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Newell Highway Program Alliance

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DEC 2019

DEC 2019Invitation to tender

The Alliance is inviting local suppliers to tender for the supply of a variety of goods and services for the construction of a southbound overtaking lane at Aerodrome in January 2020, and northbound and southbound overtaking lanes at Pilliga near Coonabarabran in March 2020. Two northbound overtaking lanes are also due to start at Tap Hill near Gilgandra in June 2020.

Supplier briefing

Alliance team members will be available to discuss these opportunities and the tendering process at:

  • Where: Coonabarabran Community Town Hall Centre, 31- 35 John Street, Coonabarabran NSW
  • When: Tuesday 10 December 2019
  • Time: 4pm – 7pm

and

  • Where: Gilgandra Shire Hall, 15 Warren Road, Gilgandra NSW 
  • When:  Monday 16 December 2019
  • Time: 4pm – 7pmCommunity information sessions

Alliance team members will also be available to provide more information about the work at the:

Coonabarabran community session: 

  • Where: Coonabarabran Community Town Hall Centre, 31-35 John Street, Coonabarabran NSW  When: Wednesday 11 December 2019
  • Time: 4pm – 7pm

Gilgandra community session:

  • Where: Gilgandra Shire Hall, 15 Warren Road, Gilgandra NSW  
  • When:  Tuesday 17 December 2019
  • Time: 4pm – 7pm

There will be no formal presentations, suppliers and the community are welcome to drop in and chat with the team during the above times.

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 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 upgrade will involve the delivery of one overtaking lane southbound through Medway Creek, Brocklehurst, north of Dubbo. Initial work on this overtaking lane started on Monday 8 July and includes establishing the site compound, removing trees, and erosion and sediment control.

Work to complete the Medway Creek overtaking lane will take about seven months.

Visit the Medway project page for more information.

The upgrades will involve the delivery of two overtaking lanes, one northbound and one southbound, north of Gilgandra. Initial work on these overtaking lanes started in March 2019 and included the construction of a site compound, installation of fencing and tree removal.

Throughout July, work will continue including drainage works, tree removal, earthwork and excavation work. The work will take about eight months to complete.

Visit the Dustys Creek project page for more information.

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

Initial work on these overtaking lanes started in May 2019 and included establishing the site compound, installing fencing, removing trees, and erosion and sediment control.

Work on the Marthaguy overtaking lanes will take about nine months to complete.

Visit the Marthaguy project page for more information.

The upgrade will involve the delivery of two overtaking lanes, one northbound and one southbound, south of Forbes.

Initial work on these overtaking lanes started at the end of August 2019 and includes establishing the site compound, stockpile site and fencing.

Work on the Bundaburrah overtaking lanes will take about nine months to complete.

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.

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

Project documents

 

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