Dubbo road projects - Building a better Dubbo

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The NSW Government is investing $195 million in five road projects to build a better Dubbo. We are working to cut down your travel time, make your roads safer and ease congestion in and around Dubbo.

Building a better Dubbo

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What is happening?

Plans are now on display for three major road projects in Dubbo, with work under way on two more. Click on the links for more information on:

Have your say!

Roads and Maritime is inviting feedback on the New Dubbo Bridge Review of Environmental Factors (REF) and concept design until Friday 28 June 2019. We are also inviting you to view the proposed designs for the Newell Highway and Mitchell Highway intersection upgrade and the Mitchell Highway (Cobra Street) and Fitzroy Street intersection upgrade.

Drop in sessions

We recognise the importance of community feedback and are inviting the community to have its say on the design of the New Dubbo Bridge and the environmental assessments.

We are also inviting you to view the proposed designs for the Newell Highway and Mitchell Highway intersection upgrade and the Mitchell Highway (Cobra Street) and Fitzroy Street intersection upgrade at the following locations:

  • Shopfront open 2/163 Macquarie Street, Dubbo, Tuesday 28 May, 9am-3pm Thursday 30 May, 12pm-6pm Wednesday 5 June, 9am-3pm Thursday 13 June, 9am-3pm Wednesday 19 June, 11am-5pm Wednesday 26 June, 9am-3pm
  • Dubbo Farmers Market Corner Macquarie Street and Newell Highway, Dubbo Saturday 1 June, 8am-12pm
  • Orana Mall Stall (in front of Big W) Windsor Parade, Dubbo Thursday 6 June, 4pm-7pm

Unstaffed displays

  • Dubbo Regional Council Corner Church Street and Darling Street
  • Western Plains Cultural Centre Wingewarra Street
  • Dubbo Visitor Information Centre Corner Macquarie Street and Newell Highway
  • TAFE Western Dubbo College Myall Street Campus
  • Macquarie Regional Library Corner Macquarie Street and Talbragar Street

Five infrastructure improvement projects that will benefit the Dubbo community

The projects will reduce travel times and congestion and provide improved safety and connectivity.

The projects are:


New Dubbo Bridge

  • Cost: $140 million
  • Description:
    The project involves building a third high level river crossing in Dubbo. The River Street option has been announced as the preferred option.
  • Benefits:
    • improve freight efficiency
    • improved flood immunity for the Newell Highway and local traffic
    • reduce congestion within Dubbo.
  • What we are doing:
    The project will provide a third river crossing in Dubbo that will improve freight efficiency and productivity for the Newell Highway and local road users, through Dubbo.
  • How we are doing it:
    The River Street option would continue from Thompson Street, near the Newell Highway, along a new road and follow the western river bank travelling north. It would then cross the river to connect to the Newell Highway near River Street in north Dubbo.
  • When we are doing it:
    • 2018 - design development and planning
    • Mid 2019 - display of Review of Environmental Factors and concept design
    • 2021 - display of detailed design
    • 2022 - commence construction.
  • More information: See the New Dubbo Bridge project page.
  • Have your say: Have your say on the New Dubbo Bridge.

Newell Highway Mitchell Highway intersection upgrade

  • Cost: $20 million
  • Description: Upgrade of the existing roundabout to a signalised intersection.
  • Benefits:
    • provide a highway intersection that allows safe and efficient movement of heavy vehicles up to 36.5m to the north, south and west
    • reduce congestion and travel times
    • improve safety by reducing conflict between local and through traffic and between vehicles and pedestrians and cyclists
  • What we are doing:
    • Upgrade the intersection of the Mitchell Highway and Newell Highway in Dubbo to improve traffic efficiency and road safety
  • How we are doing it:
    • installing traffic lights to improve traffic flow
    • intersection widening to accommodate additional right turn traffic movements
    • providing safe pedestrian access
    • relocate underground service utilities and overhead power.
  • When we are doing it:
    • mid 2019 – utility relocations
    • late 2019 – commence construction
    • 2020 – construction completed
  • More information: See the Newell Highway and Mitchell Highway intersection upgrade page
  • Have your say: Have your say on the Newell Highway and Mitchell Highway intersection upgrade

Newell Highway upgrade West Dubbo

  • Cost: $11 million
  • Description:
    The project will upgrade the existing Newell Highway between Golf Links Road and Baird Street to a heavy duty pavement.
  • Benefits:
    • improve road user safety for all road users
    • increase efficiency of the road network
    • reduce maintenance costs
    • reduce long term inconvenience to local residents and commercial businesses from rough road surface traffic noise and maintenance activities.
  • What are we doing:
    Upgrading the existing road to heavy duty pavement on the Newell Highway (Whylandra St) from Golf Links Creek to 100m south of Baird St.
  • How are we doing it:
    Works will be delivered in three stages - utility relocations and two stages of road works. The delivery of this project has flexibility to change and best fit with other projects delivered by Roads and Maritime.
  • When are we doing it:
    • June 2017 to July 2018 - utility relocations (completed)
    • March 2019 - start of road works Stage 1
    • road works Stage 2 subject to funding
  • More information: See the latest Community Update for the Newell Highway upgrade West Dubbo

Mitchell Highway (Cobra Street) and Fitzroy Street intersection upgrade

  • Cost: $14 million
  • Description:
    Upgrade of the existing roundabout to a signalised intersection.
  • Benefits:
    The aim of the intersection upgrade is to provide additional lanes for the intersection approach and departure. A signalised intersection will be constructed to:
    • improve motorist, pedestrian and cyclist safety
    • improve traffic efficiency
    • reduce congestion for highway and local traffic, particularly during peak hours.
  • What we are doing:
    Upgrade the intersection of Cobra and Fitzroy streets in Dubbo to improve traffic efficiency and road safety.
  • How we are doing it:
    • intersection widening to accommodate left and right turn traffic movements
    • providing safe pedestrian facilities
    • upgrade the road within the intersection area
    • relocate underground service utilities and overhead power.
  • When we are we doing it:
    • 2018 – planning and development
    • 2019 – 1st quarter - finalisation of development and early works
    • Mid 2019 – commence construction
    • 2020 1st quarter – project completion.
  • More information: See the Mitchell Highway (Cobra Street) intersection with Fitzroy Street project page
  • Have your say: Have your say on the Mitchell Highway (Cobra Street) and Fitzroy Street intersection upgrade

LH Ford Bridge strengthening

  • Cost: $10 million
  • Description:
    The LH Ford Bridge is a 613m long reinforced concrete bridge which was first opened to the public in 1969. At the time the bridge was the fourth longest highway bridge in NSW. The bridge is nearly 50 years old and needs significant maintenance work in order to maintain the design life of this important bridge.
  • Benefits:
    • increase the life of LH Ford Bridge
    • improve safety for all road users
    • increase efficiency of the road network
    • reduce maintenance costs.
  • What we are doing:
    The project involves the construction of two new piers within the Macquarie River to support the drop in span.
  • How we are doing it:
    • building two new piers, one either side of the river
    • repair cracking in the concrete next to the bridge bearings
    • stop further long term movements in the waterway span
    • upgrade the bridge to take Higher Mass Limit (HML) vehicles.
  • When we are doing it:
    • November 2018 - construction commenced
    • Early 2020 - completion.

    Please view or download the LH Ford Bridge review of environmental factors

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