Intersection of Newell Highway and Mitchell Highway

Newell Highway and Mitchell Highway intersection upgrade

The NSW Government is investing $20 million to upgrade the Newell Highway and Mitchell Highway intersection to improve safety and efficiency. The roundabout will be removed and replaced with traffic lights to better regulate traffic flow.

Project information

This critical upgrade will reduce congestion at this busy intersection for locals and for traffic travelling through Dubbo. The Newell Highway and Mitchell Highway are part of the National Land Transport Network - an essential link for businesses and industries connecting major cities and regions. These routes are a vital part of the road network through Dubbo and the surrounding region.

The NSW Government has modified the design for the intersection at Baird Street and the Newell Highway after listening to the Dubbo community.

During the consultation process, Transport for NSW was made aware that restricting right turns around the intersection at Baird Street and the Newell Highway would impact commuters, residents and local businesses.

Based on the feedback, the NSW Government modified the design of the upgrade to include traffic lights, allowing a right hand turn onto Baird Street for vehicles travelling north on the highway.

Newell Highway traffic will also be able to turn right onto Baird Street to travel towards West Dubbo.

The installation of traffic lights at Baird Street will be part of the broader project to remove the roundabout at the Newell Highway and Mitchell Highway intersection and install traffic lights.  

The Newell Highway and Mitchell Highway intersection upgrade includes the following features:

  • Traffic lights will replace the existing roundabout
  • New pedestrian crossings on all four sides of the intersection, with foot ramps to improve wheelchair and pram access
  • Intersection widening to allow for increasing traffic volumes
  • Additional merge lane that minimises parking loss at Victoria Street shops
  • Relocation of underground utilities and overhead power
  • Safer turn paths for road trains (up to 36.5m long)
  • New stormwater system to improve drainage in a high rainfall event.

View the proposed Newell Highway and Mitchell Highway intersection upgrade.

View the proposed Newell Highway and Mitchell Highway intersection upgrade.

Project documents

Community information

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November 2019 Stakeholder letter

Baird Street intersection redesigned, based on community feedback

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May 2019 community update

Building a better Dubbo - Road work, that works for you.

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May 2019 project poster

Building a better Dubbo - Road work, that works for you.

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May 2019 frequently asked questions

Newell Highway and Mitchell Highway intersection upgrade.

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2019 project poster

Know the facts.

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Reports

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April 2019 review of environmental factors report

Newell and Mitchell Highways Intersection Upgrade main report.

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April 2019 review of environmental factors report

Appendices A, B, C & E.

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April 2019 review of environmental factors report

Appendix D - Part 1.

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April 2019 review of environmental factors report

Appendix D - Part 2.

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April 2019 review of environmental factors report

Appendix D - Part 3.

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