs and traffic control.

For the latest traffic updates, you can call 132 701, visit livetraffic.com or download the Live Traffic NSW App.

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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Project notifications

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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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