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New England Highway safety upgrade - Willow Tree to Uralla

The NSW Government is funding important upgrades on the New England Highway as part of its Saving Lives on Country Roads program.

Latest news

FEB 2021

FEB 2021Intersection closures at Kootingal

A number of intersections will soon be closed for the safety of our workers and the public. Read more about these impacts in the February project notification (PDF,505Kb).

JAN 2021

JAN 2021Start of work at Kootingal

Work will start on a range of safety improvements at Kootingal from Monday 11 January 2021. Read more about the work in the January project notification (PDF, 1.23Mb).

NOV 2020

NOV 2020Safety improvements at Kootingal

The community was invited to provide feedback on proposed safety improvements on the New England Highway at Kootingal. Transport for NSW has considered the feedback and the project is now due to start early in 2021. Read more about the next steps in the November project upddate (PDF, 130Kb).

AUG 2020

AUG 2020Road safety improvements

As part of the NSW Government’s Saving Lives on Country Roads program we are delivering a number of road safety improvements on the New England Highway between Willow Tree and Armidale.

Over the last two years, almost $30 million has been spent on treatments such as widened centre line, improving road shoulders, installation of safety barrier and audio tactile line marking (ATLM).

Road users on the New England Highway will continue to enjoy safer journeys with work progressing on $50 million in upgrades between Willow Tree and Uralla over the next three financial years.

Improvements will soon be complete for an eight kilometre section between Moonbi and Bendemeer and a six kilometre section of highway near Kentucky, south of Uralla. A number of road surface improvements are also taking place south of Tamworth. This work is expected to be completed December 2020.

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Project information

The NSW Government has developed the Saving Lives on Country Roads program to help address the disproportionate number of people dying on country roads. The program has been designed to deliver safety improvements for high risk country roads.

In the next three years $50 million will be spent to improve safety on the New England Highway between Willow Tree and Uralla.

The package of safety improvement work includes:

  • Installing widened centre line to increase the separation between oncoming vehicles
  • Road widening and drainage improvement
  • Improving the road surface for a smoother and safer journey on the New England Highway, which is a vital regional road carrying essential freight
  • Installing roadside safety barrier to reduce the risk of vehicles leaving the highway and hitting an object or oncoming vehicle
  • Installing ATLM to reduce run-off-road and head-on crashes by using noise and vibration

Project documents

Project notifications

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February 2021 project notification

Intersection closures at Kootingal

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January 2021 project notification

Start of work on New England Highway safety improvements at Kootingal from Monday 11 January.

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September 2020 project notification

Safety improvements on the New England Highway south of Tamworth.

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February 2020 project notification

Road work on the New England Highway, Kentucky from Monday 24 February.

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Project updates

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November 2020 project update

New England Highway safety upgrade.

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September 2020 project update

New England Highway safety improvements at Kootingal

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November 2018 project update

New England Highway safety upgrade.

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Fact sheets

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May 2019 fact sheet

Audio tactile line marking (ATLM).

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