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Newell Highway Program Alliance

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FEB 2020

FEB 2020Early works

The Newell Highway Program Alliance has started on the 12th overtaking lane, four kilometres south of Finley. Work involves building a 1.5-kilometre long, southbound overtaking lane near Fullers Road.

Project information

Transport for NSW have selected BMD and AECOM as strategic partners in the Newell Highway Program Alliance.

The partnership will deliver about 30 additional overtaking lanes in an estimated four years rather than the likely eight years it would take to fund and deliver this work using traditional procurement methods.

This innovative mode of delivery will result in the construction of a minimum of 45 kilometres of new overtaking lanes to improve safety, reduce travel times, allow more accurate travel planning and improve freight productivity.

The new overtaking lanes are expected to provide around 25 minutes of travel time savings along the length of the Newell Highway from the Victorian border to the Queensland border.

Program Alliance projects

The upgrade will involve the delivery of a new southbound overtaking lane near Fullers Road, south of Finley.

Work on the overtaking lane started on Friday 21 February 2020 and includes establishing the site compound, stockpile site, erosion and sediment controls, removing vegetation, pavement widening and installing rumble strips.

Work on the Fullers overtaking lane will take about six months to complete.

Visit the Fullers project page for more information.

The upgrade will involve the delivery of one overtaking lane southbound, south of Peak Hill.

Work on the overtaking lane will start on Tuesday 28 January 2020 and includes establishing the site compound, removing trees and erosion and sediment control.

Work on the Peak Hill overtaking lane will take about four months to complete.

Visit the Peak Hill project page for more information.

The upgrade will involve the delivery of one overtaking lane northbound, north of Parkes. Initial work on this overtaking lane starts on Monday 9 December and includes establishing the site compound, removing trees, and erosion and sediment control.

Work on the Telescope overtaking lane will take about five months to complete.

Visit the Telescope project page for more information.

The upgrades will involve the delivery of two overtaking lanes, one northbound and one southbound, north of Jerilderie.

Work on the overtaking lanes started in November 2019 and included establishing the site compound, stockpile site, erosion and sediment controls, removing vegetation, pavement widening and installing audio tactile line markings, also known as rumble strips.

Work on the Bundure overtaking lanes will take about six months to complete.

Visit the Bundure project page for more information.

The upgrades involved the delivery of two overtaking lanes, one northbound and one southbound, 26 kilometres south of Forbes.

Work on the overtaking lane started on Monday 5 August and was completed on Friday 28 February 2020.

Visit the Bundaburrah project page for more information.

The upgrades involved the delivery of one overtaking lane southbound through Medway Creek, 18 kilometres north of Dubbo.

Initial work on this overtaking lane started on Monday 8 July and was completed on Friday 6 December 2019.

Visit the Medway project page for more information.

The upgrades involved the delivery of two overtaking lanes, one northbound and one southbound, six kilometres south of Gilgandra.

Initial work on these overtaking lanes started in May 2019 and  was completed on Tuesday 17 December 2019.

Visit the Marthaguy project page for more information.

The upgrades involved the delivery of two overtaking lanes, one northbound and one southbound, 10 kilometres north of Gilgandra.

Initial work on these overtaking lanes started in March 2019 and  was completed on Friday 29 November 2019.

Visit the Dustys Creek project page for more information.

Transport for NSW will keep the community informed as projects progress.

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