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Newell Highway Program Alliance

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SEP 2020

SEP 2020NHPA featured in the latest Consulting Matters edition

The Newell Highway Program Alliance (NHPA) has featured in the latest Consulting Matters edition, a quarterly publication released by Consult Australia. Read about how the NHPA is delivering beyond the pavement.

Project information

Transport for NSW has partnered with BMD and AECOM to form the Newell Highway Program Alliance.

The strategic 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

Northbound and southbound overtaking lanes, about 20 kilometres south of Forbes, are in planning.

Visit the Gullifers Road project page for more information.

A southbound overtaking lane near Gillenbah Forest, about seven kilometres south of Narrandera, is in planning.

Visit the Gillenbah Forest project page for more information.

The delivery of two new overtaking lanes, one northbound and one southbound,  about 19.5 kilometres north of West Wyalong, is in planning.

Visit the Back Creek project page for more information.

Work on new northbound and southbound overtaking lanes near Landervale Road, about 21 kilometres south of Ardlethan, started in November 2020.

The project will take about seven months to complete, weather permitting.

Visit the Landervale Road project page for more information.

Work on the new northbound and southbound overtaking lane, near Firetail Rest Area, about six kilometres north of Grong Grong, started on Wednesday 4 November 2020.

The project will take about seven months to complete, weather permitting.

Visit the Firetail project page for more information.

Work on a southbound overtaking lane extension on the Newell Highway, about 26 kilometres south of Coonabarabran, started on 21 July 2020.

The project will take about five months to complete, weather permitting.

Visit the Redbank project page for more information.

Work on extending the northbound overtaking lane on the Newell Highway, about five kilometres north of Parkes, started on 7 July 2020.

The project will take about four months to complete, weather permitting.

Visit the Coobang project page for more information.

The upgrade, started in June 2020, involves:

  • extending the existing northbound overtaking lane by about 1.4 kilometres at the bottom of Tap Hill near O'Conners Road, 44 kilometres north of Gilgandra.
  • constructing a new northbound overtaking lane to close the gap between the existing overtaking lanes at the top of Tap Hill
  • trucks and other vehicles will have longer distances to safely overtake slower moving heavy vehicles on the steep grades in the Warrumbungle Ranges.

Visit the Tap Hill project page for more information.

The upgrade involved the delivery of a new northbound overtaking lane, near Chinamans Road, about six kilometres north of Tocumwal.

Work on the Chinamans Road overtaking lane started on Monday 18 May 2020 and was completed on Tuesday 24 November 2020.

Visit the Chinamans Road project page for more information.

The upgrade, started in April 2020, will involve the delivery of new northbound and southbound overtaking lanes at Pilliga, about 15 kilometres north of Coonabarabran.

Work on the overtaking lanes started on 15 April 2020 and includes establishing a site compound and stockpile site, installing erosion and sediment controls, removing trees and road widening.

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

Visit the Pilliga project page for more information.

The upgrade involved the delivery of one southbound overtaking lane, four kilometres south of Finley.

Visit the Fullers Road project page for more information.

The upgrade involved the delivery of one overtaking lane southbound, four kilometres south of Peak Hill.

Work on the Peak Hill overtaking lane started on 28 January 2020 and was completed on 14 June 2020.

Visit the Peak Hill project page for more information.

The upgrade involved the delivery of one overtaking lane northbound, 15 kilometres north of Parkes.

Work on the Telescope overtaking lane started on 9 December 2019 and was completed on Friday 17 April 2020.

Visit the Telescope project page for more information.

The upgrades involved the delivery of two overtaking lanes, one northbound and one southbound, 38 kilometres north of Jerilderie.

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 5 August and was completed on 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 8 July and was completed on 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 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 29 November 2019.

Visit the Dustys Creek project page for more information.

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

Project documents

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26 November 2020

Tocumwal locals deliver latest overtaking lane on Newell Highway

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16 October 2020

Locals to help build Newell Highway overtaking lanes

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28 September 2020

Pilliga overtaking lanes support 133 jobs

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8 July 2020

Overtaking lane doubles to cut travel time

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5 June 2020

Locals to help build Newell overtaking lanes

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21 May 2020

Technology leads Newell Highway project

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19 May 2020

Newell Highway overtaking lanes on a fast track

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28 April 2020

Help us build overtaking lanes on the Newell Highway

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21 April 2020

Highway overtaking lanes in Telescope's sight

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5 March 2020

Overtaking lanes at Bundaburrah now open

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27 February 2020

Finley a fine place for Newell overtaking lane

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9 December 2019

Newell Highway overtaking lanes power ahead

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6 December 2019

Telescope, Peak Hill, next to benefit from Newell works

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6 December 2019

Newell Highway overtaking lanes info sessions

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7 November 2019

Newell Highway overtaking lanes for Jerilderie

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30 October 2019

Get involved in Newell overtaking lanes

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26 August 2019

Bundaburrah overtaking lanes take off

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27 June 2019

Newell overtaking lanes at Marthaguy

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30 January 2019

Additional overtaking lanes make overtaking on Newell Highway safer

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