New England Highway improvement project between Aberdeen and Willow Tree

Roads and Maritime Services completed upgrades on the New England Highway between Aberdeen and Willow Tree to improve safety, travel times and freight efficiency while reducing maintenance costs along this section of the highway.

Updates and announcements

Project completed February 2019. Roads and Maritime wishes to thank the community for its patience throughout the construction of this important upgrade.


The NSW Government provided $25 million to upgrade and widen sections of the New England Highway between Aberdeen and Willow Tree. The work was completed over a four year period and included road widening, road resurfacing and installing safety barriers at various locations along the highway. Roads and Maritime Services started the upgrades in June 2016 and completed the project in late February 2019.

Project benefits

The key project benefits include:

  • Improved travel times
  • Improved safety for motorists
  • Improved freight productivity
  • Reduction in vehicle operating costs
  • Reduction in ongoing maintenance costs.
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