Tap Hill

Tap Hill

Work on the two northbound overtaking lanes on the Newell Highway at Tap Hill, about 44 kilometres north of Gilgandra, will start in late May 2020.

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APR 2020Local suppliers invited to tender

The Newell Highway Program Alliance (NHPA) is inviting local suppliers to tender for the supply of a variety of goods and services for the construction of two northbound overtaking lanes at Tap Hill, about 44 kilometres north of Gilgandra.

Initial work on this overtaking lane will start in late May 2020 and is expected to take about seven months to complete.

Local suppliers can tender for a variety of goods, services and materials including:

  • machinery, including graders, water carts, excavators, body trucks and side tippers, profilers, road brooms, bob cats and rollers
  • services including spray sealing, traffic control, signage installation, surveying and line marking
  • materials including signage, concrete and pre cast pipes and culverts
  • labour hire

Interested local suppliers are encouraged to email tenders@newellhpa.com.au with the following details:

  • company name
  • company ABN
  • full name of contact person
  • contact details (phone number, email address and residential address)
  • the types of goods, services and materials they would like to tender for.

Registrations close by 5pm Wednesday 6 May 2020.

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 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.

Work on the two northbound overtaking lanes on the Newell Highway at Tap Hill, about 44 kilometres north of Gilgandra, will start in late May 2020. 

The overtaking lanes are expected to take about seven months to complete.

Once completed, road users travelling on the Newell Highway between Gilgandra and Coonabarabran will experience increased overtaking opportunities to help improve journey reliability.

Other benefits of the project include:

  • improved safety for all road users
  • reduced travel times
  • more accurate travel planning
  • improved freight efficiency.

The project team will keep the community regularly informed as the work progresses.

Thank you for your understanding while we complete this important work.

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