New Dubbo Bridge
As part of the NSW Government’s $195 million commitment to Building a Better Dubbo, the NSW Government is building a new bridge over the Macquarie River in Dubbo to ease congestion during flood events.
Roads and Maritime Services has released a ‘first look’ at images of the preferred River Street option for the New Dubbo Bridge.
The River Street option provides another river crossing during flood events and will maintain reliability for commuter and heavy freight traffic through Dubbo during these events. The bridge and approaches will be able to withstand a one in 20 year flood under the proposed design.
The River Street option and a ring road/bypass are two separate projects and the River Street option should not be considered as an alternative for a ring road/bypass. This will relieve local congestion when needed most.
The preferred option for the New Dubbo Bridge has been selected to improve freight efficiency on the Newell Highway, reduce traffic congestion and provide an alternative route during flood events. It will assist in easing congestion in Dubbo when needed most.
This bridge design was the result of more than a year of significant consultation, including multiple specialist reports and a public display of six strategic options.
Roads and Maritime is committed to working with Dubbo residents and inviting feedback on the New Dubbo Bridge now and into the future as the planning process continues.
The Review of Environmental Factors (REF) and the completed concept design for the project is currently being finalised in preparation for public display in mid 2019, where the community will be invited to have their say. Our project team continue to speak to people along the proposed route for the project to discuss issues and plan for the future.
Roads and Maritime is working to relieve congestion across Dubbo through the other Building a Better Dubbo projects, which include upgrades to the Newell Highway and Mitchell Highway intersection, Mitchell Highway (Cobra Street) and Fitzroy Street intersection, strengthening of LH Ford Bridge and upgrades to the Newell Highway in West Dubbo.