Newell Highway and Mitchell Highway intersection upgrade

The NSW Government is investing $20 million to upgrade the Newell Highway and Mitchell Highway intersection to improve safety and efficiency. The roundabout will be removed and replaced with traffic lights to better regulate traffic flow.

This critical upgrade will reduce congestion at this busy intersection for locals and for traffic travelling through Dubbo. The Newell Highway and Mitchell Highway are part of the National Land Transport Network - an essential link for businesses and industries connecting major cities and regions. These routes are a vital part of the road network through Dubbo and the surrounding region.

The proposed Newell Highway and Mitchell Highway intersection upgrade
The proposed Newell Highway and Mitchell Highway intersection upgrade

Project features

The Newell Highway and Mitchell Highway intersection upgrade includes the following features:

  • Traffic lights will replace the existing roundabout
  • New pedestrian crossings on all four sides of the intersection, with foot ramps to improve wheelchair and pram access
  • Intersection widening to allow for increasing traffic volumes
  • Additional merge lane that minimises parking loss at Victoria Street shops
  • Relocation of underground utilities and overhead power
  • Safer turn paths for road trains (up to 36.5m long)
  • New stormwater system to improve drainage in a high rainfall event.

  

Drop in sessions

We recognise the importance of community feedback and are inviting the community to chat with the project team and view the proposed design for the Newell Highway and Mitchell Highway 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
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