The Oxley Highway links Port Macquarie and the Pacific Highway to the New England Highway near Bendemeer. The Oxley continues west of Tamworth, through Gunnedah and on to link with the Newell Highway near Coonabarabran.
The Oxley Highway stretches 514 kilometres, starting on the mid north coast of NSW at Port Macquarie and extending west to connect with the inland centres of Tamworth, Gunnedah, Coonabarabran, Gilgandra and Warren.
The NSW Government is funding the delivery of vital road improvements along the Oxley Highway. This important work stems from the Oxley Highway Route Safety Review and the Oxley Highway corridor strategy.
The Route Safety Review report was carried out by the NSW Centre for Road Safety and Roads and Maritime, examining the Oxley Highway from the Pacific Highway west of Port Macquarie to the Mitchell Highway at Nevertire.
A number of safety improvements have been completed as part of the NSW Government’s $10 million commitment to implement recommendations in the route safety review. These improvements have focused on intersections and bridge approach barriers.
The corridor strategy was developed by a team from Transport NSW and Roads and Maritime. The strategy sets out the NSW Government's 20-year plan to manage and guide the development of the road corridor to improve safety, traffic efficiency and sustainability.
Projects have already been delivered and a number are in development as part of the NSW Government's $50 million response to the corridor strategy to improve the Oxley Highway for locals, tourists and freight operators, with some work already in planning and delivery.
For information on the Route Safety Review or the Draft corridor strategy visit the web pages.
May 2020 project notification
Road work on the Oxley Highwayat Mount Seaview from Monday 25 May 2020
6 May 2021
More of the Oxley Highway re-opens to traffic
22 April 2021
Works progress to re-open Oxley Highway
12 April 2021
Have Your Say on Oxley Highway Intersection plans
9 April 2021
Work underway to rebuild Oxley Highway
5 March 2021
Good things for Goolhi and the Oxley Highway, West of Mullaley
8 May 2020
Work improve rider safety on Oxley Highway
12 February 2019
New intersection for Oxley Highway at Rawdon Island
Oxley Highway speed zone review