Southern Hume duplication – completed

Background

The Australian and the NSW governments signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the Accelerated Southern Hume Duplication Package. The Australian Government allocated $800 million in accordance with the AusLink (National Land Transport) Act 2005. Roads and Maritime Services managed these works.

The Hume Highway is the main road freight route between Sydney and Melbourne.

This package of works has duplicated 67 kilometres of the Hume Highway in southern New South Wales by the end of 2009, leaving only 20 kilometres of highway as single carriageway. The bypasses at Tarcutta, Holbrook and Woomargama required more complex planning, community consultation and environmental assessment.

The duplication of the Hume Highway from the Sturt Highway to Holbrook was constructed by a project team consisting of Roads and Maritime Services, Leighton Contractors, AECOM, Coffey Partners and SMC, known as the Northern Hume Alliance.

The duplication of the Hume Highway from Woomargama to Table Top was constructed by a project team consisting of Roads and Maritime Services, Abigroup and Sinclair Knight Merz, known as the Hume Highway Southern Alliance.

These works have significantly improved road safety for all motorists and improved transport efficiency for communities and industries along this major freight route.

For further information

Phone the Roads and Maritime Services South West Regional Office on 131 782 or contact us.

Sturt Highway to Tarcutta

A six kilometre single carriageway section on the Hume Highway has been duplicated to four-lane carriageway from the Sturt Highway intersection to north of Tarcutta. An environmental assessment was prepared in accordance with the process and requirements of Part 3A of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

Kyeamba Hill

A nine kilometre single carriageway section on the Hume Highway has been duplicated to four-lane carriageway at Kyeamba Hill. An environmental assessment was prepared in accordance with the process and requirements of Part 3A of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

Little Billabong

An eight kilometre single carriageway section on the Hume Highway has been duplicated to four-lane carriageway at Little Billabong between Tarcutta and Holbrook. An environmental assessment was prepared in accordance with the process and requirements of Part 3A of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, 1979.

Yarra Yarra to Holbrook

A 12 kilometre section of the Hume Highway has been duplicated to four-lane carriageway from Yarra Yarra to north of Holbrook. An environmental assessment was prepared in accordance with the process and requirements of Part 3A of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

Woomargama to Mullengandra

A 10 kilometre section of the Hume Highway from Woomargama to Mullengandra has been duplicated to four lane carriageway. An environmental assessment was prepared in accordance with the process and requirements of Part 3A of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

Mullengandra to Table Top

A 22 kilometre section of the Hume Highway from Mullengandra to Table Top has been duplicated to four lane carriageway (including a deviation from Mullengandra to Yellow Creek). This section received planning approval in January 1998 under the Albury Wodonga Hume Freeway project.

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